A quick scripture that comes to mind regarding how being financially free in a long term endeavor and not an over night one, is Ecclesiastes 9:11, which speaks to the win given to those who endure step by step and by making wise decisions, not to the dumbest and the fastest. In other words, financial freedom is a smart marathon, not a stupid sprint. I finally understand that.
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