Are you on the path to early retirement? Or maybe you’re thinking about it, but it seems too audacious of a goal to aim for. After all, how many people do you know who’ve actually made it all the way there?
I’m here to tell you that it’s possible. After more than eight years of working in every corner of Finance — I’ve come to realize that personal financial success is *not* about choosing the best stocks or having a high income.
It’s about careful planning. And avoiding mistakes, the BIG ones, that can blow everything up. …
The most powerful lessons about money might surprise you.
They aren’t about having the perfect investment strategy, choosing the best tools or apps, or any of the generic advice you see plastered on the internet.
Instead, the best advice is practical. After a decade of studying finance and working in the industry, including as a financial advisor— I’ve learned a lot about how we relate to money in our everyday lives.
Here are the ten most important lessons I can share with you.
No one else. If you want to be wealthy, buy your dream home, and reach financial independence…
Since the first day of second grade, which was also the start of my athletic career, I’ve been in love with movement.
That day I learned how freeing it was to just run around. This was long before I cared about the health benefits of exercise. All I knew back then, and see even clearer today, is that a simple habit can change your life forever.
As I prepare for the Chicago marathon in October (my first one), I look back at how my daily exercise habit has shaped my life. It’s the one constant that’s outlasted relationships, jobs, and…
The financially savvy people I know aren’t CEOs, Doctors, or Venture Capital investors.
Instead, they lead unassuming lives. Engineers, teachers, construction managers—many of them millionaires hiding in plain sight, quietly building small fortunes.
Here’s the kicker. Many of them don’t know the difference between a mutual fund and ETF, crypto from blockchain, or ISOs from RSUs. They aren’t the most knowledgeable, because they don’t need to be.
If they do just a few things right for long enough, they know they’ll reach millionaire status by the time retirement rolls around.
So, if smart investors aren’t the most knowledgeable…what are they…
Starting a business isn’t all rainbows, butterflies, and pics with Lambos.
I learned this the hard way, and most entrepreneurs do, too. There are many days where I feel like giving up. But I don’t, because I’ve realized something.
To be an entrepreneur, you have to be okay with feeling like a failure. “Failing” is part of the game.
During my first two years in business, nothing went according to plan. I failed miserably — but I failed forward. At some point, I learned to curb my perfectionism and let the journey teach me. …
But you’re not early, either. Five practical steps before you invest, according to my Linkedin connections.
I’ve been posting on Linkedin for the last year. Mostly about personal finance, entrepreneurship, and the occasional crypto idea. I work in finance and talk to clients about this stuff every day. My post ideas come from questions I hear again and again.
The world of personal finance goes deep and wide, confusing even the smartest of…
There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Do you know who has this random fact memorized? Executives and entrepreneurs.
The CEO is the modern-day superhero. They get the glory, the power, and the money. That’s what you see, anyway, thanks to the “How I Became Successful Overnight” stories that leave out the human details.
Hell, most of us want to be in their shoes. Ask any Stanford or MIT grad what they want to be when they grow up, and you’ll get two answers.
But rarely do you see the Effective Executive’s real life, where they…
And one problem it may never solve.
Fintech stands for financial technology. But there’s SO much that falls into the fintech ecosystem.
The list goes on for a mile. Fintech is infiltrating every corner of every industry. Even Walmart is getting in on the action.
“Software is eating the world.”
Now, software and technology are gunning for Wall Street. Hoping to fix decades of excess, inefficiency, and lies that have kept DIY investors from getting the tools they need.
But I’m not interested in the fintech landscape as a…
Ranging from Free to $100 a month.
Financial advice has officially gone digital. Apps, monthly subscriptions, and the ability to meet with a financial advisor from anywhere, as long as there’s WiFi, all make it easier to get help with your money goals in 2021.
But which options are worth your time and money?
As a lifelong finance geek and advisor to young professionals in tech — here are my five recommendations for getting money advice on a budget.
What if you had access to personalized advice, online courses, and a library of sophisticated money management tools…and your employer covered…
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