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The pandemic showed me life is too short to work 24/7, so I'm taking 3 steps to reach financial independence by 45

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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I've thought a lot about the FIRE movement over the years but never thought it was for someone like me, from a low-income background and with a history of debt.
But the pandemic changed my priorities and showed me life is too short to spend it working all the time, so I've decided to work towards financial independence by 45 to give myself more choices.
So far, I'm saving 30% of my income, diversifying my investments, and tracking my future net worth to work towards financial independence.
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The 3-part goal-setting strategy the founder of a 7-figure company uses to plan for the new year

The 3-part goal-setting strategy the founder of a 7-figure company uses to plan for the new year

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement For business owners, 2020 brought extreme hardship or tremendous growths. Either way, surviving through to the end of the year was a feat of adaptability, innovation, and resilience.
Before you put the year behind you, it can help to reflect on all the challenges you and your business went through, then set goals for the upcoming year. Business coach and personal branding strategist Maya Elious made a trip to Mexico to do just that.
She took time off from her responsibilities as CEO of Built To Impact , her coaching and consulting company, to look back at 2020 and...
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Black and LatinX female founders received record funding last year, but...

Black and LatinX female founders received record funding last year, but still got less than 1% of total venture funds

Summary List Placement On paper, diverse female founders appear to be killing it. Last year, Black and Latinx women raised $3.1 billion in venture funding - up from $1 billion... Read more ...

The US government launched a tip line for VCs and startups to blow the...

The US government launched a tip line for VCs and startups to blow the whistle on China. Why isn't Silicon Valley snitching?

Summary List Placement For an informant calling in with a hot tip about a potential national security threat, the generic voicemail greeting provides little sense of urgency or... Read more ...

Here's who gets the 3rd stimulus check, according to the bill just approved...

Here's who gets the 3rd stimulus check, according to the bill just approved by the House

Summary List Placement The House voted to approve a third stimulus check as part of a massive economic relief bill. The checks aren't final until the Senate votes and the... Read more ...

Bitcoin's energy use is 'staggering' and a worry for big investors...

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Summary List Placement Bitcoin uses a "staggering" amount of energy each year, the chief investment officer of Societe Generale's UK private bank said. Fahad Kamal said it... Read more ...

Instagram's most popular financial meme account is run by an anonymous Wall...

Instagram's most popular financial meme account is run by an anonymous Wall Street banker who says these 3 stocks could be the next GameStop

Summary List Placement Instagram's most popular financial meme page is run by a New-York based investment banker in his late 20s. After the Reddit-fueled buying frenzy, he... Read more ...

A CIO who earned up to 90% per trade during last year's crash is now warning...

A CIO who earned up to 90% per trade during last year's crash is now warning of a potential 20% crash in the S&P 500 by the end of March as 10-year Treasury yields continue to rise

Summary List Placement Yields on 10-year Treasury notes have spiked to a one-year high over the last month, rising above 1.5% as COVID-19 cases fall and vaccinations continue... Read more ...

Gold price could drop to $1,200 per ounce by 2023, warns Fitch

Gold price could drop to $1,200 per ounce by 2023, warns Fitch

International ratings agency Fitch predicts the price of gold will fall to $1,600 per ounce this year and slide further down to $1,400 in 2022 “on increased demand due to... Read more ...

Customers are reporting credit-card payment outages nationwide at...

Customers are reporting credit-card payment outages nationwide at restaurants and stores across the US, including Chick-fil-A and Ikea

Summary List Placement Businesses across the US are accepting cash only as their credit-card payments systems are down. Customers on Twitter reported outages at Ikea , Forever... Read more ...

How Democrats can pass a minimum wage increase to $15 after a major setback...

How Democrats can pass a minimum wage increase to $15 after a major setback from the Senate parliamentarian

Summary List Placement The Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth McDonough dealt a significant setback to Democrats' efforts to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour through... Read more ...