Excerpt from January 1, 2007 New York Daily News. "Make 2007 the 'Year of the Money' by Nicole Lyne Pesce.

Need a little push to get those resolutions going? Last night, plenty of New Yorkers decided to kick that dead-end job and do something they truly love. As inspiration, we present 30 go-getters who managed to take a bite out of the Big Apple while still in their 20s.

"We're bringing comfort to stylish shoes," says Samanta Joseph. "I would buy a lot of expensive shoes, but they were hurting my feet and I couldn't understand why." With her husband, Kelvin, Joseph now tailors heels to suit women with different-size arches, and has even branched out to include men's footwear and jewelry lines.