@ imperiuminvesting: If you want to break away from a low paying 9 to 5 job, the first step is investing in yourself. If you don’t have the knowledge or tools to improve your financial situation in the first place, you’re going to stay at that job of yours that you hate forever. Bottom line, invest in yourself first. Not necessarily in the traditional way of going to university though. Nowadays there is so much knowledge easily available online or in books that can make you financially literate for cheap. Be proactive about your finances and learn the tools to be successful. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy, but all it takes is the drive to seek knowledge and a little bit of hard work. There’s no excuse: invest in yourself as soon as possible!