Over the last seven days I’ve purchased seven round trip plane tickets, and I might be purchasing two more. Alaska Airlines has been running some crazy deals lately and we’ve been snatchin’ em up like a boss. It’s insane.
We knew when we moved to Seattle we’d be making trips back to San Diego pretty frequently. All three of Girl Ninja’s sisters live there. The oldest two are getting married and the youngest is graduating college. Between showers, graduations, and weddings, we knew we’d be dropping some serious coin on flights. We may be $1,500 poorer because of it, but are gaining “riches” in life experiences…right? That’s how I like to think of it at least.
And that my friends, is probably the best thing about being not broke. Having a little (or a lot) of cash in the bank can afford you some pretty awesome opportunities. It allows you the ability to take advantage of incredible deals when they pop up. It gives you stability in the event of an “Oh $#@!” emergency like a job loss or car crash. It gives you the freedom to experience things you may have otherwise missed out on like weddings and graduations.
There really is nothing else to be said. Financial freedom rocks my face off. Don’t be discouraged if you aren’t there yet. Stay the course. Work hard. Focus on the end goal. You didn’t get in debt overnight, and you probably wont get out if it overnight. Patience and perseverance is the name of this game.
Being not broke is awesome. I hope you are either right there with me, or plan to join me soon.
On a scale of broke to loaded where do you fall? Has your financial freedom allowed you to take advantage of any incredible deals or opportunities lately!?
p.s. I’ll be in Vegas all weekend so if you don’t hear from me on Monday I either struck it rich, or am dead.