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Robert Kiyosaki’s 10 Keys to Financial Freedom

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Financial freedom is one of the most desired wishes anyone has, and it is so for a good reason. You can never expect when there will be a financial crisis, sweeping away all your wealth and income sources. As a result, educating yourself about the importance of financial freedom, as well as the means to achieve it is very essential.

Robert Kiyosaki, an eight-grade dropout entrepreneur and investor, is one of the most popular financial literary activist and commentators living today. His book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” is rated as one of the best personal finance books of all time, and in it he details many ways to achieve financial freedom.

 

Here are Robert Kiyosaki’s 10 Keys to Financial Freedom:

 

1. Accept Full Responsibility

Every choice you make has its own consequences, some of which may cause damage to your wealth irreversibly. Hence, you must accept complete responsibility to secure your financial future. Understand that every decision and choice you make today will impact your life tomorrow. Therefore, it is essential that you evaluate all your financial decisions, purchases and expenses within the context of your long-term financial objectives.

 

2. Control Your Spending

We live in a consumer-driven world where we are compelled to spend continuously. Your spending habits are one of the main reasons why you won’t be able to secure your financial future easily. Track your every expense and think twice before making any purchase. It will be hard to do so at first, especially if you are prone to uncontrollable spending, but once you learn how to manage your expenses, then moving towards achieving your financial freedom will be a cakewalk.

 

3. Having a Budget is Crucial

Creating a budget and living within its limitations is crucial for achieving financial freedom in your life. A budget gives you the input you need to manage your income and control your expenses. In short, a budget gives you a sense of accountability. If you want to secure your personal finances, then a budget will provide you with tools to achieve just that.

 

4. Pay Yourself First

One of the key fundamental practices to achieve financial freedom is to work for yourself, rather than work for a bank or a credit card company. Learn to pay yourself first before you pay someone else. By doing this you achieve two things: you make yourself richer, and you stop getting poorer.

Only when you save money today can you invest it tomorrow, ensuring your financial freedom in the process.

 

5. Never Have Any Debt

Debt is one of the leading causes of financial insecurity in many people’s lives. It starts consuming you from the inside, stopping you from pursuing your dreams, hopes and goals in life. Debt deprives you of a happy future. Being debt-free should be one your unrelenting goals in life, and you should commit yourself totally to stay that way.

Debt-free living should be your passion if you want to achieve financial freedom.

 

6. Establish an Emergency Fund

An emergency fund is a cash cushion that will support your living expenses for at least 3 months. It can also come in handy when you need to cover unforeseen expenses in your everyday life such as repairs, medical expenses and other emergencies. Having an emergency fund is essential to make sure that you don’t resort to debt when such situations arise. Ensuring that your living expenses will be covered will also give you “peace of mind”.

One of the best ways to have a cash cushion is to set up an alternate bank account and start saving for your emergency fund.

 

7. Never Stop Learning

Educating yourself about financial matters regularly should be your top priority.

Today, there are countless sources to update your knowledge about the finance industry and how it works. Take full responsibility of your financial life by committing yourself completely to it. Instead of reading all topics in one sitting, you can start learning one subject at a time. For example, you can read about home budgets if that is what you are interested in. Likewise, there are many other financial matters that you can learn consecutively, thereby increasing your overall financial literacy.

 

8. Have Clear and Concise Financial Goals

If you don’t have any clear defined financial goals, then it will be very hard to work towards securing your financial freedom. If you want to establish a big business, work towards it by starting your own company. Alternatively, if you want to be an investor, learn to pick the right opportunities and grab them immediately when available. Only when you have your financial goals clearly in your mind will you be able to recognize your true potential.

Having goals and working towards them will also motivate you to life the life you’ve already dreamed out.

 

9. Network Marketing

The low startup cost of setting up a network marketing company is a great advantage to have. It is very hard to start a big business without huge investments and time.

A network marketing company will give you the time you need to build your business skills and transition from being a low-level employee to a highly paid businessperson. Hence, networking marketing is one of the perfect ways to secure your financial freedom. Network Marketing supplies you with a residual income, so you make money while you sleep and travel.

 

10. Simplify Your Life

Life is becoming more complex with almost every passing day. Running after money and your financial goals will distract you from things that are very important in life. As a result, you will start to lose your motivation and slump into the darkness. Hence, it is very essential that you simplify your life by freeing up your mind of all the clutter.

The key to financial freedom is very simple: convert your regular earned income into passive income or portfolio income. With this in mind, it is very easy to achieve the goals you desire without giving up on things that you hold close to your heart.

 

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    MUKUND SHINDE

    Mar 13, 2014 at 6:43 am

    LIFE CHANGING ATTITUDE..THANX..!!

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    brian ramdhan

    Nov 26, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Excellent advice there and if I must admit, if someone is looking into a software that is great for tracking your expenses I highly recommend YNAB. I am in no way affiliated with them but it is a great tool to keep track of your spending. They have a free trial on their site that you can use to test it out.

    Love Kiyosaki’s advice and I highly recommend you read his book rich dad poor dad

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    mrsetonsuccess

    Nov 16, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I Absolutely Love Robert Kiyosaki. His books were the first that really turned my dream of being an Entrepreneur into a raging fire. His 8 New Rules of money book is in my top 10 especially for young entrepreneurs.

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    Bliss

    Nov 15, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Love Robert Kiyosaki! Go investment!!

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    tylerbasu

    Nov 15, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Great article. I have read nearly all of Robert Kiyosaki’s books, some of them several times, and the one message I never forget is “rich people buy assets that provide passive income, poor people buy liabilities they think are assets but in reality just cost them money.” And while most of his books reinforce this same message, overall Robert does an excellent job of simplifying the process of building wealth so that any one can understand it.

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    Sebastian

    Nov 14, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Rich Dad Poor Dad is amazing for sure.

    Something that I do is… I pretend I only make 50-60% of what I make each month. The rest goes directly into a savings account and I literally pretend it doesn’t exist. This has taught me so much about budgeting, being frugal, being humble, etc.

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    deborahola

    Nov 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Robert Kiyosaki is one of my mentors. A successful investor and businessman. His principles are very simple. He uses what he calls “a cashflow quadrant” to explain why and how being on the right side (investor & business owner) and not on the left side (employee & self employed) will get you financial freedom.

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    Gabriel

    Nov 14, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Great article. I absolutely love Kiyosaki and “Rich Dad Poor Dad.” I think that is the first book for anybody wanting to achieve financial independence, to read.

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    Abe Stone

    Nov 14, 2013 at 5:41 am

    On the debt part. I should be clarified that there is a difference between good and bad debt. He believes in good debt as an investment tool.
    I’ts about being financially smart

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