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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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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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Ah, parents — they mean well and do their best to prepare us for the real world, but looking back at my childhood, I realize that there were a few missed learning opportunities, particularly when it comes to earning money and building a career.

In my family, everyone either went…

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The other day I was visiting a friend when her husband asked me the question, “When are you going to buy a house?”

“I don’t know. I have no timeline. When I find a house at a reasonable price that is in a desirable location, I will place an offer…

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Ah, Silicon Valley — the city of choice for many aspiring techies or budding entrepreneurs with dreams to “make it big.”

With so many job opportunities at well-established tech companies, a plethora of start-ups to choose from, and countless venture capital firms throughout the valley — it’s easy to understand…

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After being trapped at home during the pandemic for over a year, I couldn’t wait to break loose and experience all that Austin has to offer once Texas fully re-opened. …

I know you’re probably sick of reading articles about “How I made X amount of dollars as a freelancer, YouTuber, or writer on Medium”, and to be honest, I am too.

My intent is not to focus t on “how I made X amount of dollars online”; I want to…

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Meet Gretta Van Riel — a multi-millionaire who built her fortune in the world of e-commerce. She’s a serial entrepreneur who founded Skinny Me Tea, Hey Influencers, Drop Bottle, Claytime, and The Fifth.

I came across Gretta from a Foundr advertisement on Instagram — which was most likely targeted towards…

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