What is financial independence?

The Fourth of July, better known as Independence Day, is a day we celebrate our freedom. And I can’t think of a better “freedom” to celebrate than financial independence! But what exactly IS financial independence? 

Well, for me, financial independence means freedom from: 

  • Stress 
  • Worry 
  • Anxiety 
  • Overdraft fees 
  • Collection calls 
  • High interest rates 
  • Forgotten due dates 
  • Unpaid credit card bills 
  • And, most importantly, freedom from DEBT

Can you imagine a better freedom than that? If you haven’t discovered your own financial independence yet, that’s exactly what MMI is here for! In fact, our Debt Management Plan could offer much of the freedoms listed above! 

If you’re curious about what a DMP can do for you, why not give us a call? Our counselors are available 24/7 at 866.530.9869 to answer any questions you may have. 

Don't let debt steal your independence any longer. Break free by taking the first step today.

Jessica Horton is a former copywriter and community manager at MMI.

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