@Jenny: I suppose I'm thinking of "free" in more of an actual, physical sense than in terms of psychological state or a sense of agency. You seem to be thinking more along the lines of the latter when you say things like "waiting x number of years to have enough money to feel free/powerful, or choosing to feel that way today".
I took the red pill years ago, but here I am still doing labor that doesn't interest me under terms I don't control. Why? Because I lack sufficient power--that is, control over/access to the resources I need. "Arranging your life to match your idea of freedom" is exactly what requires power, as anyone still stuck in the so-called accumulation phase knows all too well.
I do agree that the amount of power needed to achieve "freedom" can be generated by other means than money (e.g. self-sufficiency, producing rather than consuming, etc).
@Seneca: "What would you call advocating any and all political action, other than that which is to reduce government?"
*Smacks forehead* Well, this was an interesting discussion while it lasted.