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#4 — The first dollar you invest for your future freedom

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Failing to celebrate small wins is a recipe for burnout.

This is especially true if you have ambitious money goals like weaning yourself off the comfort and security of a bi-weekly paycheck or building a financial legacy to pass down to your kids.

Goals like this can take years, decades…

Here’s how you can apply this timeless advice to save your finances

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We still struggle with the same money problems we did 2,000 years ago.

Evidence of this can be found in the following quote from Seneca, the ancient stoic philosopher born in 4 BC.

“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is…

You should focus on your work, not your investments. Most people get this wrong.

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Learn to invest when the amounts are small, or you’ll never be ready when the amounts are large.

The mistake a lot of new investors make is thinking that they need to make big investment returns right away to turn their small amounts into large amounts as quickly as possible…

Here’s a more empathic and helpful alternative to money-shaming

I spend a lot of time on “money Twitter.” There’s a lot of great conversations happening in this space, but there’s also a lot of self-aggrandizing platitudes and money shaming.

The one I see most often follows this formula: “If you don’t have a net worth of “X” by age…

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