“I’m not completely independent yet, because I’m currently still tied to a location,” said Beckmann. This story is available exclusively to Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now.
32-year-old Sara Beckmann has built up a portfolio of $136,000.
She focuses on “solid stocks” that have a promising business model and are already profitable.
She invests with the goal of achieving financial freedom.
Five years ago, Sara Beckmann received a diagnosis that changed the way she looked at her life.
After complaining of abdominal pain for a long time, her doctor diagnosed her with endometriosis, a chronic “woman’s disease,” in her own words.
She was sick for up to six months and couldn’t work.
During this time, she was reliant on health insurance, and it didn’t sit well with her.The experience drove her to set a new goal for herself — to have enough money in her savings so that she no longer had to rely on work or other sources of income.”I’m currently symptom-free, but endometriosis can come back at any time,” Beckmann told Insider.”That’s the reason I’m pursuing this financial freedom.” ‘Nice’ to be able to live off dividends That goal doesn’t mean she dislikes working; quite the opposite, she said. But she thinks it’s “nice” to be able to earn a living through a passive income, like dividends. This way, she has no pressure to go to work and no worries about not being able to pay bills.Beckmann also wants to use financial freedom to enable her to decide for herself how, where, and when she works.She’s already achieved this to some extent. Beckmann has been working independently as an expert electrical engineer for a few months. She travels out to the customer and inspects equipment on site. Beckmann wasn’t afraid of self-employment “I’m […]
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