5 Podcasts That Will Change How You Look at Money and the World

I’ve already written about seven podcasts that will change how you look at money, but since there are a gazillion podcasts at our fingertips I…


Why I Constantly Disagree With Myself

One of the most popular (yet under the radar) logical fallacies is binary thinking. True or False. Yes or No. This or That. Binary functionality has…


How to Build a Simple Budget and Maximize Your Savings Rate

I’m not gonna lie. I find budgets boring. Even when you have tools like Mint or Prosper Daily that help you track expenses and automate your budget,…


Bitcoin is All the Rage. Should You Be Raging Too?

What’s with the sudden Bitcoin obsession? The hype around Bitcoin is raging more than ever before. Naturally, I suspect it has something to do with…


Here’s When Travel Shouldn’t Be a Priority

Millennials are known for valuing travel and experiences more than material possessions. And in general this is a positive thing, since studies have…


How FOMO Can Destroy Your Finances (and How to Overcome It)

The fear of missing out (FOMO) is a powerful force — it always was and always will be. Humans are social creatures, evolved to seek comfort in…


5 Reasons to Keep Your Eyes Open When Traveling

Like many of you, I love to travel. Experiencing new cultures and seeing new sights is a blast — it never gets old. Naturally, my obsession with…


What I’ve Learned from 12 Years as an Investor

This year marks 12 years that I’ve been an investor. I started investing when I was 12 years old, so half of my life has now been spent as an…


Four Things That Caught My Eye This Week

As we gear up for a holiday weekend, here are a few of the things that caught my eye over this past week -- from the importance of enduring losses as…


5 Tips to Best Manage Your 401(k)

If you’re like most US employees you probably have a company sponsored 401(k) plan — at least if you work for a more established business.…


What New Investors Can Learn from Snap’s Tough Week

Last week was a tough one for Snap, the parent company of Snapchat. The company reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2017 -- its…


6 Ways to Defeat Financial Stress

Financial stress is a raging epidemic. Endless studies show that money is the number one most stressed about topic, and it’s worst among young…


3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Invest in Cash

A 2016 survey from Bankrate uncovered some surprising beliefs that millennials have about money. It turns out millennials are obsessed with cash. And…


5 Money Tips You Need to Know if You’re Graduating

It’s that time of year again. Many of you in the Class of 2017 will walk across the stage in the next week or two and will be starting the next phase…


Dear Graduate… A Handful of Life Lessons Just For You

It’s graduation season, and I know that means huge life change for many of our readers. If you’re about to graduate, I bet you have the feels one way…


Elon Musk’s Brain Quest! And 3 Other Things I Learned This Week

From the wisdom of 5 Hour Energy to Elon Musk’s latest obsession with the human brain and artificial intelligence, here are a few of the things that…


5 Personal Finance Tools You Should Use Right Now

Despite a dearth of digital guides to help you think about money (that’s us!), there’s no lack of personal finance tools and platforms to help keep…


7 Podcasts That Will Change How You Look at Money

Podcasts are sweeping the world right now. Podcast listenership grew 23% in 2016, and now an estimated 57 million Americans listen to podcasts.…


Warning! The Simple Truth Why PERSONAL Finance is Entirely Overrated

I figured it out. One disastrous reason why young adults stress about money more than anything else is because it’s voodoo to talk about. Personal…


9 Ways You Can Think Like an Investor

Investing is, by definition, a long-term act. When you become an investor and buy a stock, you’re buying a piece of a business. When you invest in an…


6 Expenses That Are Totally Worth The Money

We spend a lot of time teaching how it’s possible to save money on most anything. From transportation to food to travel, there are numerous ways to…


3 Money Lessons From Traveling in the Outback

This week I returned from several weeks of traveling through New Zealand and Australia. In addition to exploring new places and fine-tuning my Aussie…


Save Money By Hacking Your Food Costs

Last week I wrote about how being smart with transportation can save you serious money. The same can be said for food costs, too. Everybody eats and…


Five Ways to Be Happier With Money

We've all been through discussions and debates on how to best use our money. Thankfully, various research and studies over the year have laid the…


Get Rich By Hacking Your Car Costs

Last week I mentioned how I think I’ll have the ability to retire at a super young age and how I bet you can too. That raised some eyebrows, so now…


Learning from Airbnb and Uber

The favorite book I’ve read so far this year is The Upstarts by Brad Stone, which looks at the young histories of Airbnb and Uber -- two companies…


Why Retiring In My 30s Isn’t A Pipe-Dream (Hint: This Can Be You, Too)

I’m currently 22 years old, and I plan on having the ability to retire in my 30s. Semi-retire at minimum. No wizardry, no inheritance, no colossal…


