Why More Money Won’t Lead to Financial Independence

More money won't bring financial independence

When it comes to financial independence, people often talk about numbers.

  • “Will a six-figure salary make me financially free?”
  • “How much do I exactly need for a comfortable retirement?”
  • “Is 10 Million dollars enough to retire at 45?”

It’s great to have goals for your savings, income, retirement fund, and so forth. But it’s unhelpful when we forget why we’re working towards financial independence in the first place.

I used to have goals like, “I’d like to earn a million bucks in a year!” But as I started to study Stoicism and Mindfulness, I learned to practice non-attachment to outcomes. I gave up on those types of goals.

Let me tell you why.

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