Averages work on paper, but not in real life – so I want to see you step forward from where you are. If you’re putting in 0%, let’s start with 2% and see how that feels. Six months later, maybe we can bump it up.
This is a highly personal question, and it’s different for everyone! I would put $500 in a custodial account for my daughter, $500 in a Roth for my stepson, $500 in my own investment account (tech-focused), and I would “invest” $500 in a closet organization system to ensure that my husband isn’t frustrated when he opens the door. Does that count?!
In my career I have worked with some of the largest financial firms in the country, and met advisors from coast to coast. Working in a big-name company is a tough role, and the pressure can be intense. I can’t imagine working for a “recognized” firm, and knowing I could lose my job if I didn’t sell enough life insurance…but that’s exactly what happens. Wings is big enough to have scale and resources, but small enough to escape quotas and unrealistic management expectations.
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