If you’ve been financially independent for a while, you will notice that the blogosphere and social media will be very eager to discount your financial success. You might be marked down on the Internet for the following :

Coming from a rich family. Earning a salary above $120,000 a year. Being a scholarship recipient. Being single – with no wife and kids to affect your spending. Being born with a combination of intelligence and conscientiousness. (Blame Jordan Peterson) The laundry list expands with the millions in your bank account because folks want more reasons to explain why they cannot be as rich as you.Here’s what these critics are missing. There are actually lot of folks who come from rich families and may not have accumulated as much as you. The same goes for those who make a lot of money, or are single, intelligent or conscientious. Of course, the opposite applies.