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Wall Street sisters leave finance to startup hotel in Barcelona

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Published on Jun 17, 2010

Four years ago the Gonzalez sisters were "cogs in a giant machine" in the world of finance. Lauren worked with derivatives and Lee in private wealth management, that is, "managing rich people's money". Both of them were on track for big bonuses and growing salaries (this was pre-economic crisis), but it wasn't making them happy so they left to follow their pipedream, or in their case a well-worked business plan to open a hostel in Barcelona. Now they work less, cook and sleep more, and feel the satisfaction of doing something "tangible".

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