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Charted: The 50 Best Jobs in America

This visualization breaks down the top 50 best jobs in America according to U.S. News & World Report.

“I make $90,000/year on the side tutoring people for standardized tests”

Trevor Klee shares how he earns $100 to $160 per hour tutoring people for standardized tests.

6 Ways We’re Looking to Cut Expenses in 2019

Aaron from Three Thrifty Guys shares 6 ways he’s looking to cut spending in 2019.

Will FIRE turn into “Fake Independence Rapidly Evaporating?”

Relax! We’re going to be fine, despite the recent stock market volatility!

Dad, Are We Rich?

Do you consider yourself rich? Do others consider you rich?

Catching The Falling Knife: Investing Into A Bear Market

Here is how the average person can invest into falling markets without trying to time the market.

If You Want to Retire Comfortably, It Isn’t All About Investing

Preparing for what happens AFTER you finish building your nest egg may be more important than the saving and investing you did to get there.

Stealth Wealth: I’m Just an Ordinary Average Guy

Stealth wealth is blending in with your surroundings.

How Much Money Americans Need for Economic Security in Every State

This visual shows how much money Americans need for economic security in every state.

7 Tips for Dog Sitting as a Side Hustle

Here are seven practical tips for anyone who wants to start earning money through dog sitting.

Reader Case Study: We Just Moved In Atlanta With Four Kids And We Might Want To Move Again!

Naomi and Jon weigh the pros and cons of moving to a smaller home in a lower cost of living area.

The 10 Worst Places To Get Investing Advice

Here are the 10 worst places to get investing advice.

How I Manage My Money As a Retired Expat in Thailand

Here is how one early retiree manages his money as an expat in Thailand.

Markets can’t be completely random when a crowd of humans are predictably insane.

People act different when they’re in a crowd like the stock market…

Truly Passive Real Estate Investing

Rich shares his experiences with truly passive real estate investing.

Are SUVs Ruining Retirement Savings?

Does buying brand new SUVs kill retirement savings?

Saving problem? More likely a spending problem.

“The problem with all the stuff we have is that somewhere along the line we likely spent good money on it.”

7 Real-Life Examples of People Getting Ripped Off By Financial Salespeople

Tony Isola shares seven experiences of real people who got ripped off by financial salespeople motivated by incentives.

I’m Cheap But I’m Still Fun and Have Friends!

One New Yorker shares her thoughts on saving and spending in an expensive city.

Surveying the Damage in Stocks

Let’s take a look at the numbers to see how bad things have been in various segments of the stock market this year…

Why Everyone Should Have Their Own Business (and How to Guarantee Success)

The story of how Brandon created The Mad Fientist and tips he has for people who want to start a business.

The Problem With “Choose A Job You Love And You Will Never Work A Day In Your Life”

There are a lot of reasons why loving a job isn’t enough to make it not be work.

Why your desk job is so damn exhausting

The greatest mystery of my adult life: How can I spend all day typing at a computer and go home feeling exhausted?

Corporate Job to Traveling Freelancer

Nick True shares how he went from working at a corporate job to becoming a traveling freelancer.