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I liked money when I was a kid and was a better saver than most kids. I figured I would save enough so I wouldn’t have to work for the rest of my life (this was before I learned that savers use Other People’s Money the best way that they could.)
Regardless, I’ve always been interested in figuring out money… and more importantly, figuring out how to become financially free and retire early.
I always thought that was the dream, because it definitely was for me.
When I turned 30, I guess I had an early mid-life crisis and all that seemed to weigh on my mind was the “time to make the donuts” attitude. I couldn’t fathom that life was just about going to work day in and day out until you’re too old to enjoy life. It’s too mechanical.
Then, as I’ve mentioned before, I came across the Rich Dad Poor Dad books and that changed everything for me. I finally figured out the route I needed to take to retire. I finally had a way to make the dream come true.
I was so excited – I needed to tell people. Everyone will definitely want to figure it how to get out of the rat race!
But guess that? Not many people seemed to really care. I was a little surprised, but then I thought I’ll tell my brother.. he loves making money!!
So there I was, explaining the “game plan” to my brother and how I “figured it out.” In my case, I’m going to leverage real estate to make this happen… everything’s so straightforward. I filled him in on all the details and told him to how to get started. This is going to be great!!!
That’s when it happened.
He went on to explain to me how he actually enjoys working and proceeded to tell me that he doesn’t want to quit working anytime soon… WHAT?!!!
He truly wasn’t interested. I was in utter disbelief. I couldn’t believe that some (and I’m guessing most) people don’t consider early retirement to be, not only the dream, but also an attainable feat. It never even crossed my mind that this was possible… but it is.
That’s when i learned that I can’t push what I’ve found out onto everyone. In fact, most people don’t even want to hear about it. Most of the friends I know don’t even want to discuss money.
So, if you enjoy reading my posts, know that you and I probably share a similar dream. But be aware that most people just go to work every day and run through the motions without giving retirement or financial freedom a second thought.
What do you think?