I listen to a lot of investor shows plus I am a part of those styles of groups on facebook. I even went on a trip to an investor vacation where we all talked about how we are improving our wealth. I read books, talk to other people, real estate agents, stock brokers, you name it. Basically I want to be financially intelligent. What does that mean? I want to be able to not worry about currency anymore. Basically actually working 9-5, saving currency in the bank plus paying bills is a good way to never financially be intelligent. What you need to do is make your currency work for you. Money in the bank isn’t doing one thing for me. It is much smarter to buy stock, purchase a rental property or flip houses plus put them for sale. You need assets in your portfolio. You want a high networth rather than a high bank account number. As a part of our financial independence I want to no longer work a typical 9-5 job. My goal is to have enough residential plus commercial rental properties to pay our mortgage, car plus groceries, each rental should quickly help me pay for the next 1… Currently I have 5 rental properties under our belt, they range from being a home complex to a single family home. I technically have an impressive net worth plus could theoretically live off our rental checks I get. I am hesitant to do this. I think I might want another rental plus then to hire a property manager. That way our time isn’t spent on the rentals all afternoon long, however looking for the next afternoon.