Neil here.

Americans are working harder than ever these days… but it’s just not paying off.

The average American adult spends around 49 hours at work every single week, and salaries aren’t keeping up.

In fact, wages haven’t grown in decades.

The average paycheck has about the same purchasing power as it did 40 years ago.

Only 50% of workers these days are receiving higher salaries than their parents, and that percentage is dwindling quickly.

Even having a college degree just doesn’t hold the same weight as it did years ago.

This is one of the most dangerous problems that way too many Americans are facing.

When it’s harder to climb the career ladder, economic inequality and financial hardship run rampant.

More than three quarters of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and no one can guarantee a stable job or a solid income anymore.

In other words, the American Dream doesn’t exist the way it used to.

You can work yourself to the bone for decades and still struggle to make ends meet.

It’s an absolute racket…

And it’s exactly why I decided to leave the 9-to-5 world behind.

You see, I spent my teenage years mopping up puke at an amusement park for chump change.

I knew right then and there that I never wanted to relinquish control of my life to someone working above me.

That’s why I dove headfirst into the world of angel investing.

I left my crappy job behind to follow my passion, and it paid off in spades.

These days, I’m my own boss. I manage my own schedule, I run my own companies, and I support some of the world’s most promising early-stage startups with my hard-earned capital.

And ultimately, I’m busy because I want to be busy… not because someone else told me to be.

Now, angel investing is one of the best ways to build a potential wealth funnel for you and your family for years to come. It’s obviously one of my favorites, and it’s worked out incredibly well for me and so many others.

However, it’s not the only way.

There are plenty of people out there with a similar story to mine who chose other paths to generating wealth.

Take my friend and colleague, Andrew Keene, for example.

Andrew is one of the most talented options trading experts I’ve ever met.

But at the very beginning of his career, he spent 14 hours a day, 7 days a week grinding at the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

Suffice to say, Andrew had zero control over his life… and he decided he had enough.

All before his 30th birthday, Andrew designed a revolutionary trading system that took his bank account from $100,000 to over $5 million in just two years.

And over a decade later, Andrew is living the good life he wants to live.

Now, Andrew and I share one big thing in common…

We chose to live under our own rules.

Because we believe that you can build your own American Dream under your own control. There are so many ways you can build a lifetime of wealth within a few short years without subscribing to the traditional 9-to-5 grind of corporate America.

For me, it’s angel investing. But that is far from the only way you can build your wealth. For Andrew, it’s one of his favorite extra income strategies outside of startup land.

It’s a strategy that only requires four hours of your time every single week. I’m talking one hour a day, from Monday through Thursday.

You don’t even have to be a seasoned trader to participate, and it has the potential to bring you a small fortune.

But you only have a few more days to take advantage of this opportunity… so I suggest you get in now while you can.

Just click here to learn all about it.

I’ll be back soon with another update.

Until next time,

Neil Patel