Grokking Money

I am a millennial dad, husband, IT Guy and a money enthusiast who is trying to understand the nuances of personal finance. I write about building better money habits which can help transform your relationship with money and change your life.


Deborah Sawyerr:Financial Literacy Series (#3)

This week we are excited to feature the 3rd guest post for the Financial Literacy Series from the Deborah Sawyerr.

A Step By Step Guide To Landing Your Dream Job

When it comes to building wealth, a lot of people in the personal finance community will suggest you focus on increasing your savings rate.

Top 5 Celebrity Money Mistakes And What You Can Learn From Them

It’s easy to assume that celebrities, with their larger than lifestyles and fat bank accounts, are also good with money.

What Resources Are Best To Introduce Investing To My Teen?

Most young adults – aged 18-24 years of age – wished they’d learned how to invest in the stock market over the other options provided.

Alexander Meets A Yogi – Why Context Is Everything In Personal Finance

Alexander the Great was busy conquering the known world once, when he saw, on the banks of the Indus river, a Yogi.

3 Money Blunders & Beneficial Lessons (Guest Post By Kassandra Dasent)

My hope is that you view this month as an opportunity to gauge where you are at in terms of your financial situation and learn what is needed

An Email That Changed The Course Of My Career

It was late 2007 and I had just started the first job. Little had I known that this one email could change the course of my career.

5 Questions To Help You Discover Your True Financial North

Personal finance is littered with a lot of opinions and people often peddle stuff that worked for their unique situation to be the Truth.

7 Steps To Financial Independence

I want to make it clear that FI is not the end of your work life, for all it’s worth it can be the beginning of your dream career.

5 Ways You Can Double Your Net Worth In 12 Months

I will share with you 5 steps we took which helped us double our net worth in 12 months

6 Reasons Why You Should Open An HSA Account

According to Fidelity, an average couple can be expected to incur about $280,000 in medical expenses alone excluding long term care!

Is FI Really Worth It?

If you wake up one morning and if you had all the money you needed so that you could quit your job, would you still work the same job?

How To Bring Your Spouse On Board With Your Financial Plans

Have you always wanted to change your personal finances around and faced resistance from your spouse?


I am yet to meet a millionaire who said he became a millionaire because he earned cash back on his credit cards.

How To Stay Motivated When You Are Paying Off Debt?

It can seem like groundhog day. It’s very easy to throw your towel in the ring and give up!

Broken Window Theory And Why It Matters To Your Financial Well-being

The habit of looking at purchases as simple monthly payments encourages your mind to think short term

How To Evaluate A 401(K) Plan?

Given the tax advantages a 401(K) plan offers, it’s no surprise that it is being used by Americans as their de-facto retirement vehicle.

Why You Should Not Rollover Your 401(K) In To A Traditional IRA?

If you have moved between jobs, one of the most common questions you have encountered is “What should I do with my 401(k)?”

A Step By Step Guide To Landing Your Dream Job

When it comes to building wealth, a lot of people in the personal finance community will suggest you to focus on increasing your savings.


I have an uncanny knack of complicating things. I often equate complexity with sophistication. Anything worthwhile has to be complex.

How To Make 2019 The Best Year Of Your Career Ever

An average American spends near 40-50 hours every week at work. Hence it makes a lot of sense for you to focus on how to excel at your job.

Why Do You Want To Achieve Financial Independence?

We spend an awful lot of time trying to win the approval of people around us. Our desire to be accepted by others never ceases to exist.

Pay Off Debt or Invest?

Winning is a very intentional act. You don’t accidentally become a world champion. It takes a lot of sacrifices, determination and hard work.

2018 – The Year That Changed Our Personal Finances Forever

For most of my adult life, I had very little to no knowledge of how money works.

Why Shaming People For Their Money Habits Is A Bad Idea

Have you ever looked at your decisions in the past and wondered, “What was I thinking?” It’s very easy to beat yourself up for being stupid.