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Here’s what we wanted to share with you this week.
19 Business Ideas Free for the Taking! [Side Hustle Nation] — “Today, we’re doing another round of business idea giveaways with serial entrepreneur Steve Chou. Steve built not one but two 7-figure businesses — and started both as side hustles.” (Submitted by J. Money.)
Lightyear Could Just Be the Best App for Investing. [Money Side Up] — “This isn’t like a trading app either, so you don’t have to worry about jargon! Instead, this is one of the best apps for buying ETFs. These are exchange traded funds – which means you can buy into hundreds or thousands of stocks in just a few easy clicks. This means it’s not overwhelming like other investing apps.” (Submitted by Tarsha.)
From Skeptic to “Ah hah!”: A Review of The Show ‘How to Get Rich’ with Ramit Sethi. [Financial Mechanic] — “A rich life might bring to mind limos, lavish parties, and jumping off yachts, but that’s not necessarily your rich life. Owning a house might be what you consider something a ‘successful adult’ does, but what is someone else’s rich life might not match your vision. Each person has to go a little deeper than other peoples’ expectations of a Rich Life.” (Submitted by J. Money.)
Make Sure You Know What You’re Retiring To. [Tawcan] — “Regardless of whether you are close to your retirement or not, it is vital to know yourself and understand what you want to do when you’re retired. Spend some time thinking about your plans in retirement, it will be better than not having any plans and just winging it.” (Submitted by J.D Roth.)
Status and the Illusion of Progress [More to That] – “If a nation as a whole is getting wealthier but its citizens are getting angrier, is that progress? If global life expectancy is increasing but more people are suicidally depressed, is that progress? A rationalist will answer, “Interesting point, but take a look at this data instead!” Whereas someone that understands the limitations of reason will say, “Maybe we’re thinking of progress incorrectly in the first place.” (Submitted by Jim Wang.)