By

KYLE JONES
The pandemic transformed American society in ways few anticipated when it first hit U.S. shores early last year. Nationwide lockdowns immediately impacted businesses, workplaces, and schools – isolating many from their families, co-workers, and classmates. One of the biggest transformations occurred in the workplace as millions of employees began telecommuting. The Zoom app took off...
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Forget what your parents taught you about money. With an emphasis only on saving, saving, saving, all your parents prepared you for was a rainy day. They didn’t prepare you for financial independence. What’s more empowering? Having a reserve for hard times or not ever having to worry about hard times ever again? There is...
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Think of wealth as a machine. Whatever you put into the machine will determine what you get out of it. Good inputs will result in positive outputs. Bad inputs will result in negative outputs or, worse, a breakdown of the machine. Unfortunately for many Americans, they don’t understand how the wealth machine works – constantly filling...
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How do you lose $20 billion in two days? That’s a question that initially baffled the public when they first learned of Bill Hwang, a veteran stock trader and hedge fund manager. Hwang ran Archegos Capital Management LP, a family capital management firm that was investing $10 billion of its own money. You’re asking yourself...
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Private investments used to have the reputation of only being available to the rich and connected with deals taking place in hallowed halls and high towers inaccessible to the general public. ​​This was because these opportunities were prohibited from being advertised. So unless you knew the right people, ran in the right circles, or had...
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The rich and the poor treat money very differently. For the rich, money works for them, while for the poor, they work for the money. This attitude towards money spills over into everything, including investing. Are you still investing like you are broke? You are thinking to yourself, “How can you invest if you are...
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“Biden’s Stimulus Will Keep America’s Economy Humming for Years, Goldman Sachs Predicts.” —CNN “U.S. Stimulus Set to Turbocharge World Economy…” —Bloomberg “U.S. Growth Could Surge on Stimulus and Vaccine Rollout.” ––NY Times With the passing of the recent $1.9T stimulus, the consensus among pundits and the public is that the economy will get a much-needed jolt. Along...
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Profile #1 – Jenny: Jenny is 50 years old. She lives in a modest two-bedroom home on two acres outside of town. She spends her days tending to her garden and taking care of a few pygmy goats and some egg-laying hens. In her previous career, she is retired and worked as an international tax...
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Social media is like those funhouse mirrors you saw at amusement parks growing up. What you see is not reality. When it comes to wealth, social media plays a great part in distorting the perception of wealth. Athletes, entertainers, and influencers who post about their latest purchases – the big house, the new car, fancy...
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“The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.” -Hubert H. Humphrey “All will concede that in order to have good neighbors, we must also be good neighbors.” -Harry S. Truman As the COVID-19 pandemic raged in 2020 and as tempers flared in Washington over what to do about it,...
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