In Freedom Founders, we talk about a financial metric called your “Freedom Number.” This is your monthly passive cashflow, before tax, that can support your overhead lifestyle. If your investments produce enough passive cashflow to cover your lifestyle without you having to go to work, you’ve achieved true financial freedom. Why is it important to have a freedom number? If you don’t have a specific number in mind, how will you know when you’ve built your investment portfolio enough to get there? The problem with most traditional financial planning constructs is that they have no clue what kind of cashflow any asset will provide on a regular monthly basis. They advise you to accumulate the biggest pile of assets you can, put it in the stock market, and hope for the best. But then when you reach retirement age, they tell you to take it all out because “the stock market’s not reliable.” That doesn’t make sense, does it? Figure out what kind of capital assets you want to invest in – real businesses or Real Estate. Then figure out what your freedom number is and work backwards. The lower your freedom number is – the quicker you’ll reach it. If you invest in the right assets, that number will not stay static – it will actually go up. Working backward from your freedom number will help you get on the fast track to achieving true freedom. To your freedom! – David P.S. Want to learn more? Join me for a two day intensive: www.freedomfounders.com/sep-workshop. P.P.S. Whenever you’re ready, here are some other ways I can help fast track you to your Freedom goal (you’re closer than you think) : 1. Get Your Free Retirement Scorecard: Benchmark your retirement and wealth-building against hundreds of other practice professionals and get personalized feedback on your biggest opportunities and leverage points. Go to www.FreedomFounders.com/Scorecard to take the 3 minute assessment and get your scorecard. 2. Attend A Workshop: If you’re committed to Freedom, but still building a practice, paying down school debt, or growing investment capital, our hands-on Freedom Blueprint Workshops are your entrance ramp onto the fast track! Visit www.freedomfounders.com/workshop to claim your seat! 3. Apply To Visit The Mastermind: If you’d like to join dozens of dentists, docs, and practice professionals on the fast track to Freedom (5-7 years max), visit www.freedomfounders.com/step-1 to apply for a seat. 4. Want to Work Directly with Me? If you’d like to work directly with me and a small group of my closest investment colleagues, with direct access to the dealmakers and asset classes that I invest in, just send a message to my Executive Assistant (Lindsey@FreedomFounders.com), and put “Fast Access” in the subject line. Or, call (972) 203-6960 Ext 144 and leave a brief voicemail for Lindsey. Let her know you’re interested in the Fast Access program – we’ll set up a time with you to talk, find out about your goals, and see if there is a fit.