Passive Income

It's always frustrating reading books on real estate or finance where descriptions of wealth are described but the road to riches is rarely explained in detail.  

In the finance lingo as I have come to understand it, the key to having financial independence is having multiple sources of income--whether from money working for you or stocks or real estate--doesn't matter if you are sick, healthy, have a job or not, the money deposits with uncanny regularity into your account.

As referenced before, take a look at the Financial Samurai's blog and the link to his recent article below. 

http://www.financialsamurai.com/2013/09/23/how-to-build-passive-income-for-financial-independence/ 

For more info, check out RichDad PoorDad a classic, easy read for gaining financial literacy about money, especially increasing your passive income...yes, even as a college student.