Financial freedom means something different from one person to another, it’s being financially independent while living comfortably. To achieve this, one must have both adequate and relevant knowledge about finances. This means reading financial literature which includes books, articles, and newsletters. In this day and age, these materials can easily be accessed over the internet.
The Literature on Financial Freedom
To achieve financial independence, one must learn how to save, invest and trade among other things. There are thousands if not millions of books that have been published over the years that give insight on these topics. Moreover, they have been converted to eBooks to make them accessible to anyone wherever they may be. There are also many websites that publish articles solely focused on finances.
Books are the most common financial literature, in homes, schools, and businesses. Successful business people have authored many of them. These books include Cashflow Quadrant by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Money, Mater the Game by Tony Robbins, and The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris among others. The books can be bought online on Amazon or from a bookshop near you.
Financial magazines have the advantage of always being updated as they produce different issues periodically. They also feature different successful profiles and share ideas. The popular magazine includes Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, The Economist, Forbes which is read all over the world and has a coveted list of rankings.
Newsletters are reports or bulletins that are sent to a closed list of people for example subscribers of a website or magazine. They usually contain one topic and are therefore more focused and detailed.
Most blogs are personal opinions of the author. However, this does not mean that their advice is not actionable. Favorite blogs that speak on personal finances include Dough Roller, The Wealthy Accountant, and Financial Mentor. Most authors of these blogs are either entrepreneurs or people who have worked in the financial sector.