Financial freedom. Those two words sound so liberating, don’t they?
With individual beliefs and values it makes sense that we all have different ideas of what financial freedom looks like for us personally. In many cases, it isn’t just about money, but the freedom to enjoy life.
Maybe your idea of financial freedom is living a more simplistic lifestyle, your goal isn’t to amass a bunch of stuff or have six figures in the bank. For you, financial freedom is about time and having more of it to spend with family and pursue passion projects and hobbies you enjoy.
Or perhaps you do want a cool million in the bank! Your idea of financial freedom may be having greater resources to buy those expensive toys, take holidays every year and treat the people you love without having to worry about money.
Whatever it looks like to you, or if you’re still in the process of figuring it out, I’ve rounded up some quotes I hope will inspire you on your journey to financial freedom.
“Financial freedom is available to those who learn about it and work for it.” Robert Kiyosaki
“Working because you want to, not because you have to is financial freedom.” Tony Robbins
“If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what financial freedoms you might have achieved.” Robert H. Schuller
“Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.” Warren Buffett
“Making money is a happiness. And that’s a great incentive. Making other people happy is super-happiness.” Muhammed Yunus
“To save half, when you are fired by an eager impulse to contribute to a charity, wait and count to forty. To save three quarters, count sixty, to save all, count sixty-five.” Mark Twain
“More important than the how we achieve financial freedom, is the why. Find your reasons why you want to be free and wealthy.” Robert Kiyosaki
“Easy payments, easy lease, easy approval. Debt is very easy to get into, but makes it hard to live victoriously.” Bradley Vinson
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin
“I don’t believe in spending money lavishly, now that I’m making money.” Ansel Elgort
“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” George S Patton
“The secret to financial freedom is making sure to pay yourself first and then make it automatic.” Dave Ramsey
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain
“It is never too early to encourage long-term savings.” Ron Lewis
“Don’t go broke trying to look rich, learn to act your wage” Unknown
“When you strive to impress society, you forfeit dreams of financial liberation.” Cynthia E Olmedo
“It’s never too late to turn things around, you are the only obstacle.” Dave Ramsey
“Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.” Paul Samuelson
“The speed of your success is limited only by your dedication and what you’re willing to sacrifice” Nathan W. Morris
“If you want to be financially free, you need to become a different person than you are today and let go of whatever has held you back in the past.” Kim Kiyosaki.
“I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars, there’s a certain freedom, meaningful freedom, that comes with that. But once you get much beyond that, I have to tell you, it’s the same hamburger.” Bill Gates
“The best investment you can ever make is in yourself.” Grant Cardone
“The people who care less about what other people think of them tend to have a better life. It’s just liberating.” Gary Vaynerchuck
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” Henry David Thoreau
“There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.” Calvin Coolidge
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison
“I also learned that I love making money. Anyone who is not afraid of work will be happy with the money they make.” Gene Simmons
“A penny saved is a penny earned.” Benjamin Franklin
“Know what you own and know why you own it.” Peter Lynch
“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan in which we must fervently believe and upon which we must vigorously act.” Pablo Picasso
“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.” Benjamin Franklin
“If you are not financially independent by the time you are forty or fifty, it doesn’t mean that you are living in the wrong country or at the wrong time. It simply means that you have the wrong plan.” Jim Rohn
“Disrupting the routine of your current spending can help you identify which expenses are truly priorities and which have simply become a matter of habit.” Stefanie O’Connell
“Personally, I tend to worry about what I save, not what I spend.” Paul Clitheroe
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney
“Your economic security does not lie in your job; it lies in your own power to produce – to think, to learn, to create, to adapt. That’s true financial independence. It’s not having wealth, it’s having the power to produce weal. It’s intrinsic.” Stephen R Covey.
“Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can’t win until you do this.” Dave Ramsey
It doesn’t really matter what your money goals are, it’s going to take a solid game plan, patience and dedication to get there.
If you’re feeling like financial freedom is a pipe dream, remember this; while you can’t change your situation overnight, you can change the direction your heading in, and that’s a great start.
Each of these quotes have the potential to help change the direction of your money life. You don’t need to use them all, but choose a few and keep them in a place you can see them regularly.
Over time, the more you read these quotes, the more the message becomes ingrained in your mindset, and that is when the magic starts to happen.
Let me know what your favourite quote is and how you are going to use them. Leave me a comment below.