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Let’s be clear: If your house burns down or your health falls apart, insurance won’t make everything better. Insurance simply can’t protect you from the unpredictable nature of life. But insurance can and should help you build a new life if tragedy strikes. Insurance can......

With the rise of the “gig economy” it is becoming more and more common that someone you know has a side hustle. Intuit has predicted that by next year 40% of American workers will be independent contractors. We’ve seen the evidence of this in our......

You probably won’t be surprised when I say that, regardless of how much money I make, I’m always looking for new ways to save. Whether it’s cutting down on my cable TV costs, or discovering a new app that helps me find cheap gas near......

Financial planning can be intimidating. There are SO many different elements to manage, track, and account for each month. But what if getting your finances on-track was actually easy? Luckily, it is SUPER simple to start improving your financial health and get on track towards......

Ecommerce is an ever-growing industry designed with the everyday seller in mind. Without independent merchants, sites like Amazon may not be in the position they are today as global e-tail behemoths. Every day, thousands of people are setting up shop online as a means to......

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Investing is essential in building wealth. be Knowing how you can make your money work for you is a skill many people aspire to have – why else would I constantly get asked about my investing......

Ah yes, college. The best four years of your life. You want to enjoy every second of it, so why would a crazy person, me, tell you to spend some time at college working? The benefits outweigh the cons. When you go to college you......

Cash back credit cards are a great way to earn rebates on everyday purchases. So long as you manage your money right and don’t overspend, using a cashback card gives you a guaranteed rebate on your everyday purchases—usually 1% to 2%. While cash back cards......

If you’re like me, today’s student loan marketplace probably feels completely full of refinancing offers. And that’s great – giving graduates the ability to refinance costly student loans goes a long way in promoting financial independence for recent graduates and working professionals. Our student loan......

I was riding the New York City train yesterday and noticed an ad for a service like TaskRabbit that simply read “Time is Money”. But it’s not. In fact, this is one of the biggest money myths in our world today and it’s holding so......

What if you could retire early and travel the world forever? As crazy as that might sound to you, it’s actually possible and not only that, I know two people who’ve done it. Oh, and they’ve written a book to teach you how to do......

This is a sponsored post by Toggle. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal view and I am not a licensed insurance agent. It was my senior year of college and I was just moving back to school in......

I’m constantly amazed at how today’s financial tracking technology is used to help millions of people track and manage their finances effectively on a daily basis. I take it for granted more often than I should, but it’s truly amazing that free apps exist to......

Checks and bank transfers are all well and good – but I think it’s time to give money orders some credit. Yup, buying a money order may seem a little prehistoric – but I’m convinced they are still one of the best ways to pay......

Have you ever sold or bought anything at a consignment shop? No? Well, then, get ready – because this post is about to change your life. Consignment shops are the way to go for a money-savvy, planet-friendly consumer. Not only because they are the best......

Starting a blog is one of the most rewarding ventures you can pursue. Whether your goal is to build a full-time career, start a new side hustle, or simply write about what interests you, you can benefit from blogging. Blogging can provide you with passive......

Getting that first job as a teenager is so exciting. It’s a sign of independence (mom, dad, I’ve got my own money, thank you very much!) – and an important first step towards financial freedom. I personally think there’s no better way to learn about......

The FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) Movement has exploded in the past year, gaining mainstream coverage, including a documentary, many new money books, and a high profile debate with old school personal finance gurus. But even though the “FIRE is spreading,” is it already dead?......

Selling old furniture may not be something that people think of as lucrative. Who would want my old couch, you’re thinking? Surely people would instead go to Ikea and pick something new? Well, that depends on what state your old couch is in, of course,......

Ever wondered what it would be like to boost your bank balance without having to set foot outside? Working in your PJs, not paying for gas or parking, not having the same dull store-bought sandwich for lunch – and, perhaps most importantly, being there to......

For those interested in getting a job in finance, having a solid idea of the career path options available to you are key. However, becoming a well-rounded candidate for a finance industry job requires more than just having the right internship experiences or knowing the......

