We all want something, to get somewhere, to do something. Wanting to reach a goal or to be successful makes every day more interesting. Having a dream and working toward it is fulfilling. Gib Stewart has always had dreams and goals.
To a road map to financial freedom.
This book tells the story of a couple, my wife and I. When the two of us were confronted with situation after situation, we decided to do something other than just accept the status quo.
This story must start here: I stood in a parking lot in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The day was sunny and comfortable—no humidity that day. It was late July 1970, and it was nice that the humidity had lifted. Cool and comfortable.
2 March, 1972.After checking in for my refresher class, Grace and I found a nice apartment in Lawton. It was over a garage. We paid something like $73 a month, much less than my military housing allowance, so we felt we were “making money.”
Our investment history begins in this atmosphere in late 1974. We were living in Oakland, CA. Grace had moved to a temporary position as a ten-key operator for Texaco, and I was still a management trainee for Beneficial Finance, making loans.
Grace had been so valuable to and such a good worker for Texaco that when she went into the office to explain that we had decided to move to Tacoma, they offered her a transfer to their south Seattle office.
With all these failed attempts to find a job, Grace and I knew something was wrong with me. I would often enjoy a new job, but within six to nine months, I’d be bored and eventually just tire of the job, or I wasn’t even able to do it, or, let me face it, I just failed.
Unlock Your Financial Potential: The Definitive Handbook to Building Wealth and Discovering the REAL Secret to Accomplishing Your Financial Goals!
Unleash Your Wealth Potential Master the Art of Financial Freedom with Expert Insights from Roland Gib Stewart the Renowned Investor, Entrepreneur, and Author.
• Financial Freedom Checklist
Your step-by-step guide to assess your financial health, set clear goals, create a solid budget, eliminate debt, build passive income streams, and secure your financial future.
• 10 Wealth Building Tips
Transform your financial future with these expert insights. From setting clear financial goals and creating a comprehensive financial plan to harnessing the power of entrepreneurship and making strategic investments.
• Interactive Financial Freedom Quiz
This quiz is designed to assess your current financial situation, knowledge, and readiness for achieving financial freedom.
Determine your risk tolerance and investment goals. Research different investment options such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or real estate, and consider seeking professional advice to create a diversified investment portfolio.
Set specific short-term and long-term savings goals. Whether it’s for a vacation, down payment on a house, or retirement, having clear objectives will help you stay focused.
Start planning for retirement early. Contribute to retirement accounts such as a 401(k) or IRA, taking advantage of any employer matching programs. Consider consulting a financial advisor for personalized retirement planning.
Start by tracking your income and expenses to get a clear picture of your financial situation. Allocate funds for different categories such as housing, transportation, groceries, savings, and entertainment.
Establish an emergency fund to cover unexpected expenses. Aim to save three to six months’ worth of living expenses in a separate savings account.
Understand the tax laws and regulations that apply to your income and investments. Explore tax-saving strategies, such as maximizing contributions to tax-advantaged accounts or taking advantage of deductions and credits.
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Interesting journey full of struggles and successes! Gib is definitely highly motivated for success, not only for himself but for his family. Well done! Some of the ideas in the book seem very complicated only because I don’t know much about the real estate world. That being said, it’s motivated me to learn more!
This is a story of a man and a family that worked hard and never cheated anyone. If you want to read book about the American dream this is it. Despite more setbacks than you imagine, he never lost sight of his goal. which was not to earn millions but to raise a great family . A must read.
The Books offers great insights from a successful entrepreneur. The Author shares his rich wealth of knowledge & experience in this book and as an young entrepreneur myself, I found his work very motivational & Inspirational. Would recommend for anyone running a business or for anyone considering to run a business.
Excellent book! Roland Stewart told a great story of how he and his wife starting very small as young couple and kept expanding their real estate purchases. It only reiterates, to be patient and never give up on your dreams. Great quick read and great advice!!