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Investing Lessons Learned from Fantasy Football

  Fantasy football is one of the most polarizing things on Earth.  One on end you have people who are deeply embedded in the culture.  They have been playing in multiple leagues for years and have parties commemorating the start and end … [Continue reading]

How I’m Pursuing Freedom

Being smart with personal finance is not difficult.  There are a few key steps to take which will put you light years ahead of the average American.  My goal is to make personal finance simple and actionable for professionals and anyone else who … [Continue reading]

Dancing is Not a Good Investment Strategy

Investing is a patient man's game.  This applies to almost any type of investing including real estate and stocks.  In general, if you're investing for the long term (more than 10 years), the best strategy is to have a great plan and stick to … [Continue reading]

4 Things You Forgot About Personal Finance

We all forget simple things sometimes.  The other day when I was trying to login to my system at work, I could not remember my password for the life of me.  I always typed it in without hesitation and without thinking about it.  But for some reason … [Continue reading]

Why Retirement Calculators are Dumb

When I graduated from optometry school waaaaaaayyy back in 2009, I started to finally make some real honest to goodness money.  I figured I should learn more about this finance thing and proceeded to read almost every personal finance book at the … [Continue reading]

I Would Love to do Peer to Peer Lending but…

Update:  As of February 2016, Lending Club is now open to Maryland residents!  Click here for the details.    I will be doing some heavy research into this before I take the plunge, so look for an update on my journey into P2P lending.  Edit:  Still … [Continue reading]

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Investing can be a tricky business.  You have to determine why you're investing and what you'll be investing in.  Then you have to make investing a habit and do it regularly.  But you also have to watch yourself and make sure you don't abandon your … [Continue reading]

If You Don’t Want to Work Forever, You HAVE to Start Investing

Investing for retirement is usually not a topic of discussion among new graduates.  Most Millennials would rather talk about Pokemon Go or Game of Thrones,  Two things I have thankfully not gotten sucked into yet. A discussion about student loans … [Continue reading]

Get a 2%+ Return on Every Credit Card Purchase

The idea of getting something for nothing has always been the holy grail. The goose that lays golden eggs.  The Fountain of Youth.  Turning lead into gold.  All these stuffs of legend involve getting something amazing without having to expend any … [Continue reading]

Where to Refinance Your Student Loans

Sometimes, people just need their hand held when trying something new.  I've found this to be the case when recommending student loan refinance to colleagues. I recently wrote why everyone with student loans should consider refinancing.  The best … [Continue reading]