Imagine you were born in a middle-upper class country. Naturally, you spend most of your life believing you live in a stable economy. For decades, your parents earned a modest salary that placed their wages solidly within the “well off” corner of global stage; the local currency sported an exchange rate to the global currency […]
Shaq Shares His Best Money Advice, and Everyone is Surprised He’s Secretly a Money Wizard
Here’s the surprising news of the month: Ultra high savings rates – not just for online money nerds like us, apparently. According to a recent interview with Yahoo Finance, Shaq, of all people, is one of the biggest proponents of pushing an Early Retirement Extreme style savings rate. Reporter: What money advice would you give […]
Worried about inflation? These 2 simple hacks are an easy fix.
Inflation. With the U.S. Government printing unprecedented amounts of money, most investors are shaking in their boots over this nine letter word. But what if I told you that with a tiny change to your lifestyle, inflation can actually turn into a smart investor’s best friend? And that you could harness the mysterious force of […]
How to use the internet to enjoy $1,000+ luxuries for pennies. (And rent everything you’d ever need, for free.)
Earlier this month, the sun decided it was time retire Minnesota’s dreary winter clouds, and the leaves decided it was time to bud from the trees. I took the hint, got myself outside into some beautiful Spring weather, and began one chore I can actually get behind – Spring cleaning. For this bout, I was […]
How much does it cost to adopt a cat? I tracked every expense for 6 months.
Ever wonder how much it costs to adopt a cat? Well, lucky for you, I adopted a four month old kitten exactly half a year ago. Even luckier, I tend to have some OCD money-blogger tendencies, which for better or worse, means that I can’t help but track every penny I spend. So when The […]