Getting Ahead

Being Financially Independent

Being financially independent means having sufficient income, savings, or investments to live comfortably for life and meet all of one's obligations without relying on a paycheck. That is the ultimate goal of a long-term financial plan.

Set life goals—big and small

“If you don’t decide what your priorities are in life,
everyone else will decide for you.” — Christy Wright

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money do I need to be financially independent?
How do you improve your financial health?
What are the signs of good financial health?
What are the best investments to make in your 20s?
How much money should I save in my 20s?
What is a good net worth by age 30?
How do I choose an investment strategy in my 20s?
What if I don't make enough money to cover all my credit card bills?