In honor of President’s Day, let’s take a moment to reflect on the wisdom of our forefathers. If the American Dream is about making something of ourselves and living financially healthy lives, then it seems reasonable to say that a stress-free retirement is that dream coming to fruition.
We all want to retire comfortably one day, and many Americans actually have the power to make it happen if they set clear saving and investing goals – and work hard to meet them.
As Benjamin Franklin famously said, “A penny saved is a penny earned” — and he reportedly retired at age 45, so he’s probably someone we should all listen to! This President’s Day, we could all afford to take a cue from America’s leaders and founding fathers.
As John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president, once said, “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.”
You are in control of your own destiny. Take inspiration from the wisdom of former American leaders and use it to prepare your financial future. By making a few sacrifices today to pay off your high-interest loans and make saving and investing a part of your budget, you’ll move the needle toward achieving financial health and fulfilling the American Dream. And with these three tips, you’ll be that much closer to the financial freedom you’re dreaming of: