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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 over $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 o
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Published February 5th 2019 by Avery
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Eric Not really. This is more of a buy and hold long term strategy. There might be some ideas about hacking real estate that might help you, but overall it…moreNot really. This is more of a buy and hold long term strategy. There might be some ideas about hacking real estate that might help you, but overall it is a long term, high salary venture.(less)
Eric I found the book very American-centric. It has sections on taxes, real estate, etc. that really don't seem to apply to other countries. I'm in Austral…moreI found the book very American-centric. It has sections on taxes, real estate, etc. that really don't seem to apply to other countries. I'm in Australia and much of it didn't apply.(less)

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Eric
Mar 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Sabatier covers all the basics. Still, quite a conservative book focusing on stocks with a small chapter on real estate. His plan will only work with a high salary. The highlights were the section on side hustles and on hacking real estate. However, with a very American-centric view - especially of taxes - and no mention of P2P investing options, how to make it without a large salary, or the myriad other ways to fund an early retirement (international teaching in my case) I could only give three ...more
Catherine
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
He started investing in 2010, probably one of the lowest points, so of course he made money. Just seems he failed to acknowledge luck and timing played a huge role in his current success. Let’s see how things pan out as he gets older...
Kevin Pfeiffer
Jul 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Main take aways
-Max out your employer's 401k match contribution
-You should be investing about 25% or more of your annual income
-Compound interest is a wonder of the world
-Money sitting in your bank savings account will depreciate in value due to inflation. Have an emergency fund and invest the rest
-Understand that you don't need to work until your 65 if you invest, you can live off compound interest
-Learn a side hustle

Overall I appreciated this book for giving me a new mindset of how I feel abo
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Kendra
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book and have already recommended it to several friends. Even if your goal isnt financial freedom in the shortest time possible, the alternative approach to money in this book is inspiring!
Mia
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was ok
Are there good things in this book? Yes. I like the concept of financial freedom, and also think the idea of saving now is very important. If you're looking for some inspiration to keep hustling, this book is great. But I really don't buy into the numbers being thrown around. For one, the author can't help but fall into the "look how much a cup of coffee could be worth" which doesn't take into account or acknowledge that inflation makes everything else more expensive too. Clearly, his all-in inv ...more
Ana
This book was good, but I really liked the advice on side hustles (having various income streams).
Gordon Alley
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Necessary for everyone. Wished I learned the truths years ago.

Shows the nuts and bolts of financial freedom. I enjoyed this book because it explains what is happening in our lives in the past 17 years of marriage.

Shows how a young person can become financial free at 35 years of age. With $1,000,000 in investments and living on 3% a year it will yield $30,000 yearly income plus grow to several million dollars at retirement age.

Financial freedom allows one to live life and serve God
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Lesley Looper
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, finance, 2020
This was just the right time for me to read this book. Quite a few good tips and ideas for me to think over.
Angela J
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever looked up at the heavens and said “if I just had a book that told me everything about work, money and starting a small business I’d be set for life!”

Well, the answer to your cry for help is Grant Sabatier’s new book “Financial Freedom.”

Going from broke young professional to millionaire in five years, the ‘secret’ to Grant’s success started with a fundamental truth: you can’t master money if you don’t understand it well.

And this is where Financial Freedom begins. Not with how to ma
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Siah
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book has a lot of interesting anecdotes but there are also a lot of boring fillers. If you constantly read about financial freedom and early retirement then there isn’t much in this book for you. There is almost an entire chapter on the benefits of dog walking and while I like dogs, those parts are extremely childish and short sighted. Those parts sound like a shallow blog post gone long. Overall it is a decent book but the delivery could be improved. I enjoyed his research on investing the ...more
Fredrick Danysh
Financial Freedom gets advice on acquired significant wealth based on the author's experience and strategies. He explains how to determine your current financial situation and set goals as well as techniques to achieve those goals. The is loaded with charts and tables. This was a free review copy through Goodreads.com. ...more
Rossi
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, gift
This book was a gift to me from my mom (thanks mom) on my 24th birthday. The only reason I trusted this book is because she recommended it. She’s worked in finance for 25 years and is a CFA charter holder, and she insisted I start here with my personal finance education. Books about personal finance tend to give advice that sounds too good to be true. The information can be exaggerated at best and a total scam at worst. Therefore I avoid the material and just stockpile my savings in a basic acco ...more
Bintou
Jan 01, 2021 rated it liked it
Several really good chapters in here I had to take nots on, and I definitely learned a couple new things, but a lot of it was pretty much the standard fare. Still a very easy and comprehensive read.
Matthew Henning
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Borrowing money is a terrible path to wealth. A lot of this is great but when they discuss borrowing money they have weird take on it. The book talked about how if you borrow money it is better than using your own money for rental properties, but they forgot to discuss the monthly cost to having that loan.
I can not recommend this book.
Jerome
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lots of actionable tips, and very in depth while being very beginner-friendly.

