we have a huge diversity of financial means in this forum.
I'm curious as to what is your definition of being financially free.
for me: its never having to worry about how i'm going to pay for something I need.
By need i mean the following:
1. my shelter
2. my transportation
3. feeding myself
4. my child's physical and medical needs
Notice....my wants: a vacation, a fancy car, a bigger home, huge bank account etc......are not listed.
currently the only way i can begin to approach this is living well south of what my income can purchase....so that......if i blow two tires in the same day.....so what.....go get two new tires and think nothing of it.........thats freedom to me. if a tree limb comes through my roof......can i get a hotel for the week and not worry about having the money while the roofers repair from shingle to drywall in the ceiling?
some on here have money left over after discretionary spending has finished. I'm not there yet....If and when i get there.....I'm sure i will have to re-evaluate this definition.