Get smart about your money and retire in five years or sooner! Most people are only a few thousand dollars a month away from financial freedom. Financial freedom is not about millions of dollars in the bank - it's simply about generating investment income that exceeds your cost of living. Once you're there, you're financially free! "Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom" shows you how to get there, from how to invest wisely and protect what you earn to proven techniques for developing sources of regular income to cover your expenses and achieve financial independence. Inside, you'll discover: the fastest and easiest way to get out of debt without pinching pennies; simple models that tell you how and when to invest in stocks, bonds, gold, and real estate; and, Van Tharp's legendary risk-control techniques - how the world's most profitable investors reduce their risk and leave their wealth-generating potential unlimited.People achieve financial freedom every day - now it's your turn. "Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom" shares the secrets of how you can achieve financial freedom by determining your "financial freedom number," making the right investment moves, and accepting nothing less than absolute success. From its risk-controlling investment strategies to its "Why didn't I think of that?" money-management techniques, you'll learn a financial program designed to make you the master of your money, instead of its slave.'Financial freedom is within your grasp. In this book, you will learn a simple strategy that will free you forever. Once you start, you'll watch yourself moving closer and closer to financial freedom every month' -From the Preface. Wealthy folks don't achieve financial freedom by working for money. Instead, they have learned the simple rules for making money work for them! "Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom" provides the details of innovative yet achievable investment strategies that you can use to build and protect assets your assets in all investment climates. You can then use those assets as sources of regular income that will cover your monthly expenses and provide you with a lifetime of true financial freedom.Written by world-renowned financial advisors Van K. Tharp, D.R. Barton, and Steve Sjuggerud, who have used these techniques to free themselves and thousands of others from jobs that barely cover expenses, this book describes: Your Personal Financial Freedom Number - How to build passive monthly income that frees you from the workplace Specific strategies for transforming your assets from money pits to money producers; Stock market strategies that produce profits in all market environments, even major bear markets; The Max Yield Strategy - A once-a-year system for safe, double-digit profits; and, Three proven real estate strategies for generating instant equity, long-term income, or both.Is your current plan is to spend your life working 50 or more hours a week and then saving your nickels until you retire to a modest, fixed income? You're not alone. But it might surprise you to discover just how many people are now actively taking the steps to achieve financial freedom that are contained in this book. "Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom" provides you with a safe, specific program for freeing yourself from the workplace forever. It shows you how to seize control of your financial life by investing in those assets that will provide you with steady income until the day when your investment income has surpassed your monthly expenses - and you are, once and for all, financially free.