I wanted to be financially free for a long time, but I never really believed I can.
It’s interesting how we can limit ourselves by having believes that are not necessarily a reflection of reality, fortunately there are a number of different ways and techniques to help us change our beliefs, which I have used to help myself, and use during my life coaching sessions with clients, but most importantly it’s about results.
So, how well did I do in my first year of achieving financial freedom?
I earned £120k (before tax), £80k take home, I spent £30k, I saved £50k (most of which went to pay off debts which was a result of my serious illness in 2018).
Getting started was hard, but once I get going it was relatively easy to achieve, I only had to learn a few new things and implement them in my life. Most important was to find a way to control my expenses which I do now with a method I call “proactive spending” and it works well for me.
The remaining important aspect I need to achieve is high return on investments which I hope to start in 2021 and invest in properties.
If I continue to save £50k/year which looks doable as I managed to do that in 2020, and I get 10% ROI (after tax) from property investments then in theory I should be financially free at the beginning of 2025 where my passive income from properties in theory will be greater then my expenses.
My 2021 goal is to buy a residential property and rent two rooms as currently I spend 51% of my time in the UK and 49% in Poland with my family and see how things will work out in practice and experience the process of buying a property which I hope to repeat once a year with buy-to-let mortgages.
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LinkedIn: My financial freedom 2020 progress.
About me: Owner of a Power BI consulting business (Katie & Emil LTD) specializing in “Flexi Team” remote Power BI longer term contracts; globally (£270+/day) & in the UK (£360+/day) (LinkedIn, Website).