Many individuals sit back and look wistfully at the 1st stage of the Gold Bull Market they missed. It is interesting that people focus on what they lost but not what they might miss. Since Gold topped out in 2011, many sectors took off; one could have deployed a portion of one's funds in any of these sectors and walked away with healthy gains.
As Managing Director of Pi Investments with a decade in the social investment field, I am tasked to help families align their money with their values. They are the type of people you may be secretly jealous of for their ability to live graciously, and yet their investment portfolio didn't match them at all.
It's all fun and games when you are doing what you love while getting paid for it, but that all changes when you have to start keeping track of finances. When I was just starting out and making a part time income, I wasn't too concerned about it, but it has grown to a point where I have to start thinking about tax time.