The International Bestseller
"This book blew my mind. More importantly, it made financial independence seem achievable. I read Financial Freedom three times, cover-to-cover."
Money is unlimited. Time is not. Become financially independent as fast as possible.
In 2010, 24-year old Grant Sabatier woke up to find he had $2.26 in his bank account. Five years later, he had a net worth of over $1.25 million, and CNBC began calling him "the Millennial Millionaire." By age 30, he had reached financial independence. Along the way he uncovered that most of the accepted wisdom about money, work, and retirement is either incorrect, incomplete, or so old-school it's obsolete.
Financial Freedom is a step-by-step path to make more money in less time, so you have more time for the things you love. It challenges the accepted narrative of spending decades working a traditional 9 to 5 job, pinching pennies, and finally earning the right to retirement at age 65, and instead offers readers an alternative: forget everything you've ever learned about money so that you can actually live the life you want.
Sabatier offers surprising, counter-intuitive advice on topics such as how to:
* Create profitable side hustles that you can turn into passive income streams or full-time businesses
* Save money without giving up what makes you happy
* Negotiate more out of your employer than you thought possible
* Travel the world for less
* Live for free--or better yet, make money on your living situation
* Create a simple, money-making portfolio that only needs minor adjustments
* Think creatively--there are so many ways to make money, but we don't see them.
But most importantly, Sabatier highlights that, while one's ability to make money is limitless, one's time is not. There's also a limit to how much you can save, but not to how much money you can make. No one should spend precious years working at a job they dislike or worrying about how to make ends meet. Perhaps the biggest surprise: You need less money to "retire" at age 30 than you do at age 65.
Financial Freedom is not merely a laundry list of advice to follow to get rich quick--it's a practical roadmap to living life on one's own terms, as soon as possible.
Sabatier, founder of the Millennial Money website, convincingly presents his personal experiences as proof that financial independence is possible at a young age. From a low of having in his bank account at age 24, Sabatier reached his goal of making a million dollars in five years later, through measures that included reevaluating his expenses, making sound investments, and working several successful "side hustles," in addition to his job as a digital marketer. Clarifying that "this book won't help you get rich quick, but it will help you get rich quicker," he proposes that time is more valuable than money, and reaching financial independence before legal retirement age should be the primary goal. In addition to his own plans, he drops in numerous other millennial success stories, contrasted with an older family friend's troubled financial path. These stories are incidental, though, to the concrete information math equations used to calculate whether a daily $3 cup of coffee is worth the expense, charts breaking down investment rates, and lists of tactics on how to invest in real estate or stocks that provide the book's most valuable content. Despite the ambitious premise, the strategies covered tend to be eminently practical, making this book a worthwhile purchase for anyone, not just aspiring millionaires, who feels overwhelmed by finances.
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Such a great book! Lots of tips on how to go about early retirement.
with 3 adult Gen Z’s and I got each of them and my wife this book for Christmas after hearing Grant on a Motley Fool podcast. We as a family are reading the book and discussing money much differently than before. Thank you Grant!
Accessible, wise, useful!
I’ve been teaching a financial workshop and one of my students asked for a companion book. This lines up nicely with my own syllabus, with its strong emphasis on the time value of money. Sabatier has done an excellent job of presenting sound financial principles without falling into the trap of recommending debt avoidance and shaming people for, say, buying a cup of coffee.