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The Money Wizard

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My Money Wizard
Frugality/Saving, Early Retirement/FIRE
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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If I were making a personal finance 101 cheat sheet, I don’t think anyone would blame me for placing compound interest right at the top of it, in bold letters. I mean, compound Interest is the most powerful force in the universe, or so Albert Einstein’s Instagram account told me. (There’s actually no proof Albert […] The post Compound Interest Will Make You Rich, But Most People Completely Ignore Compound Spending ...
Posted: Nov 21 2017 @ 7:55 AM
Picture this: you’re asleep in bed at 2:00 in the morning, when you’re startled awake by a crash. It’s pitch black outside, but in the darkness you can barely make out two men outside, flashlights in hand. They’re banging at your door, and you realize you might be getting robbed. Your heart is pounding. In […] The post Are You Mentally (and Financially) Prepared to Lose Everything' appeared first on My ...
Posted: Nov 16 2017 @ 7:55 AM
Back in the May Net Worth update, I announced the newest edition to the Money Wizard family – The Money Pup. Born in Alabama, The Money Pup found his way to Minnesota after his previous owner left him to starve in favor of her latest boyfriend. We met him at a local rescue, and the […] The post How much does it cost to adopt a dog' I tracked every expense ...
Posted: Nov 12 2017 @ 7:45 AM
If you’re not a blogger yourself, and you don’t follow the latest happenings from the tech side of the internet, you may be as surprised to learn about FinCon’s existence as my Uber driver was. “Fin-What??” he asked. “FinCon is a huge conference for money bloggers,” I explained to my Uber driver, who looked at me like I had three heads. He was probably wondering why anyone would ever pay to attend a ...
Posted: Nov 06 2017 @ 7:45 AM
To say October was a wild month could be the understatement of this blog’s history. I started October trying to pack in all those wonderfully festive fall activities. I’ve raved before about just how much I love the fall season, and don’t worry… I’ll only rave a little more. As the fall air’s growing chill asks you to cozy up, and the trees give off their last hurrah of color, I find ...
Posted: Nov 03 2017 @ 8:55 AM
Hey everyone, you know what that big fat yellow and black logo means: it’s time to spread the link love! Every month, I’ll share my favorite reads from around the web. These articles will be perfect for fellow millennials seeking financial independence. Most will revolve around investing, saving money, and early retirement, but like always, I reserve the right to occasionally throw in a completely random but entertaining read. How this guy saved $1.25 million ...
Posted: Oct 31 2017 @ 8:45 AM
If you’ve read the most recent net worth update, you might have noticed I dropped a bomb at the end of the introduction. The Money Wizard bought a house? Aka the guy who was so adamantly against home ownership for the first 26 years of his life? That guy bought a house?? Next you’ll tell me he’s financing a luxury SUV. Or that that Warren Buffett abandoned buy and hold to become ...
Posted: Oct 23 2017 @ 8:45 AM
$9.1 Billion How much Americans will spend on Halloween in 2017, as estimated by the National Retail Federation. $86.10 Amount spent by each consumer, up from $82.93 since last year. 1/3 Portion of Halloween spending devoted to costumes. $25 The average consumer’s Halloween candy spending. 18% Of US consumers who said Candy Corn was their least favorite candy, barely eeking out bubble gum with 17% of the vote – officially making Candy Corn the world’s ...
Posted: Oct 19 2017 @ 8:45 AM
Apple just announced the iPhone X. That’s the iPhone 10, not to be confused with the iPhone ex. And pour one out for the iPhone 9 while you’re at it. That edition got skipped over like a nerd in a dodgeball draft. As eager consumers eagerly awaited The Latest and Greatest, Apple announced the one piece needed to make your life complete could be had for the low, low price of $1,000. Most ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 8:45 AM
If Bruce Wayne were a real person, he’d be Dan Bilzerian. I thought I was really clever with that intro, until I saw GQ Magazine one-upped me. They describe Dan Bilzerian as, “a kind of Bruce Wayne-meets-Hugh Hefner for the social-media age,” which is much more descriptive and accurate. And here’s what might be his most accurate title of all – “The King of Instagram.” The nickname stems from his absolutely mind-boggling number ...
Posted: Oct 10 2017 @ 8:45 AM


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