Today is an emotional day for me. I’m extremely excited, happy, and even a little nervous. It marks the culmination of over thousands of hours of hours of work, stress, struggle, and hustle. It’s one of those moments in life that actually lived up to......

I know what you’re thinking – cashing a cheque in this day and age? Isn’t that a little… old school? Well, you’d be surprised how many side hustles will pay you in cheques! And when you see those cheques pour through your letterbox (that’s the......

My friend Drew recently reached financial independence at the age of 29 after purchasing four properties over the past 5 years. The rental income from these four properties exceeded his monthly expenses by about $2,000. This means he can live completely off of his rental......

Big movie fan? Popcorn, brand new DVD and a premium spot on the couch – your idea of the perfect Friday night? And now that Netflix, Hulu and Apple TV are taking care of the entertainment – do you have hundreds of used DVDs lying......

For years, mainstream media has been inundated with information on how to buy and flip real estate properties using other people’s money. But real estate isn’t the only option — you can buy and sell digital properties using other people’s money for a profit, too.......

Welcome to the Side Hustle Success Stories interview series where we chat with real people about real side hustles! Today, we learn about how a passion project turned into a full scale business. Erica from Gr8nola takes us on her journey from a full-time W2 employee with a granola......

Sponsored by Intuit QuickBooks Let’s face it. Nobody likes to do business taxes. Digging up old receipts, calculating deductions, segmenting expenses and all the other tedious work is no fun for anyone. I have been running my own businesses since 2009 and every three months......

Sponsored by Intuit QuickBooks It’s absolutely crazy how much has changed in the past 12 years since the debut of the iPhone. While the challenges of technology are many, just the smartphone has completely transformed how we do business and make money. This is great......

Welcome to Millennial Money’s “Money Review Series.” Each week, we review a product or service aimed to help you make more, save more, or grow money through investing. Our goal is to provide you with an honest review to help you achieve these goals. Today,......

Depending on how much student debt you have, you could end up spending more than $20,000 in interest payments during the course of your payments. This is especially true for private student loans as interest rates can often be over 4%. But thankfully, there’s an......

Sponsored by Intuit QuickBooks Since launching Millennial Money in 2015 I’ve had over 40 different incomes streams and worked with over 200 different advertisers, vendors, and partners, and made over $1.5 million from the platform. You might be thinking, what? How did you make money......

Interested in saving an extra $1,378 next year (plus an additional $100 bank bonus)? 2019 is a great year to save money and take advantage of The 52-Week Money Challenge. I don’t know about you, but I spent way too much in 2018. To help......

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SharpSpring CRM. All opinions are 100% mine.   I’m a huge fan of CRM (customer relationship management) systems for tracking, growing, and monetizing a customer base. When I ran my own digital marketing agency......

This post is sponsored and part of a paid campaign with Citizens Bank, N.A. With the exception of direct quotes, the below advice and opinions are mine. As each new year approaches, I write out my annual goals on colorful post-it notes. My room is......

Welcome to the Side Hustle Success Stories interview series where we chat with real people about real side hustles! Today, we learn about one side hustlers passion with photography. Marc from Vital Dollar presents his best tips on how to make money with photography.   How to Make Money with Photography......

Welcome to the Side Hustle Success Stories interview series where we chat with real people about real side hustles! Today, we learn about one side hustlers joureny to build community. Ashley from Harness Magazine presents her best side hustle tips.    Harness Magazine   My name is Ashley Rector, and I......

This post is sponsored and part of a paid campaign with Citizens Bank, N.A. With the exception of direct quotes, the below advice and opinions are mine. Student loans are no joke. They are both the biggest barrier and the biggest excuse to saving. Yes,......

After following the FI path alone for over 2 years I discovered Brandon’s blog MadFientist.com in 2013, immediately reading all of his posts. His writing on tax, spending, and life optimization guided me on my own FI journey and I’m grateful to now call him a......

Welcome to Millennial Money’s “Money Review Series.” Each week, we review a product or service aimed to help you make more, save more, or grow money through investing. Our goal is to provide you with an honest review to help you achieve these goals. Today,......

