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Marrying Rich

Growing up in Beverly Hills,

my friends' moms were divorced like my mom.

And like my mom, they were always trying to get more money from their ex-husbands.

My mom’s advice to me was just to marry rich!

Shockingly, I learned a surprising, subtle lesson.

To never rely on a man financially.

I carried this gift with me throughout my 20s & 30s.

So, when it came to college,

the last thing I ever wanted was to find someone to marry.

When I moved to LA to work at Disney, I had no interest in dating.

B-school is where I would find my husband.

But instead, I couldn’t see myself with anyone from Harvard.

There were a lot of great guys there, too.

- Maybe this was my competitiveness holding me back or

- Maybe it was my strong sense of income diversification developing.

- Maybe subconsciously, I knew if I settled down too early,

I would never fulfill my potential.

One of the Top Five Regrets of the Dying, a Book by Bronnie Ware

“I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”

After the DotCom bubble burst, I pivoted.

I left San Francisco, my dream city, to move to NYC for a job.

I will never forget me telling my dad,

"I bet I’m going to find my future husband in NYC."

Once I landed in NYC, I hadn’t figured out my career entirely.

But I did find my future husband,

He is a lawyer.

His name is Rich.

I married Rich.

As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

It takes a lot of time, hard work to build and create the life you want.

To live a life with no regrets.

I can only see the full picture in hindsight, but my husband and I share a strong partnership. This has allowed me the freedom and space to pursue meaningful work.

This is the magic between finance and meaning. This blog was inspired when I read Tom Morgan's excellent writing about his experience with finance and its meaning.

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Tiffany Kent

Your Friendly Wealth Engagement Guide,

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