What would you do in this situation?

I should add: I grew up poor so I do indeed live very frugally. I an married, in my late 30s, and have a stable job as a tenured mathematics professor. I know that I could possibly retire by 50 based on my current trajectory, but I feel like I could accelerate this if I take some financially savvy steps along the way. I need help with what those steps would be. Should I start a small investment group LLC? Should I take out loans? Right now I am just forward testing to continue to build capital and credibility. My wife says we should stay reaching out to family and friends, and I have one wealthy friend who offered to give me some capital, but I want even more forward data before doing this.

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