caption A woman who retired at 28 with $2 million shares her best advice. source isa_ozdere/Shutterstock JP Livingston retired early at age 28 with a nest egg of $2 million. Her entire career before early retirement lasted seven years; she now runs the blog The Money Habit. During her career, she learned the ins and outs of planning for financial freedom. Below, she shares her best advice for making money – which includes creating a side hustle, honing your career-management skills, and reinvesting in yourself. My parents grew up poor. Eight-people-living-in-a-one-room-apartment poor. Food-stamps poor. “You’re a busboy, and maybe one day if you work really hard you’ll move up to being a waiter” poor. When I was a kid, my parents constantly emphasized how important financial freedom would be, and what one must be willing to do to achieve it. I eventually retired early, at 28, with a little over $2 million. … [Read more...] about My parents grew up poor, but I retired early at 28 with $2 million. Here are the 6 best pieces of advice I can give you about making money.
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caption Credit Karma co-founder and chief revenue officer Nichole Mustard source Credit Karma When Nichole Mustard found herself adrift after college, she made a simple promise to herself: “be happy.” Time and again that choice led her to revamp her life and start over someplace new. Ten years ago, it led her to sell her house, take a 60% pay cut and move her family across the country to found Credit Karma – a startup that today employs 800 people and is valued at $4 billion. But it almost fell apart months after she risked it all. Nichole Mustard isn’t your classic Silicon Valley tech founder. She didn’t teach herself to code as a kid. She didn’t attend Stanford. She didn’t intern at a tech giant. After college, she was a trainee manager at Pizza Hut, living hand-to-mouth in a cheap LA apartment with a roommate, she tells Business Insider. And yet, today, she is one of the three founders who built Credit … [Read more...] about How this woman went from a Pizza Hut employee to founder of $4 billion startup
By Vinay Menon Entertainment Columnist Fri., March 16, 2018 Jordan B. Peterson is on a journey into the unknown. But at this moment, as he ambles into his sun-drenched living room, he first needs to get through the next agenda item in a daily schedule that is snapped together like a jigsaw puzzle by a team of handlers. “How long are we going to talk?” he asks, as solicitously as Mister Rogers. When I tell him I booked two hours with the gatekeepers, horror dances in his eyes, as if I just casually asked for one of his kidneys. But he nods gamely and rubs the back of his neck. His slender body folds up like an origami crane as he settles into a leather recliner and swivels into gabbing position. Get comfy, Professor. There is much to discuss. Article Continued Below Driving in that morning, I find myself thinking about Peterson’s neighbours in Seaton Village. What must they make of this epic transformation? A few years ago, Peterson was a … [Read more...] about Jordan Peterson is trying to make sense of the world — including his own strange journey
caption Peter Thiel source Tristan Fewings/Getty Images Peter Thiel, one of Silicon Valley’s most successful and controversial venture capitalists, is reportedly leaving the Bay Area. The outspoken libertarian will reportedly relocate his home, personal funds, and his foundation to Los Angeles, according to The Wall Street Journal, and he’s taking his 50-person staff with him. Why Los Angeles? It isn’t totally clear. As a famously private person, Thiel has yet to confirm the move, or the rumors that he might also be resigning from the board at Facebook. Still, it’s worth taking this time to look at Thiel’s rise to fame in the tech capital of the world – a saga that includes his effort to stop aging and death, his controversial thoughts about college, and his war with the media: Peter Thiel was born in Germany. He moved to the Bay Area when he was in fifth grade. source Flickr / Sharon Hahn Darlin His family … [Read more...] about The life and rise of Peter Thiel, the successful and controversial investor who is reportedly leaving Silicon Valley
Marc Lore is the president and CEO of Walmart eCommerce in the US. He founded Quidsi and sold it to Amazon in 2011 for over $500 million. Then he founded Jet.com and sold that to Walmart in 2016 for $3 billion and stock. His first startup was acquired for $6 million. Lore says radical transparency, choosing the right cofounders, knowing finance, and selling to the right company are key to his success as a business person. Marc Lore’s first big startup sold diapers before it was bought by Amazon for more than $500 million. But after it was acquired, Lore says he felt let down. “It was this really depressing sort of moment where we didn’t even want to go out for a [celebratory] drink,” Lore said on Business Insider’s podcast, “Success! How I Did It.” “It wasn’t a celebration. It was sort of like mourning.” After Amazon he went on to found a competitor, called … [Read more...] about A Walmart executive who sold his 1st startup for $6 million, 2nd startup for $550 million and 3rd startup for $3+ billion reveals how to become wildly successful