Last week I turned 28. It doesn't feel too bad, actually. Each birthday comes with the inevitable fear that this year needs to be really great. So many 'this is my year' social media posts get banded around, like a daily New Years' Eve for the Tumblr generation. I've never been massively philosophical when it comes to the future. To me, the future just kind of happens.
Buffett taught me that if one wishes to build wealth they should build businesses and that makes sense. The average S&P 500 company has a yield of about 1.5% after all, so if you were aiming to earn an income of say $100,000 per year you would need about $1.66 million worth of stock to earn that through dividend.