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Started by Sam, February 05, 2019, 11:18:37 AM
Quote from: LittleSeedsOfWealth on February 07, 2019, 09:12:02 AMWhat a great initiative Sam! Thank you for your nonstop efforts to give back to the blogging community My blog is very new but I hope the tour will still be there in 5-7 months when I can apply to join per your requirements. I consider myself an underdog. I speak English as a second language and am suffering from a terrible period of unemployment, which inspired me to build more income streams and join the league of FIRE bloggers.
Quote from: kgschnyd3r on February 10, 2019, 08:00:12 AMI think growing up without a lot of money made me appreciate it more. I have never felt poor but looking back on my family's financial situation, we did not have much discretionary income. My dad could fix anything so we didn't have to spend a lot of money on car repairs, home improvements or maintenance. My mom could spice up and create a great meal from the most inexpensive, bulk products at the market. We never missed a meal because my dad would do anything to make extra money. It taught me to look at the big picture, don't focus on where you are at this moment but dream about where you can be in 3 -5 years. We were also taught that education is the key, it's the one thing no one can take away from you.I struggled to get through college because I was impatient. I didn't want to wait four years to get a job and make money, I wanted it now. After about ten years of working without a degree, my career stalled so I went back to college and graduated. It was probably one of the most difficult things I accomplished, working full time in a very stressful environment and then trying to read and finish homework assignments at night. I should have listened and finished right out of high school but sometimes you learn these lessons the hard way.This leads me to the point of this post - I want to start a blog and I'm hoping your Underdog Tour will motivate me. I enjoy writing and think I have some great stories to tell. I've worked in Africa, I've traveled to many countries around the world and now I've started my own business. I'm not a very good self promoter but hoping to learn how I can help others while also promoting my business.
Quote from: Cheezus on March 11, 2019, 03:19:13 PMSam,I love this idea. I do think you need to add "FORUMS" to the navigation at the top of the FS site. There is no link to it anywhere but in a blog post that is increasingly getting buried. Would get a lot more action here I think. We all want to see this community grow as well.
Quote from: Young And The Invested on April 04, 2019, 08:20:49 AMSam, after hearing about your wife's decision to go back to work and you remain at the helm for another 12 months or so at FS, has this Underdog Tour been put on hold? Whatever the decision, it's a great opportunity many here greatly appreciate.
Quote from: RealWealthManagement on May 19, 2019, 11:36:47 AMSam, I wanted first thank you for being so real on your posts. Your SAT article caught my attention as my scores were also exactly the same as yours: 1040 (first attempt @ 16 junior year) and 1160 (second attempt). We are also the same age. I was just curious if you remember what you scored on your GMAT? My SAT scores were not good enough to get me into the School of Liberal Art and Sciences at the University of Michigan, so I applied to the school of Art and Design with my AP Art/Portfolio my freshman year. The college I wanted to attended was the Rhode Island of School of Design as a graphic designer, but my parents told me that I could not put food on the table as graphic designer and encouraged me to study business. When applying to the School of Art and Design at the U of M, they give 1/3 weight to your SAT score, GPA, and your design portfolio. I transferred internally to the school of LSA my sophomore year, then got accepted the BBA Program School of Business my junior year with a concentration in Finance.Sam, seeing the success you have already achieved.. it clearly shows me that there is no correlation between how high your SAT scores are vs how successful you become as an adult.Again, thanks for writing that article.RWM.