I would add a little bit of humor, personally.
4.75 stars!
Nick Claxton
This is an awsome book and almost worthy of 5 starts but there are some huge drawbacks in it. But first the goods. It gives a good road map to succes with tons of information 318 pages of information and things broken down.

This is also one of the points that brings it to a four star. Someone who is reading it as a first may not understand alot of it because it is not beiken down to laymen terms. Another problem with it is he does go against himself at times sayeing dont sweat little things buuu
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Felix M Ruiz
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever read a book or seen a movie and thought to yourself something good was going to come out of it? After reading this book, my outlook on money in general has changed. To my lifestyle and spending to how and why I save is testament to the idea of financial independence and enjoying life to the fullest. This book has given me the power and confidence to reach that goal and Grant Sabatier lays it out perfectly.

Grant, thank you for your 2,800 hours of writing this book and empowering oth
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Pavel Szabo
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I heard about this book in another book called Digital minimalism. So I ordered it and after I received package I started read. I started thinking about my money different immediately. During reading I started save huge amount of money and decrease my costs. I calculated that I can have financial freedom to 2026. We will see! This book will probably change your life as main!
KDV
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
This is good. Pretty motivating and covers a LOT of ground -- maybe too much? Skip or skim the stuff that you aren't ready for or will never need. Kind of bro-y ("chill as hard as you hustle," "crushing it", etc.) but I can look past that! ...more
Juanita
Feb 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
I find it difficult to find books that focus on the step after getting out of debt but before you’ve really begun to build your wealth. This one landed right in the sweet spot.
Nico Robin
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
First book for 2021. I actually started reading this book last year on December but I had to finish first Colleen Hoover’s Layla and J.K. Rowling’s Potterbook Collection book.

I just graduated in 2019 and wasted 1 year of my adulting life looking for job or let’s say waiting for ‘The Job’ and used that time to be a fangirl. I started binge-watching hundred+ of episodes, reading any books I found, doing anything that will pass by my time. And I don’t regret it - I am happy and a little depress be
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Nathan Borg
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. it gave a really good overview for how to set yourself up for financial freedom. Definitely made me think about my own circumstances and motivated me to work on my side hustle. Would recommend to anyone just learning about financial freedom, and to those who are very well versed.
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From the author: "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 over $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 it's obsolete.

"Financial Freedom is a step-by-step path to
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Chan Bee
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of the better personal finance books that I've read. ...more
M. Prime
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Bakari
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: personal-finance
Very useful, especially for millennials

I've read several books about personal finance, and this is one of the few that provides a roadmap to financial independence.

The ideal audience for this book is someone fresh out of college with a job making a decent middle class income. Grant provides strategies for maximizing your income and increasing your savings, which by the way is the best way to grow your wealth. The bottom line is always keep your expenses as low as possible, and spend only what y
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Penelope
I think I would have enjoyed this book more if I had read it rather than listening to the audiobook. This book gets into some seriously nitty-gritty territory (which I think is good), and a lot of the time Sabatier is talking about amounts of money that kind of made me laugh (like, LOL, in my dreams). So, this book definitely makes more sense if you're a high earner. Nonetheless, as a non-high-earner, the fact that he presents the topic in such granular and specific terms is actually really enco ...more
Tyler Anderson
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT! Financial Freedom lays the blueprint to living a better life and provides actionable guidance in so many areas (side hustles, hacking your 9 to 5, investing, saving, and more). I particularly liked the side hustle and hacking your 9 to 5 sections which outline exactly what you need to do to get started and provide inspiration through multiple examples of people who are already doing it.

I also enjoyed the parts of the book that focused on mindset. Grant provides a few exercises challeng
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Eric Johnson
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Opened a whole new way at looking at my net worth

I loved this book! It really made me think about the whole concept of financial independence and retirement differently. My husband and I are 40 and are going to take a sabbatical in Spain for a year or two with our two children but reading this book made me think “does it have to be just a sabbatical? Are we there with our number?” I never really though about it too hard before I read this book but with a few budget and investment tweaks we can b
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Emily
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
I felt there was very little to do with "millennial" anything in this book. A lot of it was restating what other, more famous books already said, and the rest was becoming a salesman. He didn't even tell his whole story, which is very confusing because the cover talks about him going from $2 to FI in 5 years. ...more
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Grant Sabatier is the Author of Financial Freedom and the Creator of Millennial Money, which has reached over 10 million readers since 2015.

Grant went from $2.26 to a millionaire in 5 years, reaching financial independence at the age of 30. He writes and speaks regularly about personal finance, investing, entrepreneurship, and mindfulness and hosts the Financial Freedom podcast.

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