I’ve struggled with how I can properly communicate not only my story but how to provide realistic advice that you can apply to your finances.
I haven’t reached the promised land of Financial Independence just yet but I’m well on my way. We have no debt besides our primary mortgage (and the debt on our investment property). Some of the strategies I talk about at this level are not relatable or suitable for you if you’re just starting out on your Financial Freedom journey, and that’s ok.
I realize that aggressively saving and investing $85,300 is not always relatable to you. Sure it can be inspiring, but then what? How can YOU get to that point if you’re still trying to create and stick to a proper budget, are deep in debt or have a less than ideal income?
But how can you get from where you are now to where I am today and even surpass me in your journey? (Take the free Your Way To $85K Savings email course)
That’s what I want to show you.
With a guided effort to speak to you exactly where you are, I will slowly start organizing my content and resources by skill level and position points on the journey:
- Beginner Journeyer
- Intermediate Journeyer
- Advanced Journeyer
Each skill level has a distinct set of characteristics and attributes. You’ll have applicable tips and steps that you can apply exactly where you are. You’ll be able to access resources and articles at any skill level you want, you’ll just have a better understanding of the path and where exactly on the journey you are.
The idea is that in order for you to progress to the next level, you need to be given information that directly relates to your current situation. That doesn’t mean you can’t learn and take information from different levels. As an Advanced Journeyer, sometimes you’ll still need foundational information in the Beginner Journeyer level. If you’re an Intermediate Journeyer, perhaps you’re ready to apply some more Advanced Journeyer knowledge to your finances.
Whether you’re a Beginner Journeyer, Intermediate Journeyer or Advanced Journeyer, we all share the common goal, to reach Financial Freedom by optimizing our finances, improving our habits and staying focused on the journey.
No matter your level, the underlying theme at JourneyToLaunch is that you can benefit from support, accountability, and resources to help you on your journey.
Below is a brief description and a set of attributes associated with each Journeyer level. There is no one size fits all and every attribute in each level doesn’t have to apply to your situation. Just pick the level you feel fits your situation the most:
You’re just starting out on your financial freedom journey. You haven’t always made the best financial decisions but that’s all in the past. Perhaps your parents didn’t teach you much about money or maybe you were sold the dream of overpaying for a college education only to land a job that barely allows you to pay more than the minimum on your student loan.
Whatever your reason, you’re tired of sitting on the sidelines and watching other people live the life you were meant to have. You’re looking to make some serious changes to your habits and mindset so that you can break the negative financial cycle. You need help getting started, staying focused and learning the basics.
(Find ways to cut your expenses by hundreds of dollars a month with 5-day Money Savers Challenge)
Beginner Journeyer Current Situation & Roadblocks
- Living paycheck to paycheck
- Struggling to pay off debt and not accumulate more debt
- No additional money to save and invest every month
- Little to no investments
- Not investing or investing very little towards retirement
- Little to no emergency fund
- No budget
- Negative net-worth
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You’re in the thick of your Financial Freedom journey. You see the faint light at the end of the tunnel but you need help organizing your finances and creating an efficient debt payoff strategy. You’re able to support your lifestyle but know you can be doing more to reach all of your goals. You’re looking to whip your finances into shape and make the transition from a negative networth to a positive networth.
Intermediate Journeyer Intermediate Current Situation & Roadblocks
- Doesn’t truly understand where money goes each month
- Needs efficient strategies to pay off debt
- Saves a minimal amount towards retirement
- Small to no emergency fund
- Negative or small networth
- Capacity to save and invest more but don’t know how
- Needs help cutting expenses
- Wants to start investing
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You’re in a unique position in your Financial Freedom journey. You have all the tools you need to reach all of your goals; a decent income, ok spending habits and have been slowly building your networth yet you still feel stuck or are unclear how to take your finances to the next level. You may still need to perfect the basics but you have a good understanding of the concepts. You’re looking to gain some clarity, create a realistic actionable plan and execute.
Advanced Journeyer Current Situation & Roadblocks
- Spends within reason but looking for even more ways to save money
- Fully funded or almost fully funded emergency fund
- Saving towards retirement but looking to contribute more
- Needs more clarity and organization around current finances
- Looking to invest outside of retirement accounts
- Little to no debt other than the primary mortgage
- Wants help creating an early retirement plan
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