• Grant Sabatier is a podcaster, entrepreneur, and author of Financial Freedom.
  • He says to keep as little as possible on your phone and use hardware wallets to keep assets secure.
  • This is Grant Sabatier’s story, as told to Jenna Gyimesi.
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This as-told-to essay is based on a transcribed conversation with Grant Sabatier, the creator of Millennial Money and author of “Financial Freedom.” It has been edited for length and clarity.

The first crypto I ever bought was in a Walgreens parking lot from a nondescript guy in northern Chicago. I paid him in cash. At the time it was easy to find local people on forums.

I had seen a documentary on bitcoin and it piqued my interest. By no means