TheSmartestWay™ to Save Big’ is our third book in our TheSmartestWay™ series on how to save money. We thought that the first two books, ‘TheSmartestWay™ to Save’ and ‘TheSmartestWay™ to Save More’, were the total of what we had to say on the topic. Were we ever wrong: During the 2007 housing bubble, people delayed saving for retirement because they thought the inflated value of their home would stay afloat so they borrowed on their home equity. When the bubble burst, more people were having trouble hanging onto their money. We decided to write book number three to help you attain financial freedom. Financial freedom means no worries about money. “He who knows he has enough is rich.” But how much is enough? That answer is different for everyone. It is knowing that you have saved and invested what you need to be comfortable in the lifestyle of your choice for the rest of your life – without having to work anymore.