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How to Save a “Life-Changing” Amount of Money

For the 61% of people who would need to go into debt to cover a $1,000 bill $19,800 could easily be considered a life-changing amount of mon

Why Some “Rich” People Are Broke

Don’t fall victim to lifestyle inflation

24 Year old Making $61,000 Feeling Depressed about Finances

A few quick cash flow fixes and he’ll be doing great.

Should I Invest My Emergency Fund?

Resisting the urge to over extend yourself.

Did Wall Street Bail-outs Plant the Seeds for Millennial Socialism?

By saving the capitalist system in 2008–2009, the Federal Reserve may have created a generation of voters who want to tear that same system

Universal Basic Income; Socialist Pipedream or the Answer to Automation?

Universal Basic Income has the potential to thread the needle between embracing automation while preventing inequality from getting worse

Can your House tell you how much Money You’ll need to Retire?

According to the 30% rule if you have a house worth $500,000 you will need $3.75 million to retire.

Could Debt Trigger the Next Recession?

It could be any combination of household, government, and corporate debt.

Where I Agree & Disagree With Suze Orman

20 Personal Finance issues where I agree or disagree with Suze Orman

The Brillance of Netflix’s Business Model

An Introduction Into Scalability & Horizontal Supply Curves

Why You Need an Emergency Fund Even if you are in Debt

If you have a strong emergency fund set up, your chances of staying out of debt are much higher.

Call & Put Options Explained

And Why I Stay Away From Them

What Financial Moves Should you Make the day you Retire?

And which moves you should make WELL BEFORE retirement

A Proposal for a Global Tax on Capital

The latest policy proposal to deal with economic inequality comes from Democratic Senator from Hawaii, Brian Schatz proposing a 0.1% tax on

What is “Classical” Economics?

“Classical economic theory was brought into the mainstream by Scottish economist Adam Smith”

Golf: A Complete Waste of Time and Money That is Destroying the Planet

Do you like hot takes and dislike golf? This story is for you

Will Inequality Cause the Next Financial Crisis?

“A working paper from the San Francisco Federal Reserve has shown that income inequality is a predictor of an impending financial crisis

What is Fat FIRE?

Financial Independence for the Privileged