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Millennial Money
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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One of the most frequent reader and media questions I get is “What’s your favorite money app?” I’ve been using money apps since 2008 when I got my first iPhone and they’ve been insanely helpful in my early retirement journey. I estimate that I’ve tried over 300 money apps since then and without question, one stands out above all the rest – the FREE net-worth, retirement, and spending tracker Personal Capital. I’ve ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 4:55 PM
“Happy Friday,” the woman at the checkout counter says, “We finally made it.” Every week it feels the same in the corporate world – my friends are excited it’s the weekend, clients ubiquitously end emails with “have a nice weekend” or “Happy Friday”, and everyone starts talking about their weekend plans by Thursday morning. This is the cycle. But for some reason this past week when the woman at the pharmacy ...
Posted: Oct 01 2017 @ 7:20 PM
MM Note: This is a guest post from Jillian, who blogs on Montana Money Adventures and is an expert in helping people escape work for short periods of time to pursue their passions. Some things just don’t fit into a 2-week vacation! If you have ever dreamed biking through Croatia, taking a coast to coast road trip, volunteering overseas, or taking a month to brush up on your Spanish in Barcelona, ...
Posted: Sep 22 2017 @ 1:37 PM
Throughout history, most people have needed to work until they died, both because they weren’t able to make enough money quickly enough to make work optional and they also died really young. For a vast majority of the time that humans have been around, we just haven’t lived that long. It’s really only been in the past 150 years, through the evolution of modern medicine and quality of life increases, ...
Posted: Sep 16 2017 @ 12:20 PM
Without side hustling, I never would have become a millionaire. In fact, side hustling and investing the extra money was one of the key drivers of my net-worth growth and I estimate I’ve made over $1 million side hustling. Over the next several months I’m going to highlight the best ways to make more money. Here’s one – focus groups. Yes, you can actually make money telling someone your opinions ...
Posted: Sep 11 2017 @ 5:14 PM
I rushed down the elevator to my mailbox. Today had to be the day, it’s been over a week since my client told me he had mailed my check. The anticipation gripped me as I floated down to the lobby mailroom. I dropped my keys twice trying to open the box, then tore through the mail. The plain white envelope was stuck between a J.Crew catalog and a Bed Bath & Beyond coupon. ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 12:30 PM
MM Note: This is a guest post from Todd Kunsman, a 29 year old who started his FIRE journey 3 years ago. Given the success of his first guest post 8 Steps To Financial Freedom, I asked Todd to follow it up and share his personal challenges when starting to save and over the past 3 years as he works towards financial independence. By the time I turned 26, I was frustrated ...
Posted: Aug 21 2017 @ 3:11 PM
Not surprisingly, it’s actually pretty easy to make money online. What’s tough, is to make enough money online to quit your job and do it full-time. I’ve met hundreds of people who make between $100 – $2,000 per month of income online, but very few who make enough to do it full time. The best thing about making money online is that it typically requires so little overhead – you don’t ...
Posted: Aug 14 2017 @ 6:54 PM
MM note: Negotiation is at the heart of selling, making, and saving more money. It’s truly an art and the more you practice the better you get. And the better you get at negotiating the more mone you can save (& make!). Through a recent conversation, I asked MM reader Win Warfield (yes, coolest name ever!) to share his essential negotiation tactics. These are legit and super valuable hacks.   Tell me if ...
Posted: Aug 03 2017 @ 9:22 AM
It’s a cool summer night in Venice and the wake from the boats on the Grand Canal is splashing against the glass next to my feet. My wife and I have spent the last few weeks in Italy writing, and past few days dodging Venice tourists as they dodge us. It’s been hot the past few days, but tonight, our last night, we’ve found ourselves back at the Gritti Palace bar, ...
Posted: Jul 28 2017 @ 6:41 PM


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