Money and finances are two of the most important — yet loaded — topics in the world, and for good reason. After all, money determines much of the way we live, move, and go through life, for better or for worse. And when you really think about how much our lives can really be impacted by money, you start to realize something else… money is inherently personal.
At CIFS, one of our biggest goals is to help increase financial education and knowledge for everyone, regardless of who, what, when, where, or why. We recommend people ask themselves these 3 important questions:
Today, we’re breaking down finances in regard to financial freedom and challenging you to define what exactly financial freedom means to you.
Financial freedom is a relative term, but we like to describe it like this — financial freedom is when you’re in a financial situation where you feel no fear about money, you’re able to make decisions without money being the primary deciding factor, and you can live your life at peace with money, instead of being constantly anxious about it.
To define your own version of financial freedom, you have to realize what, exactly, you want your life to look like. For some people, financial freedom means that they’re able to retire. For some, financial freedom means they’re out of debt. For some, financial freedom means that they have enough money each month to pay their bills, put some back, and enjoy some. And, here’s the thing: there’s absolutely no right or wrong way to think about financial freedom. People approach life differently, which means that people approach financial freedom differently, too.
Most importantly, remember: you’ve got this! Even slightly beginning to prioritize your finances puts you miles ahead of the crowd, and you’re on the right track. Check out our CIFS blog for more resources on financial literacy and freedom!