I hold these truths to be self-evident, that all persons are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I understand that fulfilling these rights requires the wise use of personal and financial resources, based on a balance of financial freedom and financial responsibility.
Therefore, I hereby make this personal Declaration of Financial Independence.
Article I. I declare my understanding that the ultimate responsibility for my financial well-being is mine alone. It is not borne by any government, organization, family member, or financial advisor. I understand that working with and learning from others is valuable, but my ability to provide financially for myself, my family, and my future depends primarily on my choices and my actions.