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The Money Wizard

Blog Info

Name:
My Money Wizard
Category:
Millennial
Tags:
Early Retirement, Frugality, Investing
Start Year:
2016

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Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Age:
20s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
Profession:
Financial Analyst
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Latest Blog Posts

You’ve all seen the headlines. “SHOCKING Frugal Weirdo Saves 99% of His Income!!!” I think I’ve even been featured in a few of those articles. But as I’ve responded to various reader emails, browsed a few of the internet’s personal finance forums, and scariest of all, combed through the comments section of those mainstream media […] The post How to Calculate Your Savings Rate (The Best Way) appeared first on My ...
Posted: Jul 17 2019 @ 11:00 AM
Aloha, fellow Money Wizards!  No, I’m not in Hawaii. But it is Summer. And time for another net worth update!  If you’re new here, every month I share my progress in growing my investment portfolio to a point that will let me walk away from work by age 35. I’m currently 29 with a couple […] The post Net Worth Update: June 2019 ($300,000… again!) appeared first on My Money Wizard. ...
Posted: Jul 08 2019 @ 10:05 AM
A few months ago, I shared how I spend less than $35 a week on groceries. Since then, it’s become one of the most popular posts I’ve ever written. While I hope that seeing the final shopping list and cost was valuable, as I wrote the post, I quickly realized there’s way too many subtle […] The post 15 unusual grocery shopping tips you need to know to save money on ...
Posted: Jun 27 2019 @ 10:00 AM
When I was young, my elementary school had one of those Scholastic Book Fairs. You know the type, the ones where you got an old catalogue printed on paper so thin it would make a newspaper wince. Inside, the company sold all sorts of books, gifts, and posters spearheading straight into the hearts of third […] The post How to build wealth and happiness by killing the myth of status symbols ...
Posted: Jun 19 2019 @ 9:45 AM
Gather ’round kids, and let Grandpa Money Wizard tell you a tale. Back when I was in college (now over 6 years ago!) I was one of the fortunate few to escape the educational complex without any student loans. My lucky fate was the perfect storm of a few different things: First and foremost, I […] The post The Simple Side Hustle I Used to Earn Over $5,000 as a College ...
Posted: Jun 11 2019 @ 9:18 AM
Hey fellow Money Wizards! Welcome to a very special edition of the monthly net worth updates!  If you’re new here, every month I share my progress in growing my investment portfolio to a point that will let me walk away from work by age 35. I’m currently 29 with a couple hundred thousand to go, […] The post Net Worth Update: May 2019 (She said yes!) appeared first on My Money ...
Posted: Jun 03 2019 @ 9:45 AM
On this blog, retiring by age 35 is a not-so-secret goal of mine. But in the real world, I tend to keep that secret much more closely guarded.  That’s because most people are conditioned to believe in a 40 year working career, followed by just a few short years of enjoying life before they kick […] The post The 3 Types of People Who Successfully Retire Early appeared first on My ...
Posted: May 28 2019 @ 9:45 AM
Hold onto your seats folks! Have we got a battle today!  Last month, we pitted two investing heavyweights against each other. In that battle, Vanguard narrowly won a nine round decision victory against Fidelity, and investing fans immediately began calling for a match up between Vanguard and the last great challenger in the investing world […] The post Vanguard vs. Charles Schwab: Which is best for index fund investors? appeared first ...
Posted: May 20 2019 @ 9:45 AM
You’re gonna end up living in a van… down by the river!!!” A few weeks ago I opened my front door to quite the surprise. Right there, parked directly in front of my meticulously maintained front lawn, sat a huge… ugly… van. This thing was hideous. The van’s condition immediately made me wonder whether it […] The post Van Living: How much does living in a van actually cost? appeared first ...
Posted: May 13 2019 @ 9:45 AM
Hey fellow Money Wizards! It’s time! Time to see how I did on my progress towards nearly $1 million and an early retirement by age 37 35. I recently turned 29, so let’s check in on the progress so far! Life Update: April 2019 Looking back, April was a pretty low-key month. No major headlines, […] The post Net Worth Update: April 2019 ($300,000!) appeared first on My Money Wizard. ...
Posted: May 04 2019 @ 4:19 PM

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