Everybody wants financial freedom. Many try to find it by doing what they are passionate about. There are people who have found it by climbing up the ladder in the company where they work while others have started a business. In the past five-year period, more millionaires have emerged than in any other period. Online resources and the internet in general are responsible for much of that success. Most of these people have been cool enough to write about their success and offer some advice and insight about success and what to do to attain it. One thing that has been mentioned in a majority of the books is the "secrets to financial freedom". So, what are these secrets? No matter how much money you make, if you have no idea how to manage it you will never attain financial freedom—you will not even come close. You need to learn how to manage what you make and cultivate a culture of saving. Your money should work for you. If you have uncontrollable spending habits, you will end up doing even worse than people who make way less than you. The first step to financial freedom is saving. Analyze your spending habits. Control your spending habits and start budgeting and saving. Next, learn about investing your savings. This is among the most crucial decisions of your life. Take your time and research growth markets. Loving what you do will take you closer to the financial freedom you yearn for. You can make a lot of money but lead a miserable life because you do not enjoy your job. If you follow your passion, all other things will fall into place. The best way to choose a career that you love is by getting into one that utilizes your strengths. You will be an important asset to the company or your business. A person with well-defined goals is "like a ship with a compass", heading in a specific direction. If you do not have goals, it will be easy to get lost at sea. Have a clear plan of what you want to achieve and the methods you will use to achieve it.