I’ve written before about how your money can buy you freedom, in the sense of never having to work again if you don’t want to. But that takes a long time.
What doesn’t take long is to build up enough savings that you get to make your own choices.
You don’t have to stay in a job you hate or in a bad relationship or let anyone disrespect you because you can’t pay the bills otherwise. Just a few thousand dollars (or even just a lack of debt) is enough to get out.
And if you don’t have it, you’re stuck.
Basically the point of this post is to link to this amazing Billfold article, A Story of a Fuck Off Fund. Check it out.