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Investing Stories: Temi

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My mom was a stay at home mom, but it wasn’t until her and my dad got divorced that she became a full time, very successful entrepreneur. And it made me feel that anything is possible, because I thought if she can do it I can do it.

I decided to set up my own company when I was pregnant with our son, and I’d noticed over time that when I was working from home, it was just really nice to be able to get out of the house.

There are obviously lots of co-working spaces but they tended to feel very large and very corporate and very impersonal. So when I set up my own co-working space for women we knew we wanted it to be something very different from other office environments.

Starting the co-working space definitely felt daunting, I was already running my own business I have a small child. But the way I tend to look at things I’m like yes it might be a challenge but imagine the rewards if everything works out. well

I think its really important to start paying attention to your money as soon as you can, so that one day you don’t find yourself in a position where you wish you had been paying attention.

So I started investing about a year ago, and I just started to think why not just start now? I did have grand goals in mind for being completely financial literate, but I started to realize that time might not necessarily come around any time soon so I just thought let me just start, so at least that way I’ve gotten started.

I feel the biggest benefit when it comes to investing is you're putting your money to work. Investing is in a sense giving your money a job to do. Your job is to grow, so please grow and grow, and that’s what investing is for me.

The best advice I’ve had comes from a Chinese proverb and it is:  the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago, the second best time is now.

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Investing involves risk including loss of principal.

Investor featured in this video is not a client of Schwab Wealth Investment Advisory, Inc. and was not compensated by Charles Schwab for their time.

Investors’ experiences vary and are not representative experiences or results that may be expected.

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