The above quote is by Warren Buffett on the subject of financial freedom. Some of the benefits of financial freedom are control over your time, freedom to choose to work or not, less stress, a greater sense of security, and many more. If you want to attain financial freedom and its many benefits you must find a way to make money while you sleep, in other words, create an income stream. The easiest way to do that is to create a portfolio income stream, which doesn't require a large investment of capital or time. This is why the vast majority of people who have attained financial freedom, Warren Buffett included, attained it this way. There are essentially three paths to choose from to create a portfolio income stream, but only one of these paths leads to true financial freedom for life and is obtainable by anyone.
The first path is to sell stocks (capital gains). The problem with this path is you could outlive your portfolio or, in a bear market, you might run out of stocks to sell because you're selling at depressed prices. The second path is to invest in fixed income assets, such as bonds and annuities (interest). The problem with this path is these assets have very low rates of return, so they require a large amount of principal to generate enough income to be financially free. The third path is to invest in dividend stocks. If you take this path you don't have to sell stocks, and if you invest in high-earning, high-yield dividend stocks you don't need a large amount of principal to become financially free.
Albert Einstein famously said “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it; he who doesn’t pays it.” Like compound interest, compounding dividends harnesses the power of the snowball effect that occurs when your dividends generate even more dividends. The day you start taking advantage of the snowball effect is the day you begin your journey to true financial freedom.
Read more about the advantages of dividend income investing under the INCOME INVESTING ADVANTAGES tab. Under the REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE tab read why you should get on the path to financial freedom by taking advantage of Fly High Investing's free 90-day trial period.