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

The Newest Personal Finance Bloggers From 2018

Over 50+ new bloggers on the scene.

Life, Death and Getting Drunk on FIRE

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

Will FIRE turn into “Fake Independence Rapidly Evaporating?”

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

It’s Official: I’m Leaving My Job. What’s Next?

After almost 8 years at my job, I’ve decided to part ways! Why? What am I doing? And a peak into my financials.

“I traded a few pseudo luxuries, like name brand clothing, for the ultimate luxury. We have enough passive income to cover our bills.”

Jillian from Montana Money Adventures shares how her family went from $55,000 in debt to financial independence.

How to Make Money as an Airbnb Host

This article/interview shows how one couple is offsetting part of their mortgage payment with a simple Airbnb side hustle

11 Ways to Invest in Real Estate (With or Without Buying Property)

A look at the pros and cons of different options for real estate investing.

On Staying Married

The messy, humbling, and hard business of staying married can feel thankless, but for me, it’s critical for my longterm happiness.

February 2019 Portfolio Review

A review of the latest month of returns on my portfolio including my top 5 holdings in each account!

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.

5 Reasons Why We Decided to fatFIRE

Fritz shares his decision to fatFIRE, as well as sharing 8 lessons we can all learn from the FIRE community.

Buy Less Stuff. Buy More Assets.

My entire financial philosophy in six words: Buy less stuff. Buy more assets.

How Pursing FIRE Has Changed How I Act At Work

I was conditioned from a young age to defer to authority.

10 Reasons to Give Thanks

Growing up broke makes you really appreciate being wealthy. Here are 10 reasons I’m thankful.

The Hardest Problem in Finance

The hardest problem in finance is too complicated for simple rules of thumb.

Money Lessons From Your Favorite Christmas Movies

What your childhood favorites can teach you about money.

How I Rode My Bike More Than I Drove My Car This Year

Dave from Accidental FIRE shares how he road his bike more than he drove his car in 2018.

Why I Accepted a Part-Time Job on my Path to FI

Jessica shares why she accepted a part-time job on her path to financial independence.

Careers and the Hedonic Treadmill

“I realized, no matter how great the career, there were still going to be warts because no career is perfect.”

40 Money Lessons Learned After 40 Years on This Earth

Marc from Vital Dollar shares 40 money lessons he has learned in 40 years.

8 Financial Bloggers Share What They’ve Learned From Blogging About Finance

Everyone has different goals in blogging, see what these bloggers have learned and how they are growing their blogs.

Working Seventy-Five Hours a Week and Nothing to Show For It

I wish I knew that working 75 hours per week could have been a financial blessing for my future family and me…