Self-taught investor in Austin, Texas. Personal finance enthusiast. Read about my latest investing experiments & career advice here: https://laurencomo.ck.page/
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After surviving 2020, I’d argue that everyone needs a side hustle. As we learned, having one source of income — particularly coming from an employer — is incredibly high-risk.

Not all side hustles are created equally, and most articles on the topic suggest either very basic ideas (driving for Uber…

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It was 2016, and I was sitting at my desk at my corporate job in Silicon Valley when a news notification popped up on my MacBook that I couldn’t resist opening; it was about Liang Zhao Zhang, a janitor for BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), who made over $270,000 the…

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Saving is Imperative and Very Easy with the Right Mindset

I can’t stress this enough! We all logically know that if we make $60,000 a year and spend $65,000, we will be in trouble-yet, so many Americans do this. So much of this (in my humble opinion) has to do with mindset.

We save and invest very little because we…

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You’ll have to forgive me, as I’m a bit irritated as I’m writing this post.

Maybe I need a social media break, as the vast majority of my feed is full of conspiracy theories, pessimism, and unwarranted fear — and I’m over it.

I don’t think that the folks participating…

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Lately, I’ve been on a huge Kevin Samuels kick — if you’re unfamiliar with him, he’s a corporate sales executive that made a career transition into image consulting and personal coaching.

During the past two years, Kevin went from around 500 people listening to him on YouTube to hundreds of…

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It’s been a month — to say the very least. Between the influx of opportunities at work (I work in high-tech sales), and the stress of having to make major life decisions (deciding whether or not to purchase a home) — I’m a little burned out.

I’ve talked about this…

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