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.

You Flipped the Script

People will keep trying to tell you what to do next. What will make you successful. What you can buy to make your life more enjoyable.

How to Make Your Significant Other Hate FIRE

Some tried-and-true methods to get them to stop listening to you, ignore all of your advice, and make them second guess being with you

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.

Life, Death and Getting Drunk on FIRE

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

How to Invest $1,000 (And Double It!)

There are no get-rich-quick schemes to double your money overnight, but here are 5 ways to get above average returns on your money.

Are You Saving Enough for Retirement – Recommended Savings by Age

Did you know the number #1 method people use to estimate how much they need for retirement is GUESSING? We can do better…

“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.

Why Is It Difficult to Save Money? The Question Heard ‘Round the World

Below we’ll cover why saving money appears to be difficult and some simple tips to get you on track.

Fatherhood & Feminism: How My Stay-At-Home Dad Helped Me Dream Big

Stay-at-home parents take on massive workloads for little thanks. So I want to take a second to thank my dad for everything he has done.

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.

The Worst Investing Mistakes Every Beginner Should Avoid

Just getting started with investing? These are the worst investing mistakes beginners make and ones you should avoid for long-term success.

4 Things I Gave Up to Retire Early

Darrow shares 4 things he gave up to retire early.

How to Optimally Spend Money to Buy Yourself More Time

Smart spending decisions to buy back time.

Keeping up with the Insta-Joneses

The comparison trap with the Insta-Joneses is a thief of joy and a thief of pay checks.

How to Start a Freelance Marketing Side Hustle

See how Todd made extra money, survived a job loss, and even leveraged his side hustle into a full-time job.

Unpopular Opinions in Personal Finance

Some areas we agree in personal finance and some areas we don’t. That’s why it’s called personal finance – it’s personal.

7 Lessons and 2 Mistakes From My First 3 Months of Early Retirement

Adam from Minafi shares lessons learned and mistakes made in his first 3 months of early retirement.

80+ Personal Budget Categories to Get Your Finances Under Control

Having a hard time coming up with all the personal budget categories you should be tracking? Use this list as a starting point.

How We Reached a Net Worth of $100k at the Age of 25

A break down of hos my wife and I got our net worth to where it’s currently at.

How I Spend $108 A Month on Groceries and Eat Like A King

We eat like kings, but it does not cost much. These five tricks help us keep our spending down.