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To Serve or to make money?

Do you think anyone plays sport for money? No, they play because they love the game. Can our financial lives be like tennis? I think so. Let's start with where am I going with this...

In honor of Financial Literacy Month, the LinkedIn creator team asked me to talk about the best piece of financial advice I've ever received.

“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

― Mark Twain

This is the best personal financial advice I have ever received but oftentimes hard to achieve.

I had the perfect job back in NYC when I worked at a hedge fund.

Found my nitch,

loved the people I worked with,

made money for our investors and

got paid.

Then crash!

The Great Financial Crisis happened, destroying my perfect job, my perfect life.

Worse, a few years later my husband’s job moved us out of the New York City Area.

I was no longer working at a hedge fund.

I was no longer living in the financial capital of the world.

I was miserable.

Within a few years my dream job, and my dream life vanished!

“Why does work and life have to be so hard,” my good friend from Harvard Business School demanded!

Should I just give up and retire?

Then my Mom said,

“You have experienced so much at such a young age, don’t waste it.”

But it's so hard to be a mom and someone who wants to find meaningful work.

Everyone wants to survive and thrive including me.

I needed to find the intersection of what I enjoy doing and what potential customers need.

It’s like you know you need to work out to keep in shape.

It's hard to get started but when you do, and you get into a regular routine,

then the result is that you get an amazing runner's high.

What I discovered is the secret sauce is to serve and advise women.

Nothing comes easy, it takes hard work, sacrifices, a plan, and an investment thesis to build a great financial life leading with service.

With my firm, I’m helping others win and to reach their goals just like I set out a few years ago to “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

A Harvard MBA, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™, and LinkedIn Content Creator, Tiffany Kent writes weekly about making decisions, navigating bad experiences, and her financial journey.

If you or someone you care about is going through a divorce or someone in transition, please feel free to reach out to me, I can help. #financialliteracymonth

Your Friendly Wealth Engagement Guide,

Tiffany Kent

Wealth Engagement LLC

3715 Northside Pkwy NW

Building 100 - Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30327

Office: (404) 795 - 6124 / (917) 826 - 5955


Disclaimer: All information provided is for educational purposes only and does not constitute investment, legal or tax advice, or an offer to buy or sell any security.

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