Today, I got to go on a preschool field trip. Though I’ve taught elementary school before, this was my first experience as a parent chaperone. Crowded science museum and planetarium, 50 or so preschoolers, standing-room-only cafeteria. Yup, it’s as fun as it sounds. And I would go again in a heartbeat.
My son’s class included 20 children, and 15 chaperones. Fifteen! That’s almost a one-to-one ratio, which is pretty incredible, if you think about it. That means the majority of the students had at least one parent who could take off an entire day of work to go on field trip with their child.
It’s these types of moments that I’ve come to relish, as I know that my kids will only be little so long. Soon enough, they won’t want me to chaperone their field trips, they won’t jump with joy at the chance to sit next to me on the bus, and they won’t sit on my lap during snack time.
It’s this realization that has led us to create Goodegg Investments. The realization that life’s little moments are fleeting, and that too many of us are stuck in an endless lineup of daily meetings, rather than living life on our own terms. The realization that as we climbed up the career ladder, our time and freedom became more and more limited. The realization that life was passing us by.
Luckily, we woke up before it was too late. And while not all the way there yet, we’re on the path toward financial freedom, building passive income so that we don’t have to work but rather, we get to work.
If you’re like me, you were brought up with the concept of working hard, saving for retirement, and delaying your “best days” till the tail end of your life. I had totally bought into that. Until one day I realized that, after the next few years, my babies will never be babies again. If I don’t find a way to live life on my own terms now, I may miss out one some of the most important moments of my life.
And it’s this awakening that we’re hoping to help bring about in people’s lives. The mindset shift that we don’t have to delay our best days until retirement, but that, with some creativity and strategic planning, we can live our best days starting now.
Goodegg Investments is our effort to help people take life back into their own hands. We created Goodegg not so much for the parents whose jobs are flexible enough to allow them to go on preschool field trips, but rather, for the parents who sit at their desks on those field trip days, wondering how their children are doing. Those who don’t get the opportunity to ride on the smelly school bus, supervise the endless string of bathroom breaks, or see the joy on their children’s faces when they get to show their parents off to their friends.
Through the Goodegg Investor Club, we’re proud to be able to offer passive real estate investment opportunities for potential investors, as a step toward their financial freedom. Investments that will help generate passive income, that are more stable than the volatility of Wall Street, and that make an impact on communities.
Whether people choose to invest through Goodegg or not, is the least of our worries.
Our vision is bigger than that. The Goodegg vision is that someday, people will take back control of their lives, live life on their own terms, and not have to worry about money.
Goodegg’s mission is to help people become aware of their financial situation, to start talking about money, and to learn how to build passive streams of income, whether through real estate investments or otherwise, so that the next time that field trip opportunity arises, you can choose whether or not to go, on your own terms.