Yes, you can get fire’d up and financially free in your 30s and 40s— as long as you do some detailed planning.
Burned out from years of building his Denton, Texas–based graphic design business, Simon Trask sold it in 2017. But his payout, while sizable, wasn’t enough to support his wife and three young kids for the next several decades. So Trask set his sights on a big but increasingly popular goal: retirement by age 40.
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She Broke the Bank
Luvleen Sidhu was just 28 when she founded BankMobile with a lofty mission: to reinvent banking for millions of Americans through the power of tech. The 2015 launch presciently anticipated the coming rise in mobile banking, and six years later the Radnor, Pennsylvania based business merged with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in a transaction worth $150 million. That made Sidhu the youngest female founder and CEO ever to take a company public, and led her to even grander goals: Still at the helm of the company—now called BM Technologies—she says she wants to “create ripple effects and inspire other women.” Here’s why you should put your money on her to do just that.
Meet Your Future Banker
In 2021, Brian Armstrong proved the digital economy doesn’t need the U.S. Dollar. Here’s why that’s important—why it matters to you —and why it makes his juggernaut, coinbase, inc.’s company of the year.
Fake It Till You Make... A Mess
When the media company Ozy unraveled last fall, its CEO, Carlos Watson-the would-be wizard of Ozy-stood accused of inflating performance, inventing partners, and looking the other way when his co-founder impersonated a YouTube exec to potential investors. It wasn't, however, the first time a finding hungry, win-at-any-cost entrepreneur would take preposterously desperate measures: Cook the books? Check. Conspire to traffic cocaine? Hey, it's financing! Dress like Steve Jobs? Sadly, yes. Take a look at some who crossed the line from unbridled hype to “Let me explain, Your Honor.” – BILL SHAPIRO
Force of Habit
THE CALORIE COUNTING CARDIO TRAINING STATIONARY BIKE GAMIFICATION STRESS REDUCING PSYCHO OPTIMIZING PEOPLE CENTERING WEIGHT LOSS SUBSCRIPTIONATING WHATEVER BEHAVIOR NEXT NEEDS CHANGING COMPANY | Noom’s founders built an overnight-success weight-loss app after years of failure. Now they’re working to parlay their big hit into a string of them.
THE FUTURE OF...FIXING PHARMACEUTICALS
Eric Edwards is cofounder and chief executive officer of Phlow, a public benefit pharmaceutical corporation. He previously co-founded pharmaceutical company Kaléo, where, among other roles, he was responsible for overall scientific strategy and pharmaceutical development programs. Following an unprecedented year for the pharmaceutical industry, including leaps in vaccine technology and supply chain shortages, Inc. asked Edwards to share his vision for the future of pharmaceuticals.
IS YOUR HIRING IN NEED OF HELP?
Out the Other Side
The burden of leading can be heavy even in the best of times. Coupled with the depression that afflicts so many founders, it can overwhelm their soul ... or forge it into something stronger.
Chris and Shivani VS. the World
Venture investor Chris Sacca talks with Shivani Siroya, founder of fintech company Tala, about scaling up your business without locking it down.
Flipping The Scrip
In 2011, tech industry veteran Doug Hirsch launched digital health care marketplace GoodRx with Scott Marlette and Trevor Bezdek. With 20 million people now using it every month to find affordable prescription medications, GoodRx has saved them $30 billion. Hirsch has continued to serve as co-CEO since taking the company public last year. We asked him how he’s kept it healthy through all the changes.
Kara Goldin – Making a Bigger Splash
Hint founder and CEO Kara Goldin talks to Park Place Payments founder and CEO Samantha Ettus about breaking into a new industry with an unconventional strategy.
A Guide to 401(k) Plans
Consider these strategies to get the most out of your savings.
The Inheritance Challenge
Some inherited assets are tax-friendly, but under new rules, others come with a hefty tax bill. We help you get the most out of a legacy.
4 Trends for the Coming Decade
From how long you work to where you choose to live, retirement will change in ways you may not expect.
A Simple Portfolio Is All You Need
It’s possible to build wealth with only a few funds—or even just one.
7 Inviting Places To Retire
These small cities check all the boxes for an affordable, active retirement.
The Virtues of Volunteering
My column on fulfilling ways to spend retirement (“Living in Retirement,” April) continues to generate inspirational responses from readers, many of whom have sung the praises of volunteering. You also volunteered the names of additional service groups that you have found rewarding. I’ll cite a number of them for those of you in search of a cause that strikes a chord.
Best 401 (k) Funds From Fidelity
We rate the most popular actively managed offerings for retirement accounts.
Best 401(k) Funds From Vanguard
Use our guide to the most popular actively managed offerings for retirement accounts.
5 Ways Seniors Can Safeguard Against Cyber Criminals Stealing Their Identity
As the use of personal computers and cell phones has grown over the last two decades, identity theft has surged. One study found that over 14 million consumers were victims of identity fraud in 2018, and that their out-of-pocket costs totaled $1.7 billion.
Where to retire? The search goes on
48 hours to figure out if Palm Springs checks off the ‘musts’ on the list