Collecting Wisdom

Collecting the best personal finance articles around the web.

From Poverty to the Ivy League: Lessons Learned

Losing my dad when I was 7 turned my life upside down. Yet somehow, I ended up at Harvard. Read more

Life, Death and Getting Drunk on FIRE

The moving target of how much is enough, when life throws some perspective your way.

10 Subtle (But Important!) Money Lessons from Disney Movies

If you’re paying attention, you can learn a whole lot about personal finance from some of your favorite Disney movies!

Waking Up At 5AM Changed My Life – Win The Morning, Win The Day

In April 2016 I decided to make a drastic change and set my alarm for 5:00AM. It changed my life.

What Are the Alternatives to Early Retirement?

I’m fighting some cold feet. Keen to learn about the alternatives to early retirement.

Will Robots Take My Job?

This neat tool shows how likely it is that robots will take your job based on your occupation.

30 Lessons on Money, Life, and Happiness Learned at My 30th College Reunion

30 lessons learned at one woman’s 30th college reunion.

The Winning Ticket to Financial Freedom Isn’t a Game of Chance

Financial independence is all about personal empowerment. Stop hoping and start living!

You Don’t Actually Need to Buy a House

“You don’t need to buy a house to save money, earn money, or be a ‘real adult’. I promise.”

Becoming a Six Figure Earner at 26

In the last 3.5 years, I’ve increased my salary from $63,000 to now just under $101,000.

The Unlucky Long Term Investor Still Makes Money

Let’s imagine an unlucky investor who had some money to invest and saw that the market in 2007 was rising…

Momentum Series Interview – Ms Fiology: Redemption & Financial Independence

Deanna of Ms. Fiology has a powerful story of redemption – overcoming addiction & debt before getting on the road to FI.

Story Time

How would Dr. Seuss teach kids about money?

The Wisdom of Living Like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

Before he was the richest man in the U.S., Bill Gates rented a normal 2-bedroom suburban bungalow…

7 lessons I learned from my biggest financial mistake

I have a story I’m a little embarrassed to share, but one that some may be able to relate to or learn from…

30+ Personal Finance, FIRE, Investing And Side Hustle Podcasts

The amount of free knowledge that has come through my headphones over the last decade is remarkable.

How to negotiate a raise you deserve (in 3 months)

Ramit Sethi teaches you how to negotiate a raise you deserve.

Walking To Work For 4 Years – The Money, Health & Mind Benefits

I’ve been walking to work for 4+ years straight. Every single day.

Is your state FIRE friendly?

Which states give you the most bang for your retirement buck?

Buy Your Time

Practical advice on transitioning from a full-time job to working for yourself.

What Doesn’t Seem Like Work?

What seems like work to other people that doesn’t seem like work to you?

I Lived on an Average of $31,000 for 7 Years in Los Angeles

How I managed to live on such a low income for 7 years when I was freelancing. And I lived alone…by the beach!

What is Your Financial Tipping Point?

What number would your net worth have to reach, as a result of a crash, for you to sell equities?

U.S. Household Income Brackets and Percentiles in 2018

These charts show the U.S. household income brackets and percentiles in 2018.

9 Life Lessons & Realizations From Moving Across The Country

We all make decisions that alter our path in life. This was mine. Those wheels hit the tarmac almost 6 years ago.