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Financial Freedom

A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need
Narrated by: Grant Sabatier, Vicki Robin
Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)
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Summary

Money is unlimited. Time is not. Become financially independent as fast as possible.

In 2010, 24-year-old Grant Sabatier woke up to find he had $2.26 in his bank account. Five years later, he had a net worth of more than $1.25 million, and CNBC began calling him "the Millennial Millionaire". By age 30, he had reached financial independence. Along the way, he uncovered that most of the accepted wisdom about money, work, and retirement is either incorrect, incomplete, or so old-school that it's obsolete.

Financial Freedom is a step-by-step path to make more money in less time, so you have more time for the things you love. It challenges the accepted narrative of spending decades working a traditional nine-to-five job, pinching pennies, and finally earning the right to retirement at age 65, and instead offers listeners an alternative: Forget everything you've ever learned about money so you can actually live the life you want.

Sabatier offers surprising, counterintuitive advice on topics such as how to:

  • Create profitable side hustles you can turn into passive-income streams or full-time businesses
  • Save money without giving up what makes you happy
  • Negotiate more out of your employer than you thought possible
  • Travel the world for less
  • Live for free - or better yet, make money on your living situation
  • Create a simple, moneymaking portfolio that only needs minor adjustments
  • Think creatively - there are so many ways to make money, but we don't see them.

But most importantly, Sabatier highlights that while one's ability to make money is limitless, one's time is not. There's also a limit to how much you can save, but not to how much money you can make. No one should spend precious years working at a job they dislike or worrying about how to make ends meet. Perhaps the biggest surprise: You need less money to "retire" at age 30 than you do at age 65.

Financial Freedom is not merely a laundry list of advice to follow to get rich quick - it's a practical road map to living life on one's own terms, as soon as possible.

©2019 Grant Sabatier (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Financial Freedom is about a lot more than money, it’s about living a richer life." (David Bach, number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Automatic Millionaire and The Latte Factor)

"Grant's genius is on full display in the entrepreneurial attitudes and strategies in this practical, fiercely focused book. Financial Freedom fills a major gap in Your Money or Your Life that I didn't even realize was there. Thank you!" (from the foreword by Vicki Robin, New York Times best-selling co-author of Your Money or Your Life)

"Simply put, this book will help you make money. You'll also learn to save, invest, and better manage your money - all good things! I hope you have the foresight to read and apply its many lessons." (Chris Guillebeau, New York Times best-selling author of Side Hustle and The $100 Startup

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Enjoyable and Interesting

Only put this as 4 stars as a lot of the content is tailored towards an American audience. Which is great if you live in America but not if you live elsewhere. Apart from that the book is really insightful and I’d recommend.

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  • Joe Renn
  • 08-02-19

good book

This is a solid read for anyone aspiring to FI. It gets a little boring when he goes on about retirement accounts for a chapter or two but it's important for alot of people. Lots of good info for people interested in personal finance.

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  • bobby
  • 10-02-19

Meh...

Nothing new here. If you've read JL Collins, "A simple path to wealth", "Playing with FIRE" or the Mad Fientist's blog then you've already heard all of this.

I've been to the site as well and, maybe it's just me, but there are many things noted in the book that are not on the website.

This book feels like a side hustle to get speaking engagements.

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  • Ken
  • 10-02-19

The overall message is motivating

Grants story is not believable. $0 to over $1 million in 5 years. Especially since he was not making significant money on day one.

Some of his tax advice is wrong.

In the beginning if the audio book Grant’s vocal tone did not match the content of what he was saying. This was distracting.

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  • PACAburto
  • 20-02-19

Doesn't live up to the hype

There may be some useful information here, however Grant's reading performance is very poor to say the least. He finishes each sentence with an odd inflection in his voice as though he were asking a question? Very distracting. I will be returning the book.

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  • tara kneiser
  • 07-02-19

Great advice for millenials

I’m 35, and am pretty floored to do better of saving after reading this. I have a nephew and a sister, both millenials, who are struggling financially. I plan on handing over this book to both of them. You don’t have to do 100% of his suggestions, but this book is great motivation to implement small changes in your life to reach financial freedom.

The reading is slow though. I had to speed up the reading speed. It’s slightly annoying that he pauses when there’s no comma, like he loses his place while reading, BUT, I’ll give him a pass because he’s practicing what he’s preaching by narrating this book himself instead of spending money he doesn’t need to spend on a professional narrator/voice actor. I’m guessing he invested that saved money.

This book mimics a lot of other financial books, but it’s brought up to speed with the current tax laws and the state of our current economy. The only thing I wished it would have touched more on in testimonials from people who became millionaires at 30 with kids. That’s a detail that was either omitted or they all don’t have kids. That makes the financial game so much different (or does it? I’d like to know!)

Overall, it’s a really great, quick read for any financial book junkie under 40.

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  • Af
  • 02-04-19

I couldn’t finish this - after about 3-4 hours I wasn’t getting anything new

Took over 10 hours to say the same thing over and over again. Start saving as much as you can as soon as you can.

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  • ebuyer
  • 17-04-19

Reader sounds robotic at times but good resource

Loved the book. Great information and guide. The information presented can be found in other books of similar titles but I found this to be a good resource for having most of that information in one place.

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  • MarcoBinoli
  • 08-04-19

I learned more than I thought I would

This book gives some good perspective on the value of time. It’s more valuable than money, but we need money to live on. It gives many different ideas on how to use your time to become financially independent. I especially found chapter 12 to be valuable. I wasn’t aware of things like Roth IRA ladders, but would definitely consider doing that in the future.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-04-19

Best way to win give up and live a life of nothing

Probably the worst advice I have ever heard. Absolutely no substance. As a millennial and business owner myself, he is the exact reason we have such a poor reputation. The information is basic at best and promotes living a life of medicracy and minimal to get by.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-04-19

It's Literally Pretty Good

If I had a dollar for every time the author used the word "literally," I could literally retire in five years. Literally.

OK, he's a millennial, and that is literally one of their favorite words. At least, he is using it correctly. That said, his advise is sound. It's a good book. He even gets into some tax tax strategies that I now want to learn more about. If you are building knowledge about financial planning, ad this book to your toolkit.