I love the Fourth of July. Any time I can get all my kids together for some quality family time and good food, I’m a happy mom. But the Fourth is also special to me for another reason: It’s a holiday that allows us to celebrate our love for this wonderful country and all the precious freedoms that come from being U.S. citizens.
But freedom means something different to all of us. My youngest children, for example, may see freedom as staying up as late as they want. For college students, freedom may mean an escape from studying, exams, or student loans. But to me, the word “freedom” means so much more.
We all have different ideas when it comes to financial freedom.
Earlier this month, I saw a June 14, 2021, poll released by Franklin Templeton that said respondents “were more likely to find the concept of financial freedom appealing than the concept of retirement, but less likely to consider that goal achievable.”
Those poll results really struck me as odd because I don’t interpret “financially free” as “unimaginably wealthy.” To me, financial freedom is less about buying everything in sight and more about being able to live comfortably while putting my money exactly where I want. It’s about a level of financial independence that can be realized—but only with much preparation and careful planning.
According to Ronald Reagan, you can’t be truly free without financial freedom.
A few years ago, we held a company dinner at U.S. Money Reserve, and in attendance was none other than Michael Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan. We invited Mr. Reagan to speak, and when he did, he said something I found remarkable:
“My father [Ronald Reagan] believed you could not be free without being financially free. Gold makes you financially free.”
—Michael Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan
It seems that to President Reagan, financial freedom meant knowing that a portion of your hard-earned money is securely held in the form of a hard, physical asset that you can hold in your hands and store as you see fit, free from bank or government interference. As America’s Gold Authority, we at U.S. Money Reserve agree—gold can provide a level of reassurance other assets may not.
Financial freedom is possible, and precious metals could help you get there.
This weekend, as you gather with friends and family for barbecues, lawn games, and fireworks, take a moment to really appreciate the freedoms we get to enjoy in the United States of America. It’s truly a blessing to be able to call this country our own and enjoy all the opportunities and benefits that come with being an American.
One of those benefits is the ability to take our future into our own hands and work to achieve financial freedom on our own terms. If, like President Reagan, you decide that gold or other precious metals should become a part of your future, U.S. Money Reserve will be here to help you every step of the way.
As you head into the weekend, we wish you and your family a safe and happy Fourth of July!