When you want to turn your household clutter into cash, holding a yard sale can be the perfect option. Not only can you rid your home of unwanted items, but you get to do it on your terms since you pick the dates and set......

A stressful job is the worst. Even if the job pays six figures, the amount of stress one can experience can make the money not even worth it. I think everyone is looking for a career that has a good balance of financial freedom and......

When it comes to services that help you save money, cable is never on that list. Most people despise that monthly bill, even if they enjoy watching television, as the cost often seems extreme each and every time. This general disdain for the price of......

  With all the ‘cyber consumer deal’ noise out there, I wanted to take a step back and say “Thank You”. Thank you for your readership, thank you for your support.    On this Thanksgiving, we want to open up this post to you. What......

I think it’s fair to say that YouTube is one of the most attractive platforms for making money. Getting paid to do something you love, receiving praise from millions of fans, working with a flexible schedule, and enjoying other countless perks of being a YouTube......

When most people think of insider trading, they picture the wealthy or famous. However, anyone can be guilty of insider trading, including instances where you might not even know you are taking part. By understanding what the term means and how insider trading happens, you......

Adults don’t have a monopoly on making money. Every person can learn how to make money as a kid. There’s no need to wait until a certain age. I remember when I was 6 years old. My neighbors kept a jar of change by the......

Finding an error on your tax return is a heart-stopping experience. Will the IRS come after you for filing an inaccurate return even if the mistake was purely an accident? Could you be arrested for a simple misstep? Is there any way to fix it......

You may have heard a little (or a lot!) about minimalist living. Sure, you’re thinking – it’s a nice idea. Decluttering your home, having fewer things to trip over… But it’s not something I could ever do. To get rid of everything I own –......

Welcome to the Side Hustle Success Stories interview series where we chat with real people about real side hustles! Today, we learn the ins and outs, and the dos and don’ts of real estate investing.  Our friend Rich from RichOnMoney introduces his real estate Investing for beginners. Take......

If you regularly drive a car or are planning a road trip of a lifetime, you might be a little bit concerned about how much you’re spending – or will spend – on gas.   I can’t blame you. In fact, did you know that......

If there was a mechanism that allowed you to gauge your financial health, would you want to make the most of it? That is precisely what your net worth provides; a deep look into the reality of your financial circumstances. This post looks at the......

“Fast” and “lucrative” are two words that don’t usually go together. Actually, people don’t put them together because they don’t believe that they can go together. Boy, they couldn’t be more wrong. You can make decent money in a short amount of time. Whether you......

I think you’ll agree when I say this – going to college is very financially-draining. Thanks to skyrocketing tuition costs, an average student leaves college with a student loan debt of $37,172. This means that collectively Americans are burdened by $1.5 trillion in student loan......

You can do a lot with a little. And when it comes to investing, that couldn’t be truer. If you have $1,000, $100, or even just $25, you can start investing today — right now. So if you’re looking to figure out where and how......

File sharing and data storage are relatively stress-free activities these days. While I am not old enough to remember the first data storage device (more on this later), I do remember how frustrating and expensive it was to store and transfer files in the early......

Communicating with emojis is fun. It can also be effective. In the era of constant contact and text, these animated figures can convey emotion. Sometimes better than the words themselves. It’s only a matter of time before emoticons take over the workplace. Scratch that, they’ve......

Are you keen to start a work-at-home career – and become your own boss? You’re not alone, my friend! More and more people are ditching the office cubicle and opting to work from the comfort of their homes. In fact, nearly 8 million Americans worked......

Welcome to Millennial Money’s “Money Review Series.” Each week, we review a product or service aimed to help you make more, save more, or grow money through investing. Our goal is to provide you with an honest review to help you achieve these goals. Today,......

Here’s a phrase you don’t hear very often: “free money!” Sounds scammy, right? I know, the last time you saw this phrase was in an email from a “Nigerian prince”, offering you a share of the $500 million you need to claim for him in......

