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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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Everyone makes mistakes. It is only natural given the hundreds of decisions (financial and others) that we all make every single day. Some mistakes are trivial while others can have painful consequences in terms of money, career or even our personal lives. I have funnily made (and survived!) a mistake in almost all aspects of […] The post My 3 financial mistakes that cost me $368,136 appeared first on Learning Smart ...
Posted: Jun 18 2018 @ 4:13 PM
I am always curious about the financial habits and traits of others. And who better to study for success in terms of money then billionaires? I recently came across a very interesting dataset for billionaire traits. The dataset was originally extracted from Forbes and spans almost 10 years. It includes information on more than 2500 billionaires […] The post Do you have the traits of a billionaire? appeared first on Learning Smart ...
Posted: Jun 14 2018 @ 5:12 PM
Whether you plan on working for 3 years or 30 years, you should make the most of the time you spend working. Career planning is important and if you are aiming for FI, it can get you there even faster. Our fear of missing out on an opportunity and resisting change often hold us back. […] The post How I more than doubled my salary and slashed my workload in half ...
Posted: Jun 11 2018 @ 4:58 PM
I am always looking for ways to save money on recurring expenses. Earlier this year, I spent some time looking more closely at what I spend on groceries. The total came out to just under $150 per week for two people (me and Mr. Learning Smart Money).   What did I learn from analyzing this […] The post 5 easy ways to save on groceries (+2 bonus tips!) appeared first on ...
Posted: Jun 07 2018 @ 4:35 PM
Warren Buffett recently said that “$10,000 invested in an index fund when I bought my first stock in 1942 would be worth $51 million today”. Sounds unbelievable, doesn’t it? This is the conventional wisdom of stock investing: investing in an index fund for long periods of time will allow your money to grow faster and safer […] The post How I made a 200%+ profit on a single trade appeared first on ...
Posted: Jun 04 2018 @ 4:55 PM
If you are able to produce good content and connect with your audience, blogging can be a very lucrative side hustle for you. All you need is access to the internet and a computer and you can set your very own blog up in minutes from the comfort of your home. Blogging has many benefits: […] The post How to start blogging in less than 10 minutes appeared first on Learning ...
Posted: May 25 2018 @ 12:54 PM
Credit scores are an important part of an individual’s financial life. A good credit score can: Get you a lower interest rate if you ever need to borrow money (e.g. mortgage, car loans) Be a prerequisite for a rental application Help you refinance existing loans (e.g. student loans) at more favorable interest rates The exact […] The post 4 ways to increase credit score by 100+ points quickly appeared first on ...
Posted: May 11 2018 @ 3:15 PM


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