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The Company Chat: Richard Branson & Virgin

You could say that Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, began his career in business at age 11—selling parakeets with his best friend. Fast forward to today, and the boy who was once slinging pet birds now has a net worth of $3.9 billion. Here’s a look at the steps—and missteps—Branson took on his way from entrepreneurial schoolboy to billionaire mogul.

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Whole Life vs. Term: Buying Term and Investing the Difference Part I

It’s easy to put off planning for the future, especially when that includes planning for the worst. When getting engaged, the first thought is likely to pop a bottle of champagne and celebrate, not pull out the prenup contracts.

When life’s most exciting moments happen, your top of mind priority probably isn’t life insurance. But major milestones like the birth of a child, marriage, or homeownership might be a good time to reflect on your circumstances and think about life insurance.

Life insurance can get pretty complicated—one of SoFi’s recent surveys found that even among members surveyed who have shopped for life insurance, roughly a third of people debate whether whole life insurance or term life insurance is more appropriate for them.

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Your September Monthly Market Commentary

The kids are back in school, football is on the tube, and many of us are scratching our heads as to how it’s already the last quarter of 2019. Even in the face of all the background noise of trade wars, political arguments, and interest rate cuts, the market ended the month higher.

Contrary to experts predicting the impending crash, the longest expansion in United States history kept chugging forward. As you get ready for your favorite TV shows to return from break, sit back and catch up on some highlights from September.

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4 Things Millennials Can Learn About Investing From Previous Generations

Sometimes, money matters can feel frustrating as a millennial. Learning something new can make you scratch your head, wondering where to start. Investing is no exception.

One advantage millennials have is the ability to learn from previous generations. Additionally, there is one arena where millennials may have it better than previous generations, and that’s the arena of investing.

Currently, there are many accessible, transparent options for investing that are both low-cost and don’t require a huge amount of money to get started.

If you’re wondering “how do I learn to invest my money?”, you could start by taking a peek into history to learn what was different, what was the same, and what you can do better.

Here are four things that millennials can learn about investing from previous generations.

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SoFi Says Millennials Can Invest In Their Retirement and Have Their Coffee, Too

Personal finance “gurus” and “experts” have taken to slapping mainly millennials on their proverbial wrists for their (alleged) lavish spending on specialty coffee beverages at the expense of investing in their futures, beyond that of previous generations. We think millennials have taken enough heat for this overplayed and simply inaccurate stereotype.

In honor of National Coffee Day later this week, all of you SoFi Invest members out there (and those that invest at least $5 on the SoFi Invest platform over the next month) will receive a free coffee drink at Australian-inspired hospitality and lifestyle brand, Bluestone Lane

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