I recently moved to New York City.  Since I was a kid, undoubtedly due to watching a bunch of movies, I’ve always believed New York City is where you move to “make it happen.” Whether you want to be an actor, or a chef, or......

Money management and personal finance can be touchy subjects. Many people experience a lot of anxiety when they think about their financial lives, both as they are today and how they may look in the future. Maybe you didn’t start saving for retirement as early......

MM Note: This is a guest post by Zach from Four Pillar Freedom. Your 20s are the best time to start accumulating wealth. Check out these six best tips for growing serious wealth in your 20s.   As a 20-something, it can be hard to know......

Welcome to the Side Hustle Success Stories interview series where we chat with real people about real side hustles! Today, we learn how to drive traffic to your website using Quora. Our friends at SelleratHeart present their 6 Best Quora strategies to increase traffic to your blog.   How......

If you run a website, making sure your site is considered an “authority” matters. However, authoritativeness is a somewhat ambiguous concept, particularly if you are relatively new to the blogging scene. Usually, websites with a substantial amount of traffic, a solid core fanbase, backlinks on......

There’s a common misconception that if you’re living on a budget, you’re limited to evenings on the couch with nothing but Netflix and a packet of potato chips to occupy your time with. But the truth is – hobbies don’t have to be expensive, and......

Welcome to the Side Hustle Success Stories interview series where we chat with real people about real side hustles! Today, we learn how to optimize your blogging side hustle. Michael Dinich, aka Your Money Geek, presents his 6 best strategies that helped him grow his blog from 0......

If you’re interested in making money by donating plasma, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into. Yes, you can get paid and possibly help sick people, but you should first consider the ethical concerns and the effort it takes to donate your blood......

Gone are the days when part-time work or side hustles were frowned upon. The gig economy is here to stay, for better or for worse. With the rise of tech-enabled platforms like Uber, eBay, Freelancer, Fiverr and of course the good old Craigslist, it is......

We’re huge fans of recycling. It’s good for the planet, the turtles – and aligning our moral compass. But did you know you could also save and, most importantly, make money recycling? Yup, your plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, old phones, and many others were once-awesome......

One of my favorite money quotes is from Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha himself: “If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.” Ain’t that the truth! Here are 27 passive income ideas to help make......

Welcome to Millennial Money’s “Money Review Series.” Each week, we review a product or service aimed to help you make more, save more, or grow money through investing. Our goal is to provide you with an honest review to help you achieve these goals. Today,......

Welcome to Millennial Money’s “Money Review Series“. Each week, we review a product or service aimed to help you make more, save more, or grow money through investing. Our goal is to provide you with an honest review to help you achieve these goals. Today,......

Welcome to Millennial Money’s “Money Review Series“. Each week, we review a product or service aimed to help you make more, save more, or grow money through investing. Our goal is to provide you with an honest review to help you achieve these goals. Today,......

Like any utility, home internet can get expensive. In fact, the average U.S. internet user is now paying over $50 per month for internet connection, and this can quickly rise as you upgrade your plan, add more features, and increase your data allowance. But what......

An emergency can strike at any time. Often, people are largely unprepared for these tragic events. This is usually the result of fear when thinking about the worst-case scenarios. In others, it’s the mentality that, while disasters may happen, surely they won’t happen to you.......

Welcome to the Side Hustle Success Stories interview series where we chat with real people about real side hustles! Today, we learn how to make money with an E-commerce side hustle. Jeff from The Critter Depot teaches us how he makes $2,000 profit per month on the side......

This is an incredible guest post from Jerry who blogs about his journey from broke to financially woke at Peerless Money Mentor.    Nobody Can Make it Out Alone   The poet, Maya Angelou, wrote in one of my favorite poems, “Nobody, but nobody/Can Make it......

MM note: This is a guest post by Millionaire Mob, a blog focused on ways to better your financial future. They have helped thousands of people better their financial future through passive income and dividend growth investing   What Does Dividend Growth Investing mean?  ......

Welcome to the Side Hustle Success Series where we chat with real people about real side hustles! Today, we learn how to pursue FIRE through Geoarbitrage and side hustling. We invited Naseema from Financially Intentional onto the series who recently paid off  $1,000,000 in debt. I first......

