Achieving Financial Independence

Our weekly #CreditChat started in 2012 to help our community learn about credit and important personal finance topics (e.g. saving money, paying down debt, improving credit scores). Each chat is hosted by @Experian on Twitter and all are welcome to participate. DM us any questions.

This week, we’ll give tips for young adults to build their financial accounts and assets.

Topic: Achieving Financial Independence

When: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where: Twitter chatroom or join the live hashtag discussion.

The panel will include Laura J. LaTourette, CFP®: Founder of Family Wealth Management Group; Patrina Dixon: Personal Finance Expert and Author, It’$ My Money; Leslie H. Tayne, Esq: Founder and Managing Director of Tayne Law Group, P.C. (f/k/a The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne, P.C.); Beverly HarzogCredit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Lawrence D. Sprung: CFP® President of Mitlin Financial, Inc.; Rod Griffin: Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian and Christina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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Questions We’ll Discuss:

  1.  What does financial independence mean to you?  
  2.  What are some barriers to achieving financial independence, and how can you overcome them? 
  3.  What habits can help you achieve financial independence? 
  4.  Why is having a budget an important tool in your journey to achieve financial independence? 
  5.  How can credit play a role in achieving financial independence? 
  6.  If you have had credit difficulties, what steps can you take to rehabilitate your scores?
  7.  How can investing help you achieve financial independence? 
  8.  If you’re struggling to achieve financial independence, what are some side hustles that can help you? 
  9.  How can the people you surround yourself with impact your ability to achieve financial independence?  
  10.  What final tips do you have for anyone working toward financial independence? 

Check out our complete list of upcoming personal finance Twitter chats here.