01/31/09 | Comments (0)
Image: “Shortchange your education now and you may be short of change the rest of your life.”

Over the years, you have probably invested a lot of time and money into your academic education. Certainly a minimum requirement is needed for most of us to earn a living.

You may have broadened your perspective to the next rung of the employment ladder, and invested in your professional education as well, via job-specific training. Individuals at this level command a much higher income, and get to enjoy more of the “toys” in life.

If you are like most of us, however, you will continue to work long hours on the job, and when you return home for the evening or for the weekend you will want to be “entertained.” Our dreams of financial independence evaporate day by day as we slump on the couch, watching “reality” TV.

Nowadays, the lucky ones at least have employment.

The real reality is that society has taught us to work for a living while we mentally chase illusory dreams of financial freedom.

When will you invest in your financial education? What is holding you back from making your fortune?

Learning to invest profitably takes time. An alternative is to turn our hard-earned money over to an advisor, and “hope for the best.” But why leave this important task to someone else?

While academic education gets us a job, professional education allows us to make enough money to create excess capital. Financial education then enables us to use our money to work harder so that one day we won’t have to.

We can learn to invest or build a profitable business in our spare time while maintaining some semblance of security through our paycheck, until our asset base grows large enough to provide for all our needs.

Financially savvy people have learned to let their assets do the work for them, leaving them ample time to enjoy life.

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