Affiliate marketing has opened new doors for side hustles and solopreneurs. In short, these affiliate programs let you make money off of selling someone else’s product—usually between 5% and const20% of the sale price. This is extremely popular amongst software companies and other subscription services,......

Disclaimer: this is not tax or financial advice. This is simply meant to aid you in filling out a form. Please seek help from a professional tax consultant when filling out your own W-4 form or any other tax form. Note that an official W-4 form......

Welcome to the Side Hustle Success interview series where we chat with real people about real side hustles! Today, we learn how to make money with a niche website. Zach from Money Nomad teaches us how he made $40,000 profit in 4 months on the side. Take it......

I first entered the real estate market in 2010. South Carolina was a relatively easy place for a 24-year-old to buy a house. Especially with the help of the first time homebuyers tax credit. Interest rates weren’t the lowest, but banks were giving out loans with very......

Last month, I was assigned note taking duty at work. Ugh! Capturing meeting minutes is tough because it reduces my ability to engage in the discussion. Plus, my handwriting is the worst these day. Seriously, though, it’s awful. I used to take pride in my......

Why Should You Start Blogging as a Student?   As a busy student, I’m sure you’re probably trying to keep up with your classes, struggling to maintain a high GPA, and of course, trying to have some fun. What you’re probably not thinking about very......

Welcome to the Side Hustle Success interview series where we chat with real people about real side hustles! Today, we get to learn about out of state rental property investments and building a real estate empire. We are stoked to have Rick (they asked to remain......

When I launched Millennial Money in 2015 I created a wish list of the 5 people that I hoped to one day interview. On that list was Tony Robbins, the #1 New York Times Bestselling author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist whose book Awaken the Giant Within inspired me......

The fluorescent light smothers me. My breaths are shallow and tense. The air is stale because my office manager doesn’t replace the air filters. The windows don’t open. It’s so bright I can’t see. I’m in an office building, in an office park, in a......

Let’s be real: Renters insurance isn’t the sexiest of topics. It’s not your go-to conversation starter and probably not on your to-do list of philosophical debates. Stay with me for a moment, however, as I tell you about the benefits of renters insurance. I’ll try......

Welcome to Millennial Money’s “Money Review Series“. Each week, we review a product or service aimed to help you make more, save more, or grow money through investing. Our goal is to provide you with an honest review to help you achieve these goals. Today,......

This blog has literally changed my life over the past three years. It’s allowed me to travel around the world, get a book deal, connect with readers from all walks of life, and oh yeah, make over $1 million blogging! I couldn’t imagine my life......

Doesn’t every movement need a folk song? Ha ha. I’m so stoked for Fincon this month that I felt compelled to write a FIRE Movement folk song late tonight (1 am EST!). A few beers may have also been involved. It’s really just a ditty......

I was able to retire early at the age of 30 using the exact early retirement strategy in this post. While you might be thinking, how can you retire at 30? Well it’s important to first define what early retirement actually means to you. Here’s......

MM Note: This is a guest post from my buddy Jerry who is an extremely experienced Airbnb super host who makes over $10,000 per month and is on pace to reach financial independence using Airbnb rentals! I asked him to write a complete guide about making......

In this episode of the Financial Freedom Podcast, I chat with Vicki Robin, I chat with Vicki Robin about financial freedom, the FIRE movement, financial independence, and the fullness of existence. It was in August 2010 that I first read Your Money or Your Life by......

The two most frequent questions I get from Millennial Money readers are “what do you invest in” and “what are the best investing strategies?” I’ve received over 300 of those emails in the past month alone. The best investing strategies are one where you can maximize......

The two most popular questions Millennial Money readers ask me is “How can I make more money? and “How can I start a profitable side hustle?” Since you can only share so much in a blog post or video, I decided to create the .......

Coding is one of my five essential future skills and I get asked all the time what the best coding and programming skills are to learn. I collaborated with my buddy Callum to pick the 6 most valuable coding language and how you can learn them......

