“Win the lottery!” Someone yelled out.
I was delivering a corporate lunch-and-learn workshop and had just asked: “How does someone on a regular salary manage to retire at 30 or 40, while many struggle to afford retirement at 60?”
The next slide was about lottery winners who declared bankruptcy. The room fell quiet.
See, I had just started a financial education platform to help people take control of their finances. I’d spent a huge amount of time interviewing and working with financial professionals to pull together our Mastering Money program.
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Today, hundreds of people have transformed their financial lives through the program, and the majority (over 65 per cent) are women. Collectively, we’ve helped our students create over $1 million dollars in personal wealth.
In addition to working with experienced financial professionals to develop the program, I also interviewed several self-made millionaires to understand what they knew about wealth and what helped them achieve financial success.