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The Scientific Side Hustle: Plasma Donation, Clinical Trials, and Other Ways to Make Money Off Your Body

When my brother was in college, he loved to send me emails containing the latest jokes, memes, and YouTube videos circulating on the internet. I’ll never forget the first time I saw grape stomp lady, or the QVC guy who struggles with the teleprompter. Show More Summary

Health Insurance Open Enrollment: What You Need To Know (And What’s Changed)

The 2018 health insurance open enrollment began November 1st and ends December 15th. Here's everything you need to know about this years enrollment. Health Insurance Open Enrollment: What You Need To Know (And What’s Changed) appeared first on Money Under 30. © Moneyblogs, LLC.

How one young couple repaid $87,000 of student loan debt in 27 months

It’s not often that I find stories about money bloggers in my local newspaper. But that’s just what happened when I opened the “Neighbors” section of the Lake Oswego Review last week! Jacob (26) and Marissa (23) Lyda graduated from college with a combined $87,000 in student debt. Show More Summary

Reduce Emotional Stress By Seeing Life Through A Different Perspective

Perfect happiness is an illusion. You would think life is a piece of cake being a stay at home and work from home dad with a stay at home spouse. But I recently went through two weeks of intense lower back pain due to emotional stress. Show More Summary

Is Bitcoin a Good Investment?

Check out The Biglaw Investor or read Is Bitcoin a Good Investment? If you invested $10,000 in Bitcoin on January 1, 2015 (less than two short years ago), you’d have $229,266 today. Does that sound good? Well, it pales in comparison to the second most-popular cryptocurrency, Ethereum. Show More Summary

Cost Benefits of Switching to Solar: A State-by-State Guide

The advantages of solar power and other renewable energy sources are colossal, and arguably necessary for our survival. On solar, the electric grid becomes more efficient and resilient to natural disasters (including hail) and disruptions — not to mention scalable to the 1.3 billion people on our planet living without electricity. Show More Summary

Inspiration from Massimo Pigliucci, Chris Stapleton, Rhiannon Giddens, and More

Inspiration from,,, and More Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. Yogi Bhajan on how...Show More Summary

Are You In Good Hands With Your Car Insurance Company? Our Allstate Auto Review

Allstate offers a hands-on approach to car insurance, providing you with a local agent who can help make sure you get the discounts you deserve. So ask yourself, are you in good hands? Are You In Good Hands With Your Car Insurance Company? Our Allstate Auto Review appeared first on Money Under 30. © Moneyblogs, LLC.

10 New Fintech Companies To Watch Out For! (Plus Highlights From FinCon 2017)

What up, y’all! Just got back and sobered up from our financial blogging conference, and thought I’d share some of the highlights from it. Namely, the handful of new financial companies that were part of our yearly fintech competition...Show More Summary

Free Law School, Thanks Uncle Sam!

Check out The Biglaw Investor or read Free Law School, Thanks Uncle Sam! (Biglaw Investor: Today’s guest post is from Andrew Webber, co-director of Service to School’s JD application program. He wanted to write about how he used theShow More Summary

Black Coffee: The Ongoing ‘Battle’ Between Bitcoin and Precious Metals

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Okay, away we go … “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” — Warren Buffett […]

If You’re Smart Enough to Retire Early, You’re Smart Enough to Figure Out The Rest of Your Life

Whenever I see gobs of hate hit our blog here, I know for a fact it’s been picked up in the media lately and people for some reason feel the need to go out of their way to spread the nastiness… Such was the case the other week when one of Mr 1500’s posts got picked up by Business Insider and over 200,000+ people viewed […]

Inspiration from Emily Esfahani Smith, Cus D’Amato, Steve Martin, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. John Green on loving people and things “People were created to be loved. Show More Summary

Personal Finance Video Roundup

Check out The Biglaw Investor or read Personal Finance Video Roundup I’m always on the lookout for good videos on personal finance. I usually like to watch these during lunch, on the train or during down time at the office. Here’s a selection of several that I’ve found interesting. Show More Summary

The Experimental Kitchen

“Sounds like an experimental kitchen.” A friend of mine said those words to me a few weeks ago when I was discussing a couple of our latest culinary experiments. She’s right, of course. Over the past year or so, I’ve really fallen in love with making a number of foods at home, on my own, and I wanted to share some of those “experiments” with you. Show More Summary

The Little Things

Here’s a list of wonderful things I noticed yesterday that cost nothing (or next to it): Waking up naturally, without an alarm clock going off and forcing me awake. Feeling the warmth of my youngest son in bed next to me, still sleeping peacefully after he climbed in during the night after a bad dream. Show More Summary

Armageddon on a Shoestring: Prepare for Disasters Without Destroying Your Budget

Just before and right after every disaster, you see news coverage of crowded stores, depleted shelves, and interviews with people who don’t have enough (water, batteries, whatever). Don’t be those people. September is National Preparedness Month, and its theme – “Disasters don’t plan ahead. Show More Summary

How I Get Focused for Great Professional and Personal Performance

During the school year, I typically have a roughly seven and a half hour window in which the house is empty and quiet and I can focus on my writing and other work tasks. While I definitely do work outside of that block, the reality is...Show More Summary

4 Important Art Investment Tips for Newbies and Wannabies

This morning I find myself running to my office with a package in hand, looking desperately for something to cut the tape with. A painting has just arrived by Priority Mail, and I can’t wait to open it. It is something that was offered by a seller through our web site and, perceiving that I […]

Inspiration from Manoush Zomorodi, Linus Torvalds, ALA.NI, Ernest Hemingway, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. Martin Luther King, Jr. on friendship “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Show More Summary

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