This 18 Year-Old Girl Has Saved Almost $100,000 By Herself!

How much have you got hidden away in your savings account? A few dollars? Us too. It’s not much, is it? Sure, we all try to save for a rainy day. But it’s not always very easy, is it…?

There are always new bars and restaurants to try and new sneakers to buy. Saving your money can be tricky with just so many tempting things to spend your money on.

How long do you think it’d take you to save up, say, $85,000? Decades, right? If you could even manage it at all. But what if we told you that you could? And to prove it, you only need to say hello to Miss Robin Bri and listen to her story. She’s saved up that much. And – get this – she’s only EIGHTEEN years of age!

That’s right. She’s not a trust fund kid, either. Her family aren’t rich. Sure, the Bris live in the pretty affluent city of San Francisco, but Robin’s parents are just everyday types. There’s no money in the family. Which makes her incredible achievement all the more amazing.

“What motivates me is having grown up in a family that was unable to provide for all the needs of three children,” Robin says. “At age eight I started cat sitting and dog walking for my neighbors. Earning money made me realize the value of it; it would last longer than if it was just given to me.”
“Also at eight, I stopped asking my parents for money and started providing for myself. When I turned ten I started babysitting for my neighbors and a few years later I had a clientele list of four families. I had to keep track of my hours and sent out monthly bills to the families. This experience is what prompted me to get into the world of finance and business.”
Babysitting, house sitting, working as a waitress, dog walking… Robin can turn her hand to anything. She’s still at school (studying business, of course, and loving it) and keeps on top of her work there, but she still finds time to put in anywhere up to 30 hours a week on the side.

Robyn Bri / Facebook

She also keeps her expenses low and invests in smart options, like when she plays the credit card rewards game shrewdly. But mostly? The secret to Robin’s success is just hard work and determination.

It really does seem as though she has a true understanding for money and it’s true worth, though.

“Earning money made me realize the value of it,” Robin says about her fantastic achievement. “It would last longer than if it was just given to me.”

“I saw how my parents’ choices impacted them,” she goes on. “And I told myself that I needed to do the opposite. I probably sleep five to six hours a night. I was born into this lifestyle, and I have to use it to my advantage.”

And she certainly seems to have done just that. She’s got a cool $85k+ sitting in the bank and she’s still a teenager.. That’s pretty impressive, isn’t it?

If she keeps earning and saving at this rate, she’ll be a millionaire in her thirties.

We wonder if she’d take another job on… Only we think she’d make a damn fine Financial Consultant!

 

Giant panda no longer Endangered

Animal lovers rejoice! The Giant Panda is no longer an endangered species.

The large Chinese bears have spent years as a dying breed, with many zoologists predicting their extinction to be imminent. Various environmental factors and their apparent unwillingness to procreate in captivity led many to assume that the end was near for the big cute beasts. But not so. There’s light at the end of the tunnel.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) were thrilled to announce the news that The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) had downgraded the threat level. Giant Pandas are no longer an ‘endangered’ species. They are, instead, now listed as only a ‘vulnerable’ breed.

Incessant deforestation had been a major player in their woes, but it seems as though the combined and concerted efforts of so many people and organizations is now paying off.

Giant Pandas have been reclassified as ‘vulnerable’.

WWF Director General Marco Lambertini was ecstatic when he told the media this:
“For over 50 years, the giant panda has been the globe’s most beloved conservation icon as well as the symbol of WWF. Knowing that the panda is now a step further from extinction is an exciting moment for everyone committed to conserving the world’s wildlife and their habitats.”
“The recovery of the panda shows that when science, political will and engagement of local communities come together, we can save wildlife and also improve biodiversity,” he went on.

There has been 17% charted rise in the population of Giant Pandas in the decade up to 2014. That was when a nationwide census in China found that there were 1,864 giant pandas living in the wild.

There are now 67 active panda reserves in China, which look after and monitor almost two thirds of all the wild pandas in the country.

“It is a significant conservation success following years of enormous efforts on the part of the Chinese Government, communities and non-governmental organisations,” said Glyn Davies, the Executive Director of Global Programmes at WWF-UK.
“This is a cause for celebration and proves that a united approach can bring a substantial difference to threatened species, even at a time of great economic growth in China.”

 

Provided the bamboo forests there stay intact, there’s no reason why the Giant Panda can’t be with us for some time…

Find out a little more about this brilliant news in this CNN report:

Philando Castile’s Death Revealed

The shocking footage that shows Philando Castile being shot several times by a Minnesota police officer is now open to the public, days after the cop’s acquittal.

The video clip originated from a camera in the squad car of Police Officer, Jeronimo Yanez who was acquitted of a possible charge of manslaughter and other charges by a mainly white jury.


The 32-year-old father was shot last July by the cop as he sat in his vehicle pulled over at the side of the road in St Anthony, Minnesota, and afterward passed away.

Castile’s girlfriend live streamed the footage of the aftermath on Facebook, which showed Castile bleeding after being shot.

The Philando Castile’s death footage, which was released, reveals what took place in the critical seconds before the fatal shooting and lays bare the way he fired his gun within a few seconds of Castile saying that he had a gun in his possession.

Without hesitation, Reynolds drew his own gun and directed it Castile’s car before firing his first round as the black father of a 4-year-old daughter sat in the back seat.

The squad car video shows a broad view of the traffic stop and what happened next, with the camera directed towards the victim’s car.

It catches the conversation between Yanez, who is Latino and the two men, firing into the car. What took place inside the vehicle cannot be seen.

The footage shows Yanez following Castile’s vehicle, then pulling it over before he is seen getting close to the vehicle and requesting a driver’s license and documentation of insurance.

Castile, an elementary school cafeteria employee, had a license to carry the gun.

Before the 32-year-old finishes that sentence, Yanez is seen holding his weapon and pulls it out of the holster. Yanez asks Castile not to reach for it then, a shouting is heard yelling, and Yanez yells ‘Don’t remove the gun’ before firing seven shots into the vehicle.

Castile’s body is tossed to the right after being shot once. Officer Joseph Kauser, who is Yanez’s backup, can be seen positioned on the passenger side of the car, leaping back and retreating the moment the shots were fired.

Soon after the Philando Castile’s death, Yanez can be seen with his weapon drawn for some time while standing at the car window.

Reynolds’ daughter aged 4 begins to get out of the vehicle and is grabbed by a cop. The footage then shows help arriving at the scene of the fatal shooting.

Reynolds is asked to get out of the vehicle by officers. Yanez is led away while cops remove Castile from the car and start CPR.

After his acquittal, protests started and run for days, which included one in St. Paul that attracted lots of people and shut down Interstate 94 for several hours.

After the verdict, multitudes gathered at the nearby state Capitol to protest and started a march that organizers stated was going to the St. Paul Cathedral.

Had Yanez been convicted, he would have faced ten years behind bars, although sentencing guidelines show around 4 years might have been more probable.

Also, Yanez faced two lesser counts of endangering the lives of the other two occupants in the car by firing his weapon. Yanez was acquitted on all counts.

Philando Castile’s death was one among the many people fatally shot by cops last year.