Author(s): Matthew Klan
Freedom First teaches that if you dream of becoming rich, so that you can be financially free, you need to start by getting free first. Debt, locking your money up, relying on a job and being tied to a volatile market are all ways that we inhibit our freedom. Appealing to a broad demographic, from retirees discovering that after a lifetime of work their savings have left them dependent on the whims of a capricious market, to millennials starting out in a world where many of the old securities are gone, Freedom First draws on wisdom as old as Confucius and insights from Benjamin Franklin, John F. Kennedy, Napoleon and some of the biggest tech billionaires today. It shares counterintuitive insights such as why you shouldn't save for retirement or for emergencies; why rent money is not dead money; why you need to buy back your time; why spending your life chasing security won't make you secure, rich or free; and why earning an income, even a good one, may be keeping you poor. This book instills life-changing principles and a powerful wealth creation strategy to reveal how you can quit your job sooner than you ever thought possible.