Collecting Wisdom

Collecting the best personal finance articles around the web.

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 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.

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.

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.

4 Things I Gave Up to Retire Early

Darrow shares 4 things he gave up to retire early.

How to Use Reddit Churning for Travel Hacking

Learn about traveling the world for free, travel hacking, credit card churning, and the Reddit community which discusses it.

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.

Visualizing the Lumpy Growth of the Stock Market

On the fits and starts in markets and in life.

Tax Reform 2018: Understanding the Changes

A guide to the major changes seen under tax reform.

A simple explanation of tax withholding, tax returns and tax refunds

A simple explanation of three commonly misused terms in the face of our favorite annual exercise; filing taxes!

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.

How to Make Money as a Freelance Recruiter

Read about how Mark made $25,000 as a freelance recruiter and then used his new skills to land a higher-paying job.

How much does a wedding cost – an item by item breakdown of our expenses!

An item by item breakdown of the cost of our not so frugal wedding.

The Guide To Equity Investing: How You Can Get Started

Looking to learn more about equity investing and how it can help you reach your financial goals? Here’s the complete guide

February 2019 Dividend and Expense Review

I talk about investing my bonus, dividends for February and have a record savings rate month!

A Broker Persons Guide To Spring Cleaning

A Broker Persons Guide To Spring Cleaning

March 2019 Portfolio Review

I revisit some of my healthcare holdings and hit a new record in the latest portfolio review

When Spending Money Equals Happiness

An excellent example of how certain expenditures can increase happiness and quality of life.

Was it a Terrible Time for a Mortgage Refinance?

Was it a Terrible Time for a Mortgage Refinance?

When a Paycut to $600k Per Year Seems Impossible

I read an interesting article in The NY Times that mentions someone who makes $1.2 million per year and is absolutely miserable…

Want your Kid to Grow up to be a Millionaire?

Want your Kid to Grow up to be a Millionaire? You might be surprised at the best career path to achieve this status.

Dealing with Addiction and Its Financial Consequences – Hope Has Arrived

This is an update I never thought I’d be able to write. Hope has arrived!

Retire at 42 with This Cash Flow Plan – Better than budgeting

Cash flow plan helps you budget better while investing and saving at the same time. Click if you want to retire at 42.