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Ginko100: "And I'd like to be a barista. No kidding. I want to hang out at Peets and dispense coffee to my neighbors."

Wow, I've never heard (or read) someone with the same goal as me. I'd like to become financially independent and work as a barista at the Starbucks about ~0.5 mile from my house (I can walk there).


My daughter Red wanted to be a barrista too. Starbucks and Peet's wouldn't hire her because she wasn't 16 yet. She convinced a locally-owned tea bar to hire her by downloading the labor law and highlighting the appropriate parts. Smart kid.

She was saving to buy a '67 Cadillac convertible in red, but decided to open a CD with her savings instead since she isn't old enough to drive yet anyway.

She's already on the road to FIRE.

Vickifool--proud mama
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