How I Started Investing
People ask me all the time how I started investing. Would you believe me if I said it started with a Diet Raspberry Snapple habit?
For years, I bought a Diet Raspberry Snapple every single day – for $2.11. I paid with bills and left the change in the tip jar at the deli counter. Every. Day.
So, not only could I not remember the last day I hadn’t bought a Diet Raspberry Snapple, but I was paying $3.00 for a $2.11 drink!
I calculated what I would have spent on Snapples over the course of a 40-year career. $43,800. On Snapples.
Then, I decided to see what I could potentially make if I invested that $3 a day over the same period - 40 years.
$242,000. Almost a quarter of a million dollars.
I started investing that day. Would you believe me if I said the decision to get started was the hardest part?
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