There are a number of resources that offer pointers in how to build financial freedom – often bolstered with the offer of a book or CD which, once purchased, will reveal the ultimate secret to wealth. Usually the only person getting rich is the one selling the book.
If you have a good education, a good job and a budding investment portfolio, then wealth is probably not a ‘secret’ to you. Establishing what wealth actually means in terms of your individual life experience is key to understanding at what point you are actually becoming wealthy. Because wealth is always relative – what is a fortune to one person, is merely ‘getting by’ to another.
So what is ‘wealth’? A comfortable retirement? The opportunity to change your career, travel further or start a company? Money that will allow you to live your dreams? How can we build a life that offers the twin goals of both security and freedom?