20 Steps To Take In The Year Before Retirement [The Retirement Manifesto] – “18 months before retirement, I started a checklist with everything I had to address before retirement. You can start with the 20 items from this post, then add to it as specific tasks come to mind. It was a lifesaver for me and became the roadmap that led my tasks as I made my final preparations for retirement. I listed each month between “now” and “retirement”, then populated various tasks into each month and referred to the list each month to ensure I was on track. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Here’s an actual screenshot from March, with X’s to confirm the tasks were compete:”
Why most gas stations don’t make money from selling gas [The Hustle] – “The goods inside these stores — Doritos, sunglasses, lotto tickets, energy drinks — only account for ~30% of the average gas station’s revenue, yet bring in 70% of the profit.” Wow.
Here’s a great look of paying it forward – the “Patel Motel Cartel” (such rhymes!):
Did you know that 50% of motels in the United States are owned and operated by people of Indian origin?
This is the story about a Patel Motel Cartel and it's my favorite example of hard work, community, and investing profits to build wealth. pic.twitter.com/O9JU1rXgtz
— Nathan Barry (@nathanbarry) December 23, 2021