Warm summer weather and a three-day weekend are reasons enough to celebrate, so it's easy to lose sight of the original reason we honor the Fourth of July.
So, LearnVest took to the streets in preparation for Independence Day to ask women, “What does financial independence mean to you?”
Your answers, funny and profound, paid homage to the process of getting older, working for the first time, starting a family and taking charge of your personal finances in order to be truly independent.
And why is financial independence important? The resounding answer from our interviewees: “So I can do what I want!”
Celebrate for Less
Make these cheap summer cocktails
So whether you’re working toward financial independence or already there, take a moment this Independence Day weekend to celebrate your hard work. Go to the beach (with your under $10 beach gear), watch some fireworks, barbecue with friends—and, mostly, do whatever you want.