Three Highlights from Warren Buffett’s 2016 Letter to Shareholders

Every year, Warren Buffett writes a letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway. As one of the world’s greatest investors with a sharp mind for…


One Word That Will Change Your Life

Some of the most important personal finance decisions don’t seem financial at the time: moving to a new city, choosing a significant other, picking…


Why You Shouldn’t Fear A Market Crash

Many people get spooked out of stocks because they’re worried about the possibility of a market downturn or crash. Even though nothing has come close…


Money Mastery: A Lost Liberal Art

I stopped reading investing books several years ago. Maybe that sounds strange given the fact I’m a professional investor who reads a lot, but I…


SpaceX is Going to the Moon, and Other Things I’m Watching This Week

From space travel to the Noah Rule to fighting poverty, here are three things that caught my eye over the past week. SpaceX is going to the moon:…


Why I Don’t Set Financial Goals (and What I Do Instead)

Most people set financial goals. After all, that’s what most “gurus” advise. The goal to have a salary of X dollars by age 30. To own a house by age…


Tesla’s Taking over the World, and Other Things I’m Watching This Week

In between following the latest NBA trade rumors and binge-listening to the La La Land soundtrack, here are three things that have caught my eye so…


Four Steps to Start Investing in Stocks

We receive a lot of questions about how to actually get started investing in the stock market. Here are my answers to four common questions that come…


10 Great Quotes from the World’s Best Investors

Ever so often I go review my favorite quotes from some of the world’s best investors. I always find it incredible how such pithy comments can exude…


How I Started Investing at 12 Years Old

People often ask me how I got interested in investing and business. I never thought investing would be more than a hobby for me, but it’s evolved…


Why Open-Mindedness Trumps Ideology

Let’s face it. Incorrect financial beliefs abound, and there’s just as much awful advice floating around, too. We’ve all heard it before: “Credit…


Three Ideas for Your First Credit Card

When used properly, credit cards are effective tools to build up your credit score and save some money in the process. We’ve already covered the…


3 Tips for Tax Season

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year: tax season! The IRS officially began receiving tax returns last week, and the season comes to a close on…


How to Use Money to Increase Happiness

Is there a link between money and happiness? It’s an age-old question, and we often focus on the amount of money we make and how that relates to…


Why It Is Not as Bad as It Seems

Last week we talked about what a Trump presidency means for your money. While we don’t yet know all of the specifics, we explained how who is…


What President Trump Means for Your Money

Today, Donald J. Trump officially becomes the 45th President of the United States. This comes after the most bizarre campaign and election our…


Why You Should Open an IRA Right Now

With a new year upon us, we all get a fresh opportunity to shift money to our IRAs. Some of you may be thinking, “our what?!” Others may be sighing…


Why Setting a Financial Goal Is Key for Success with Money

Money is an overwhelming subject, particularly when you’re new to the “real world” and on your own for perhaps the first time in your life. Suddenly…


Why You (Probably) Shouldn’t Stress About Money

Stressed out? If so, you’re in good company. Most Americans rate feeling moderate to high stress, and the largest source of stress (by far) is money.…


5 Personal Finance Books for the New Year

As you think through potential 2017 resolutions, don’t ignore your personal finances. Now is the perfect time to make 2017 the year in which you…


3 Money Resolutions for the New Year

The New Year is upon us, and soon we’ll be recovering from the holidays and back to our daily lives. Whether you’re the type of person who makes…


3 Things to Remember About 401(k)s

There’s no such thing as free money. Or is there? Your 401(k) is probably the closest you’re going to get, and sadly most young adults don’t know how…


Credit Cards

3 Steps to Use Credit Cards Successfully

Credit cards are everywhere these days. Ever since I graduated from college and entered the “real world,” I have been barraged by an incessant flood…


Don’t Waste Another Second: Discounting and Compounding

Here’s a thought experiment. The good news: I want to give you money. The bad news: You have to decide which option to take. Consider these three…


Your Master Guide to Hacking All Expenses

“God damn, God damn, God damn, God damn Oh man, oh man, oh man, oh man God damn, oh man, God damn, oh man” Well that pretty much sums up the…


The Best Education Money Can’t Buy

This summer, Malcolm Gladwell brought a discussion about higher education in the U.S. to the forefront. In the first season of his Revisionist…


5 Steps to Start Investing

I often talk to friends who are interested in learning more about stocks and investing in general. There are so few resources dedicated to helping…


Introducing The Vantage

It’s a sad reality. Money — no matter how much it matters to you — is probably the most important thing that society fails in teaching. Schools don’t…