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My number one piece of advice for 2020. PAY YOURSELF FIRST, ONE HOUR A DAY OF YOUR INCOME—AUTOMATICALLY! In 2020 I am back on my crusade to help you save more automatically.
Why? Because it WORKS. In 2020 - PAY YOURSELF FIRST.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and money app Acorns will give you $7 if you start investing for your kids today
Seven dollars can go a lot farther than you may think, thanks to the power of compound interest. If you set aside just $7 a week — or, $1 a day — for your kid starting when they’re born, it could grow to over $800,000 by the time they retire, assuming an 8% annual rate of return.
That’s why investing app Acorns and actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who recently partnered with the company, are encouraging parents to use Acorns Early, an investment account you can open for your kids when they’re born. From now until Labor Day (September 7, 2020), every family who opens an Acorns Early account will get $7 invested into their account.
DID YOU CATCH ME ON THE TAMRON HALL SHOW? Congratulations to the incredible Tamron Hall and her world-class team. They have been working all through the COVID-19 time and during the quarantine to lift America back up.
I know firsthand because I had the distinct pleasure of working with them last month on a Money Makeover Show. Along with Money Magazine, we did a special “How To Recover and Fix Your Finances Segment” that ties into the launch of the magazine cover and the First Time Home Buyer Challenge.
On March 14, David Bach taped a message from the future. The personal finance expert recorded a podcast from his Florence, Italy, home that day telling his mostly U.S.-based audience what their world would soon look like.
“You’re not supposed to leave your home,” Bach told listeners who hadn’t yet experienced quarantine against the new coronavirus. “Everything is closed. What’s happening in Italy is probably coming your way.”
If you missed last weekend’s blog post, you can read part one here of THIS TOO SHALL PASS. I now want to share part two….
I spent Saturday recording a podcast for you on what’s happening here in Italy with the Coronavirus continuing to grow. I feel like I’m in a time machine right now and able to share with you what many of you are about to go through.
Got a comment to share with me? You can post it here: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I write to you today from Florence, Italy where we have seen our lives change so dramatically in a week and it’s hard to both describe and comprehend.
In a nutshell, we have gone from being free to work, socialize, shop, travel, and live to being quarantined in our homes with our kids who are no longer able to go to school (currently until April 3rd). The very good news that I want you to know is that, “my family and I are healthy and okay”.