Financially secure?

What is your definition of being financially secure?

I think the definition changes as you get older, have children and assume things like a mortgage and care note. For me, it is being able to pay my bills and having some leftover to have fun with. Anything above that is just extra.

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    06/28/14
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      06/28/14
      I guess I'd say having little to no debt (at least an amount you can easily pay off on a credit card or something) and being able to pay the bills every month without enough left over to feel safe.

      We just paid off every last bit on our credit card, got our rent and bills paid, groceries done, and we still have a decent amount left in checking (we never touch savings unless its an emergency, which hasnt happened yet), so I'd say we're secure.
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      06/28/14
      I agree there! We don't use credit cards only debit card for all purchases. I don't see the point in those interest rates when I can pay cash with no worries or additional debts.
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        06/28/14
        That's an easy one for me...My definition of financially secure is actually "financial freedom" the freedom of not worrying about what something cost, how I am going to afford it, or when I can get it. I read something on Facebook a few months ago posted in a women's group that said something like "If your bills are all paid and food on your table and at the end of the week you have no money left you took care of business" Well...in my opinion that sounds like struggling to just make it. I believe if you can travel the world and purchase a home or vehicle cash, then that is when you are financially free or secure. :)
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          06/28/14
          Have a nice house , and have the kids out the house and I can enjoy my grandchildren and
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