Andrew is the editor-in-chief at MoneyCrashers.com. Their mission is to develop a community of people who try to make financially sound decisions. The website strives to educate individuals in making wise choices about credit and debt, investing, education, real estate, insurance, spending, and more.
Andrew, please tell our followers a little bit about yourself.
My name is Andrew Schrage, and I was born in Boston, Massachusetts. I studied economics at Brown University and worked at an investment fund in Chicago following my graduation.
However, I grew restless working in the corporate world and decide to venture out on my own. In 2008, I launched Money Crashers, a personal finance website. Its goal is to educate its readers on how to better manage their money and personal finances. The site covers topics including investing, retirement planning; extra money generation, credit card debt management; and much more.
Do you believe that an individual can in fact change the world?
I do. Plenty of individuals have made changes that have improved the world, and it’s important for people to believe in the fact that they too can make such positive impacts.
How does your project help to change the world?
Money Crashers has changed the world, one reader at a time. Through the resources and articles provided on Money Crashers, its viewers are now much better off regarding their finances. Our article on extreme couponing went viral, and now thousands of people understand the true money-saving power of this strategy. We’ve experienced similar successes with other articles.
What is the ultimate goal of your venture?
The ultimate goal of Money Crashers is to create a world where people no longer have to worry about monthly bills, credit card debt, or having enough money to retire. These concerns can drain a person both financially and emotionally, and once these issues are put to rest for good, people can lead more fulfilling lives.
What is your advice for young people who want to change the world?
My advice for young people who want to change the world is to believe in yourself and your dream. Don’t let anyone distract you from attaining your goal. Work hard, think global, and never settle for anything less than your ultimate goal.
Name three people who you think have changed the world, and why.
Nelson Mandela spent his entire life working to abolish apartheid in South Africa, and eventually succeeded. He also rallied for improved human rights around the world through peaceful methods.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leader in the civil rights movements in this country in the 1950s and 1960s, and served as an inspiration to African Americans around the world. He proved that change can occur without resorting to violence.
Thomas Edison changed the world through his invention of the phonograph, the light bulb, the motion picture camera, and other amazing feats.
If you could only share one piece of advice with our readers, what would it be?
My one piece of advice is to follow your dreams. By doing so, you can find a career that you love, improve your self-esteem, and lead a better life all around.
Who are some of the influential people in your life and what changes came about as a result of their influence?
One of the most influential people in my life is my dad. He always encouraged me to think on my own, and supported me every step of the way when I launched my project. He was always there for support, guidance, and advice. I never would have achieved the success I have without my father.
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