TJ took a different approach. He sold various flavors of Kool-Aid in plastic gallon jugs to workers building houses nearby. He showed up at their construction sites at noon on dog days and charged $2 a gallon.
At summer’s end, when the other kids were counting their coins, TJ opened a savings account and deposited more than $500, his proceeds after paying his mom for the Kool-Aid.
Today TJ makes $500 an hour as a marketing consultant.