Paying-off debts can seem as a never-ending cycle UNLESS, you start making more conscious decisions; starting out small, then working your way up to greater decisions. Making well informed decisions of not spending $24 to $36 per month on coffee, and applying those funds to your credit cards, student loans, or mortgage etc., will yield results of lowering the amount you pay in interest i.e. the higher the balance owed on a debt, that is attached to an interest rate, the higher amount you will pay in interest, and again, that’s wasting money unnecessarily. These are some of the things that can affect how soon you reach financial freedom.
Financial freedom is not just being free of debt, but it is encompassed by the ability of releasing yourself of unnecessary stress related to your finances. Financial freedom is also about being able to live life and not just exist; being able to take that vacation you have always dreamed of, being able to spend more time with your friends, and family. The ability to expand on who you are as an individual i.e. it could mean having more time to volunteer at different organizations that support good causes, or being able to donate monetarily to those organizations. Moreover, having financial freedom can help to build your spirituality by allowing you to focus more on the important things in life; just being able to get out of bed, or to even open your eyes to see a new day, or the fact that you were granted another chance at accomplishing your goals.
Financial freedom is also about helping you to grow in your personal relationships. How many relationship or marriages fall apart due to financial stress or burdens? Many couples struggle with managing financial burdens in their relationships, and as a result, those burdens put a strain on the relationship which unfortunately often ends up in couples going their separate ways.