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Sunday, August 9, 2015
Financial Freedom, What a Relief it is
The simple life can be lived in an apartment in the dead of New York City. Or, in a two story colonial in a suburb. Even in a small farm house in the country. Your home can be rented or owned or paid in full. Living a simple life is not a territory. It's an intangible ideal. It's a comfort zone free of outside influence. The simple life is, well, simple. No fancy foods that have the cost of a loan to them, unless that is your choice. No shiny cars with all the gadgets, unless that's your choice. Not the desire to have a closet bigger than some homes to house clothes, unless that's your choice. No. It's enjoying what we have and working with what we have, freely choosing to do without because we want to. Or not doing without because we want to. The key, the way I see it, is finances. Specifically debt. Debt is a killer. It has been known to harm relationships, create stress, and even create physical harm.
I don't feel I'm an expert in this field so I'm going to refer you to a couple who has gone from irresponsible finances to owing nothing in a short period of time. If becoming debt free interests you check out their yoo toob channel, His and Her Money. They have a video on this subject every Sunday evening. The link follows.
I do wish you luck if you decide to go this route. I'll be your biggest cheerleader.