Friday, January 24, 2014

The Freedom Fund

It sounds like some kind of wildlife rescue fund.

Heck, if you googled 'freedom fund', the first link actually brings you to an actual freedom fund organisation - a philanthropic initiative to fight against modern-day slavery.
"Slavery is a system under which people are treated as property to be bought and sold, and are forced to work" - Wikipedia
If you give it a deeper thought, your life may not steer far from this definition. Many white collar workers are bonded by debt, doing work they dread, running on an endless treadmill to chase material possessions that provide nothing more than a temporary euphoria.

You are bound to be caught in this vicious cycle of insecurity, not knowing how to sustain your life if you were to lose your job. It does not stop here. In fact, it gets worse when your liabilities grow and you start a family or you have medical bills to catch up on. To cut it short, you get buried deeper into the rat race as you age.

The way out?

Start a freedom fund.

You will need to contribute to this freedom fund aggressively, every month. This pool of money does not exactly buy you freedom, but it unlocks myriad paths toward freedom. With the freedom fund in place, you are able to invest in financial instruments, be it in the stock market, real estate or even funding a small business.

Here is where it gets interesting; the freedom fund then starts to work hard for you, earning passive income even when you're asleep. It does not rest, does not give up and it works 24 hours, 7 days a week to make you financially free - the more you feed it, the harder it works.

Freedom does not mean you stop working and be a lotus eater. It allows you to pursue your passions, spend valuable time with loved ones and have the knowledge that you are not bonded to a title or a rank.

Being trapped may be a circumstance, but freedom is nothing but a choice.

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