In previous articles, I wrote about exchange-traded funds and the importance of investing early to build wealth. Well, what happens if you want to start investing but can’t find a fund or individual stock that you like? Suppose that you want to invest in a certain trend. However, you don’t want to put all your money into one company since it is too risky. At the same time, there’s no index fund that properly reflects that trend or idea. You are in luck, there is something called motif investing.
All throughout college, it was always instilled in my mind to network with other people. I was told to network with working professionals since it would help me get interviews, learn about different industries, learn about different companies, learn how to conduct myself professionally and ultimately help me land a job. Therefore, I reached out to hundreds of alumni through email. I tried to set up phone conversations with the ones that would respond to me. This experience allowed me to truly enrich my knowledge of different industries, companies and positions. It also gave me the confidence to interact with professionals who were more established and older than me (which certainly helped with interviews). Now that I am considered an experienced professional, I realize that it is equally important to network. One avenue for networking is through a professional association. Here are some reasons why it is extremely beneficial to join a professional association and regularly attend events.
Most of us have goals in life and want to do better for ourselves and for our families. If we’re lucky, we have 80 years on this planet. It is our own responsibility to make the most of the circumstances that we were given. Unfortunately, many people don’t know how to set goals, don’t know how to execute on them, or aren’t able to follow through with them. From my experience, I have found several guidelines I follow to achieve my own goals. Here they are.
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