Working on the Harry Potter series this morning, I discovered this quote:
“Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts… that is something on which to pride yourself. But, poverty itself is romanticized by fools.”
– J. K. Rowling
This quote hit like a stunning spell.
Years ago, about this time of year, my wife called from the grocery store.  She was crying.  We had about $25 left.  That was it.
That was a turning point in my life.  At that moment, I swore I would turn my financial life around.
I started by rising every morning at 2 a.m. or 3 a.m.  For nearly a decade, I fought for the financial freedom of my family.  It worked.  I am exhausted, but it worked.
During this time, well-meaning friends expressed concern.  “You are working too hard,” they would say.
I disagreed then, and I disagree now.
Financial Freedom is worth fighting for.  But, make no mistake.  It is a fight.
My family is out of poverty now, and I am thankful.
If you are still in the fight, don’t give up.