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From Pennies to Millions: What It Felt Like to Make Money for the First Time
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From Pennies to Millions: What It Felt Like to Make Money for the First Time

In 2005, Susan Petersen and her husband felt like an $86 income tax refund was enough to make them rich. Today, she's at the helm of a multimillion-dollar business. Here's what that ride felt like.

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