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Mind of a Millionaire: The College Investor; Interview with Robert Farrington

December 24, 2018
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Welcome to another episode of the Mind of a Millionaire Podcast. This week our special guest is Robert Farrington. Robert is the founder of The College Investor – a blog all about paying off your student loans, starting your own side hustles, and money management altogether.

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Who is Robert Farrington? [0:42]

“How do you help people escape student loan debt and what’s most effective?” [2:24]

-          Get organized.

 What should you be cautious of when looking for a loan? [5:34]

Class of 2016 Average Student Loan Debt: $37,172 [7:15]

“Do you recommend people start investing right away?” [7:26]

-          Get the full match through work retirement plans.

-          Health Savings Account (HSA) [8:18]

How do you recommend kids in high school start investing? [10:39]

Do you recommend mutual funds or index funds for young investors? [12:37]

-          Warren Buffet vs. S&P 500 [14:04]

“In your twenties you’re working with a shovel – you shouldn’t be picking stocks with a fine-tooth comb.” [15:38]

-          You are the biggest asset that you have.

“How do you recommend that people earn more money?” [18:48]

“A millionaire is made ten bucks at a time.” – Mr. Money Mustache

The best side hustle is the one that works for you. [24:44]

“Frugality is great, but it’s only going to get you so far; you can only cut so much.” [26:33]

-          Become an intentionalspender. [27:22]

Drawbacks vs. Benefits: Ubering Everywhere [29:19]

“Am I living intentional or am I living a life that people said I should have?” [32:04]

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