What $150,000 Looks like for your independence

The gross value

Previously I asked the question of how much it takes to retire early. This same question also is how much it takes to become financially independent.

There were a range of answers all the way from a retirement pension that only provides $24,268.40 per year, through to a real case where the money target was $384,000 per year.

Using average figures along with a multiplier of 2.5 I rounded up to come up with a number of $150,000 per year net.

So what does $150,000 look like?

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How much do you need to retire early?

What is retirement?

When most people think of retirement the first thing people tend to think about is the freedom that comes with not having to go to work each and every day. Taking this further the vast majority of people ‘want’ to retire early, but very few dare to explore the options available to make the dream a reality, until time is heavily against them.

But retirement usually has a few common factors namely, having enough money available to support their quality of life without needing to work for more.

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How you’ve been setup for financial failure

School and Life Decisions

Do you know that you’ve been setup for financial failure? It’s a confronting question that not many people would want to say ‘yes’ to. However since your earliest years this is exactly what you’ve been prepared for, and you don’t even know it. Here are the reasons why.

The first place that sets you up for financial failure is the school system. As confronting as this may be, the school system simply prepares you for more schooling and only at the very end does it prepare you for entry into the workforce as an employee and this is only at the technical level.

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How superannuation won’t help you retire early

Do you want to retire early?

Who doesn’t?  Besides you should. But if you really want to become financially independent before ‘retirement’ then there are some things you absolutely need to know about your superannuation fund and how it isn’t going to help you get there.

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Why jobs aren’t safe anymore and neither are you

Simple question! If you could replace a person with a program or device that doesn’t ask for time off, talk back and is just plain simply cheaper over any time period, what would you do?

Business is Business, and when cases like this pop up the answer is unfortunately quite simple.

There is a saying that Accounting is the language of business, and at the bottom of all of the numbers expenses are always minimised so that profits can be boosted. It’s as simple as that.

If you’re seen as an expense … watch out!

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