Financial Independence versus Financial Freedom

Are financial independence and financial freedom the same thing? While they are often used interchangeably, and there might be lot of overlap, they are not essentially the same thing. If you do a basic Google search, you may find varying accounts of both of these – financial independence as well as financial freedom. The assumptions […]

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Prerequisites before aiming for financial independence

Want to become financially independent (or partially financially independent? ). There is no magic wand but to earn decently, save & invest well and keep expenses low. Doing this, you may reach closer (at your own pace, depending upon your pace!). However, before beginning the journey towards financial independence, there are certain prerequisites, that you […]

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Is Rs 1 Crore enough to retire in India?

If you have Rs. 1 Crore in your bank account, is it good enough to retire? Answering this question in affirmative or otherwise will not make or break your F.I.R.E. journey, in case you are pursuing one. However, it is a common question and asking more subsequent questions can help you arrive at a number […]

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How much money is needed to achieve partial financial Independence in India?

Partial financial independence is a good first step towards complete financial independence (and early retirement, if that interests you!). Getting your numbers and assumptions right is a good first step towards it. This number may be different for different people based upon current savings, expenses, planned major expenses/ life goals and planned “life after partial financial independence”.

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How much money is needed to be financially independent in India?

How much money is needed to be financially independent? It depends primarily upon your lifestyle needs and financial goals. Someone with an extremely frugal lifestyle and no major financial goals would need less. For someone with an extremely lavish & flashy lifestyle, nothing would suffice.

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Chasing partial financial independence

Partial financial independence is a life stage wherein your investments can take care of your basic day to day expenses, but this amount is way short of what you may need to take care of your expenses over your lifetime.

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Common misconceptions about financial independence

Financial independence can be a good goal to aspire for, and even if you achieve partial financial independence, it may be good achievement. But, is the state of being financially independent as hunky dory as it is projected to be? Well, there are no straightforward answers, and it depends upon what your idea of financial […]

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Major roadblocks to achieving financial independence

The road to achieving financial independence can be intimidating for the uninitiated. However, once on this path, once can realistically hope to achieve at least partial financial independence at some point in life. Right approach is important for achieving financial independence. At the same time one needs to be cognizant about the factors that can […]

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