Financial Independence is the dream for most of us, isn’t it? That’s why it’s awesome when we can look to the stories of those who achieved it for guidance and inspiration. Which is exactly what Steve Adcock is giving us in his brand-new guide – Big Money. Here’s why you need this guide.
Who the Heck is Steve?
Before we dive into why the Big Money Guide is a great resource for you, let’s take a second to talk about the author. Who is this Steve person, and why should I listen to what he has to say about financial independence?
The thing is, Steve is one of pioneers of the early retirement movement. You may be familiar with his first blog – Think Save Retire, which he built from scratch and sold for a profit. He achieved what we are all striving for, and at the ripe old age of 35 (God, that’s younger than I am now!!). Now, he spends his time travelling the country in an RV – which is definitely one of my FIRE goals! You can see why I’d be so interested in his story.
Don’t you want to follow the path of someone who has been there, done that? I sure do!
Back to the Big Money Guide
Ok, enough about the author. Clearly, he has the experience of retiring early. That’s important. But what is in the book that will help you achieve financial independence? How is this guide different than any of the others?
I’m glad you asked, because this guide is loaded to the brim with content that will help you on your path to financial freedom. Obviously, I’m not going to give away the goodies (I mean I couldn’t if I wanted to – it’s over 50 pages!), but here’s a sneak peak at some of the information you will find inside:
Income vs Wealth
There’s an old adage, about income and wealth. It’s not how much you make, but how much you keep that matters. Who is doing better, the person who makes 200K per year but spends 199K of it, or the person who makes 50K per year but only spends 40K? Person B is building 10K of wealth per year, while person A is only building 1K.
It really is about how much money you keep. The Big Money Guide goes over that disparity, and teaches you proven methods of building wealth, regardless of your income.
Control Your Life
A big limitation of achieving financial independence for many people is the idea that they can’t control their spending. And it seems true to us, at times. Sometimes we are just hemorrhaging money and it seems like we can’t stop the bleeding no matter what we do. The Big Money Guide can help you identify areas of spending where you actually can cut back. Controlling your spending is a huge step towards controlling your life and achieving financial independence.
Achieving Your Potential
My favorite thing about the Big Money Guide is that it doesn’t just focus on the hard and fast money concepts that most guides do. It also guides you towards building skills that can help you achieve a life you want. Obviously, that looks a little different for everyone, but it’s rare to even see the concept addressed in a book about financial independence. The guide frames this concept as being indispensable, which in theory will help you build your income more quickly – but I took it as giving yourself options. Learning, building skills, growing a network, and other similar actions will help you whether you decide to quit your job or not.
Limitations to the Big Money Guide
Let’s be real – the Big Money Guide isn’t going to help everyone achieve financial independence. Some people don’t actually want that, and some people just don’t make enough money to escape the poverty trap. But in all seriousness, it would be impossible to develop a guide that would help every single person in this country achieve financial freedom. The policies we have in place prevent that from happening. But, that doesn’t make it wrong for people who have achieved it to talk about how they got there, or for them to help others who can do it achieve it. That’s what this guide achieves, and it does it well.
Also, most people, regardless of their situations, will be able to find some value in this guide – whether they are seeking early retirement or not. It’s loaded with tips that will help you manage your money better, regardless of your life goals.
What Are You Waiting for?
Get your copy of the Big Money Guide today!
Melanie launched Partners in Fire in 2017 to document her quest for financial independence with a mix of finance, fun, and solving the world’s problems. She’s self educated in personal finance and passionate about fighting systematic problems that prevent others from achieving their own financial goals. She also loves travel, anthropology, gaming and her cats.