Nothing is wrong with desiring financial independence, but this kind of freedom isn't what you really want.
What you really want is freedom from a self that torments you each time it compares itself to others it imagines are happier than you are because of what they possess. Truth be known, these people are possessed by a kind of spirit that can never be satisfied, as evidenced by the fact that there is no end to their appetite for more; in this cycle is the seed of greed.
Seek first freedom from fear and find there, in this interior liberty, the lasting fulfillment only Truth can give. Then, in this new richness, you will be able to do in life what it is you really want to do and, without doubt, be successful there because you have first succeeded as a human being.