Thursday, July 2, 2009

Independence Day

Pathways Advisory Group, Inc.
David L. Williamson, CFP®

Ah, yes. The 4th of July.

“Nothing important happened today.”

----Diary entry by King George III on July 4, 1776

Little did he know… Here we are just 233 years later. A very short time, indeed. Only three lifetimes. Those rebels risked it all for freedom. It seems it may be a never-ending battle for our freedoms. If we, in this great country, lose our freedom, olde King George will have been proven right after all.

On another front, we fight the battle of financial independence. We fight for our individual financial freedom. The grand enemies on the battlefield are: recession, negativity, crazy borrowing, market volatility, CNN, nationalization, inflation, frivolous spending. But our gallant defenders include: saving, diversification, patience, frugality, prudence, investing, self-reliance, the 200-year bull market.

We all want to declare “This is the day of my individual financial independence. This is the day work becomes optional.”

Keep up the good fight. On the battlefield, we stand shoulder to shoulder with you.

One day (if you have not already done so) you will make a diary entry something like this:

“Something vastly important happened today. I am now financially independent. The field is ours. The battle is won. Life is good.”

Happy 4th.

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