Money Talks News: Happy (Financial) Independence Day

4th of July... The time we celebrate our nation's independence. What better time to plan for your personal independence?

Freedom: it's what give us all the ability to do anything we want, including accumulating enough money so we can stop working and start enjoying life.

Hopefully we'll all be financially free one day. But if you'd like your financial freedom to come as soon as possible, I've got some tips to take you there.

First, debt. The more you have, the less freedom you have. So start today to reduce yours: there's plenty of help out there to do it. Next, track your expenses. See where your money's going, and always spend less than you make. Number 3: Invest wisely.

Never take too much risk, but if you never take any, you'll find financial freedom fleeting.Number 4? Focus on the future. It's just this simple: Live like you're going to die tomorrow, but invest like you're going to live forever.

Next, earn as much as possible. Make yourself more marketable: the more you learn, the more you'll earn. And finally, create, then visualize your goals.

Bottom line... Anyone from any walk of life in America can achieve financial freedom. Easy? No. But then, neither was the freedom our forefathers fought so hard to win.

Want more information and specific advice on investing wisely and destroying debt?

Just go to Money Talks and do a search for "Financial Freedom." For Money Talks News, I'm Stacy Johnson.