There are so many articles about how to retire in your 30’s, but very few of them are written by someone whose actually done it. In this legit masterclass on early retirement, Justin from Root of Good shares the strategies he used to win the......

I’m excited to announce that I’ve launched a new podcast called Financial Freedom, where I’ll be interviewing remarkable people about money, meaning, and everything in between. I’ll also be bringing people on who inspire me to share their stories, as well as interviewing all the......

MM Note: This post was contributed by Catherine Hiles from the Penny Hoarder. We are so excited to share with you the best micro-investment apps right now! Investing can be intimidating to those who, like me, have no clue what they’re doing. But most smart people realize......

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by PSECU, a Pennsylvania-based credit union. I’ve always wondered, how much does a dog (or cat!) cost over its lifetime? Some people feel that their family or their home isn’t complete without a furry friend or two! Many millennials have......

Since leaving the corporate world behind 8 months ago, I’ve had a lot of time and space to think. While it’s pretty cool to wake up every morning and do what you want, reaching financial independence will inevitably cause you to go deeper into yourself. This......

What’s up ya’ll. So, here’s a quick story about my desperation to learn how to make money fast online a few years ago. I just moved to a high cost of living (HCOL) city. Prior, I had been living and working abroad, pulling in decent......

Everyone likes to make a quick buck and wants to make money from home. So it comes as no real surprise that there are thousands of websites out there which can show you a million ways to make money online. But it’s pretty easy to......

Yo. This post was written by Katie McDaniel, writer, editor, business communication extraordinaire. Here, she teaches us how to get out of debt fast. Before we go any further, the single best way to avoid falling into debt is to track your cash flow. is a free......

It’s the end of the month and you are short some cash. Yikes! This article was specifically crafted to help YOU make money fast using online apps. By the end of the post, you will be prepared with 15 new strategies to make extra money with only......

Nearly everyone knows you can get paid to take surveys online. There are dozens of survey sites to make money online, however, not every paid survey site is reputable, and some are more lucrative than others. Selecting the right paid survey websites can make a......

I love Amazon. Yep, I said it. I buy just about everything through Amazon. Nowadays, can you blame me? Especially with all the ways to get FREE amazon gift cards online. Now, I want to help you score a bunch of free amazon gift cards,......

For most Americans, debt has become an unfortunate part of life. From student loans to credit cards, debt is more common today than ever before. Americans now have almost $1.5 trillion dollars in student loans to repay, with the average college graduate in 2016 having......

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of First Republic Bank. All opinions are 100% mine. A few weeks ago, I was in the Las Vegas airport waiting to head back to Chicago, when I struck up a conversation with the guy......

While it’s still a little cold in Chicago, it’s bound to get warmer sometime right? But the weather isn’t the only change that takes place in early Spring. As my fellow Chicagoans know (and maybe dread!), the majority of the city’s leases end in April......

Over the past year I’ve been writing a book about fast-tracking financial freedom and this Tuesday I’m doing two free live 1 hour webinars where I’ll be sharing the entire blueprint for the first time. You can also check out my sweet new beard. I’ve......

Anyone can go out and make a few hundred extra bucks a week on the side. You make extra money doing anything – mow lawns, walk dogs, shovel snow, babysit, code online, tutor, make deliveries, chauffer people, flip on eBay, sell a product on Amazon,......

It’s one of those perfect spring May days when the sun warms your face, but it’s cool and easy to breathe. I was walking the half a mile from my house to my office and I’d had just the right amount of coffee that it......

November 2018 UPDATE: Earn cash back today with this Ibotta Referral Code. For a limited time, you can use my free, Ibotta Referral Code (XFXQJCY) to receive a $10 sign-up bonus. I think you will agree with me when I say that shopping can be expensive, and......

I get asked all the time ‘what are a few things I can do today to improve my finances?’. Keeping tabs on your money is obviously important. But why can it be so hard to stay on top of it day after day? The short answer:......

If you’ve been following along with this series, you’ll know that I’ve teamed up with Fannie Mae to build awareness and debunk myths around homeownership. You can check out the first post here and second post here. Fannie Mae conducted a survey of 1,000 millennials......

