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Seeking “The Best” Versus “Good Enough”

Recently, I had the pleasure of reading Tyler Cowen’s excellent book The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream. In it, Cowen makes the argument that in achieving the relative stability that America has enjoyed...Show More Summary

Questions About Inheritance, Old Money Books, Fidgeting, Pickles, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Inheritance question 2. Converting attic into extra bedroom 3. Show More Summary

Six Simple Steps for Cooking at Home If You’ve Never Really Done It Before

Several years ago, I wrote a brief article on the first steps someone should take if they’re new to cooking at home. For some reason, I spent half the article outlining reasons why someone might be new to cooking at home, citing statistics about fast food and takeout use. Show More Summary

Inspiration from Bob Ross, Aala El-Khani, Marie Forleo, Walt Whitman, 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. Marie Forleo on clarity “Clarity comes from engagement,...Show More Summary

Financial Overheards Round III

Lots of juicy convos going on at Starbucks lately :) Thought we’d do another round of financial overheards today since y’all liked the last one we did! So interesting to hear random people talking about money! We’ll start with these two kids: Teen #1: “I want to be a millionaire” Teen #2: “How?” Teen #1: “I’m going to be a business man” Teen #2: “What […]

Inspiration from Agnes Obel, Marcus Aurelius, Kurt Vonnegut, 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. Friedrich Nietzsche on friendship and marriage...Show More Summary

Should You Pay Off Student Loans Early?

Should you pay off your student loans or start investing? It's a common questions among new grads. Here are some calculations that might help you make your decision. Should You Pay Off Student Loans Early? appeared first on Money Under 30. © Moneyblogs, LLC.

Will New Financial App, Clarity Money, Kill Mint.com?

What’s up money lovers! Got a new financial app to share with ya today for anyone still looking for that holy grail of fintech help ;) It’s called Clarity Money, and my boy who’s on their core team over there literally told me it will become “the app that kills Mint” haha… Pretty bold for only being a month old! But hey – I guess […]

12 Strategies for Maintaining Focus While Working at Home

I’ve been working from home on at least a regular basis for more than a decade, and on a full-time basis for nearly a decade. Over the years, I’ve come to learn quite a lot about what it takes to effectively telecommute for your work. Show More Summary

Black Coffee: Giving New Meaning to the Term “Bull” Market

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, let’s get right to it this week … Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, […]

I’d Rather Be ‘Average’ Than Broke

When you read up on investing, it’s easy to get the sense that there’s one way to invest for “average” people, and another way to invest if you really know what you’re doing. You know what I’m talking about. You’ll hear people say things...Show More Summary

Budgeting is For Professionals

Check out The Biglaw Investor or read Budgeting is For Professionals In the previous post of this two-part series, I argued that budgets are for beginners. Why box yourself into projected spending when you can review an automatically generated spending report and adjust accordingly? Today we’ll argue the other side. Show More Summary

Questions About Local Banks, Weight Loss, New City Challenges, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. IRA contribution and rollover questions 2. Saving for next home 3. Show More Summary

Inspiration from Confucius, Benjamin Franklin, Blaise Pascal, 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. An icebreaker in the Arctic Ocean From the description:...Show More Summary

Black Coffee: And for My Next Trick …

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. Let’s get right to it … There is no magic wand that can resolve our problems. The solution […]

The ‘Buy It For Life’ Compendium, Volume 2

About two years ago, I published a lengthy compendium of “buy it for life” product suggestions, because I’m regularly asked such in the reader mailbag. What this article contains are updated entries about most of the items in the original...Show More Summary

What Kind of Retirement Is Right For You?

I had a great lunch today with an old friend of mine. We used to work together and he was a couple of decades older than I was, so today he’s actually starting to see retirement on the short term horizon. He was interested in what my...Show More Summary

The 10 Crack Commandments (of Finance)

Yo yo yo! Ready to rap about that money today? Our friend Giovina reminded me of this song when we accidentally left it out of a post on Rockstar Finance – The 12 Hidden Money Lessons in Hip Hop – and I immediately new I had to publish it here. ‘Cuz you know – rappers know what they’re talking about with money ;) It’s pretty […]

Inspiration from Socrates, Abraham Lincoln, Carrie Fisher, 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. Abraham Lincoln on believing in friends “I’m a...Show More Summary

Easy New Year’s Money Moves: 5 Things To Do This January

The New Year brings new opportunities for better financial health. Here are five easy ways to set yourself up for success in 2017. Easy New Year’s Money Moves: 5 Things To Do This January appeared first on Money Under 30. © Moneyblogs, LLC.

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