financial freedom

Its a fairly well known idea nowadays that time is becoming increasingly more valuable than money, and what we really need is more time for ourselves.

I’ve really come to appreciate the idea of financial independence more and more over time, ever since I came across a book Rich Dad Poor Dad a couple of years ago. There were some things in it that I didn’t find really relevant atleast in my context, but nevertheless it had some fundamental ideas that everybody should’ve known all the time – they were certainly quite revolutionary to me. There’s no doubt about the relevance of responsibility in earning money, in not having any direct or indirect harmful effects on society, so that atleast for me eliminates clever pyramid network marketing schemes [IMO after good amount of investigation, they’re mostly based on using relationships with friends to sell them some products, mainly just hopes! 😡 ]

[Btw, I’ve tried to keep most of this blog limited to what I’ve actually lived/implemented rather than speculation, but this post is one of the deviations. Because though this is something implemented only to a very small extent – and I suppose it will probably take quite a while to actually get the hang of this kind of thing, its still something thats quite useful.]

Recently I found a site for the book…

Rich Dad and Poor Dad

Rich Dad Basics


There are countless links on the web on how to make money, but the following written by Marshall Brain (founder of howstuffworks) I felt carries a bit more credibility…

How to Make a Million Dollars

Helping you understand how to make money on the Web

I’m not that much a fan of Deepak Chopra but I liked this one particular book where he says:

Because your body and your mind and the universe are in constant and dynamic change, stopping the circulation of energy is like stopping the flow of blood. Whenever blood stops flowing, it begins to clot, to stagnate. That is why you must give and receive in order to keep wealth and affluence–or anything you want–circulating in your life. If our only intention is to hold on to our money and hoard it–since it’s life energy, we will stop its circulation back into our lives as well. In order to keep that energy coming to us, we have to keep the energy circulating. Thus, the more you give, the more you will receive.

Of course the last line is a bit misleading I think. If someone takes it too literally and starts giving and then waits to see how much he is receiving, he might be in for some disappointment… 😯 Hmm anyway, a book is just one piece of literature written for millions of readers. But otherwise in general I think it makes a lot of sense!

Recently read a blog entry by Nipun that questions the popular notion that “power (money) is everything“. It gives a lot of insights and links about totally radical concepts of economics. While the idea of the previous few links was to get out of the rat race, I think the last one gives a rather holistic view of the whole thing, which would help avoid escaping one race and getting caught up in another! 😉


An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
— Benjamin Franklin

4 Responses to “financial freedom”

  1. Kalyan Jakka Says:

    It really is; fellow software engg. in bangalore prefer the airal route to visit their hometowns in northen parts of the country.

    time is becoming increasingly more valuable than money, and what we really need is more time for ourselves

  2. hpn Says:

    ಇದು ‘ಆರ್ಥಿಕ ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯ’ ‘ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರಿಕೆ’ಯಲ್ಲ

  3. hpn Says:

    ಇದು ‘ಆರ್ಥಿಕ ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯ’ ‘ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರಿಕೆ’ಯಲ್ಲ

  4. msanjay Says:

    thanks hpn! 🙂

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