Ladies and gentlemen of the SteemChurch,
'Peace be with you!'
Previously this Knight posed the question - what does freedom mean to you?
There were a variety of answers, however one theme that ran through the answers was 'achieving financial freedom'.
Now this Knight does not need to do a video blog to help you understand the key to building wealth and financial freedom, as the key is one simple mathematical formula.
Now don't expect to learn this mathematical formula at school or university. Governments of the world have tried to hide it from their citizens for thousands of years.
The ultra-rich of course understand this formula very well and it is incorporated into everything they do. Again, they don't want you to understand it. However this Knight will share it with you now...
And he wants you to tell everyone!
When this Knight drops the formula into this post - it will be a light bulb moment for you. It will be like you have always known the secret, but never understood it. And it will be as though you have just be placed on the road to true happiness.
Alright ladies and gentlemen - without any further ado...
The key to building wealth, achieving financial success and ultimately leading to total financial freedom is:
EARN > SPEND
That is it, all there is to it. Earn more than you spend.
Never, ever, ever forget this formula and SirKnight will never, ever, ever let you forget this. It is so simple.
Well so simple in theory. The problem is governments and corporations want you to SPEND, SPEND, SPEND!
They give you credit cards and loans to help you spend. They bombard you with commercials and media, labeling you a failure if you don't have that new car or TV or computer, or if you don't eat at the latest fancy restaurants.
Surely God would know this secret to building wealth. And surely he would do all he could to ensure financial freedom for his worshipers?
Of course he did!
Exodus 20:17 (NIV)
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
Pay no attention to the wealth of others, displayed or otherwise. It simply doesn't matter and is quite frankly, none of your business.
At the same time note this - truly wealthy people only display a very small percentage of their wealth - they don't want everyone to know what they have.
Live in a manner that is both humble and financially smart. And be sure to educate your spouse and children about why you live this way. It is important that all members of a family are united in their financial attitudes.
Be well friends.