This story originally appeared on NewRetirement.com.
Most people struggle and worry about being able to retire in their mid- to late 60s. At that point, you are expected to have hundreds of thousands (maybe even millions) of dollars in your retirement accounts, get additional money from Social Security and also get some government assistance with health care insurance. Even then, retiring securely can feel impossibly hard. What you really want is total financial independence — forever.
Maybe you are already retired and have a dreadful feeling that you simply don’t have enough.
Many people have been there, done that and retired. Some even have a passion to teach others how they did it via their writings in books, blogs and online courses.
This past week, I read through hundreds of articles from dozens of blogs to discover 15 of the top lessons from regular people who have achieved total financial independence.