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I’ve been getting a lot of reader questions asking: How much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you......

So many people are telling me they have no interest in buying a home. That it’s just an expensive responsibility and just more debt on top of their student loans. “Why would I buy a home and get tied down, when I can live anywhere,”......

MM Note: This post was written by Jacob Perez, one of my homies and frequent Millennial Money contributor, who has created a multi-million dollar real estate portfolio before the age of 30. In this post, he breaks down the blueprint anyone can use to scale......

The Best in Money is a bi-weekly series released on Monday which highlights the best pieces on money we’ve stumbled on over the past few weeks. Some of the pieces are recent and some we’ve just discovered for the first time – but all of......

On February 13th I had the opportunity to join actor and author Hill Harper to teach almost 3,000 8th grade students from Chicago about how to be smart with money. And as an added bonus I got to hang out on the Chicago Bulls court......

Did you know that nationally the buy/rent break-even point is only 2 years and 1 month? This means that in most cities in the United States you only need to live in that city for a little over 2 years for buying to be a......

Hey everyone. Thanks for checking out the second Best of Money post. If you missed the last volume you can find it here in The Best in Money. The Best in Money weekly series is curated by Grant from Millennial Money and Drew from Guy on FIRE.......

Over the past 2 years I’ve written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what’s my best piece of......

Welcome to The Best in Money from Millennial Money curated by Grant from Millennial Money and Drew from Guy on FIRE. We all know how Monday mornings are, so we are going to start dropping the best articles (and podcasts and videos) that we find......

MM Note: House Hacking is blowing up right now. We’ve written about house hacking before, but I asked one of the homies Jacob Perez, a Canadian house hacking master, to break down the basics so you could learn and share them with your friends. Jacob is......

Last year was an absolutely insane one for me and the Millennial Money blog. It has made more money and opened more doors than I could have ever imagined. It has literally changed my life. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2018.......

MM Note: I like to showcase cool startups that are making it easier to invest, especially ones where I live in Chicago. I really like the Digs concept, which makes saving up for a down payment easier and thus homeownership more accessible. While they are......

MM Note: This post was written by Todd Kunsman, a 29-year-old who started his FIRE journey 3 years ago. His previous guest posts include 8 Steps To Financial Freedom and 5 Steps To Start Saving. One of the most important numbers you should calculate and track consistently......

At the beginning of the year, I always sit down and review the best ways to save money in the new year. While I would prefer to not have a car since I live in a city, it’s actually insanely useful for getting out of......

Since some of you have been asking for my thoughts on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Originally published as “Bitcoin millionaire: Don’t invest in bitcoin” on Dec 13, 2017 on CNBC.com   I first invested $5,000 in bitcoin back in 2013 at $72 per coin and now own......

I’ve been working as an entrepreneur since 2010 when I started my first company and then in 2011 when I partnered up with two guys to grow a consulting firm. Over the past 7 years, I’ve worked as both solopreneur and entrepreneur. It’s been the best......

Over the past year I’ve tried over 100 new Fintech apps like Cinch Financial, so I feel like I’ve seen it all. Sometimes I get access to early beta’s and in a few cases, companies have even paid me to take a look at their......

When I was working in the corporate world, I absolutely dreaded Mondays. The first job that I had right out of college my commute was 1 hours and 30 minutes each way that included walking to a bus, then two trains, then another bus, then another......

Documenting the Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) movement   This past week, I had the opportunity to join some of the top financial independence bloggers in a roundtable discussion about money, life, and all the fits between. We were all in town for FinCon, the annual......

I started my financial independence journey in 2010 and saved $1.25 million in 5 years, reaching financial independence at the age of 30. I get asked a lot how I did it and how someone else can too, so I decided to outline the variables......

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......

“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......

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......

The variables impacting how early you can retire are actually pretty simple and Americans actually been thinking about “early retirement” for almost 300 years. 1. Longevity: How many years you have to live. 2. Costs: How much money you need to live the life you want......

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......

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......

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......