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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......

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, dividend growth investing, and travel hacking.   What Does Dividend Growth Investing......

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-hustlers and solopreneurs. In short, these affiliate programs let you make money off of selling someone else’s product—usually between 5% and 20% of the sale price. This is extremely popular amongst software companies and other subscription services, and......

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......

Thomas is one of biggest new fans. Like a lot of working millennials, Thomas was in his late 20’s – prime time for building a strong retirement savings – but not exactly sure how to get there. He was hustling as a consultant on 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 me, and 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......

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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-plus way to make money online or side hustle. But it’s......

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......

There are dozens of survey sites to make money online, however, these are the three best survey sites to make legitimate money today. They are Millennial Money tested and approved. Consider this as the ultimate guide to survey side hustling. If you are not already,......

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 about 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......

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......

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......

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......

I’ve written extensively about student loan debt and even wrote about someone who had over $1 million in student loan debt. Whaa? I know, crazy. Statistically, 7 out of 10 graduates leave school with student loans and it leaves a huge pause in life’s financial......

MM Note: This is a guest post from 29-year-old Millennial Money reader Todd Kunsman. To learn more about creating financial freedom, check out how to retire in 10 years or less,  fast-tracking financial independence, and my book Financial Freedom: A Proven Path To All The Money You......

One of the most common questions I get is “How can I reach financial independence or retire early?” While it’s never been easier to get rich slowly (save 10-20% and invest in index funds), it’s actually a lot harder to fast track your financial independence......

Around this time every year, I start reflecting on how far I’ve come since 2010 when I was broke and living at home with my parents. I’m a big believer in reflecting and cultivating gratitude.It is scientifically proven that practicing gratitude makes you happier (it increases......

I’m stoked to share a recent interview I did with Inc Magazine, written by Amanda Abella, who also interviewed me for her podcast. While I usually don’t write about my media mentions, I shared a ton of about my story and the money ideas that......

If you want to make more money, be more productive, stay healthy, and not lose your mind, then it’s essential to chill as hard as you hustle. The simple idea is to take care of yourself, but here is my method for avoiding burnout and......

  MM Note: I love featuring other people’s early retirement strategies. The following post is by ESI, an early retiree from ESI Money, a blog about achieving financial independence through earning, saving, and investing. Before we begin let me introduce myself so you know I......

MM Note: This is a guest post from Elle Martinez, the Founder of Couple Money. She has written an incredible book on managing money with your partner, Jumpstart Your Marriage & Your Money. Elle is actually the first person who interviewed me on a money podcast......

This strategy revolves around a simple but powerful mindset shift that personally transformed how I view money on a day-to-day basis. Now, whenever I compare two products or two prices, I always think about the percentage differences first, before the raw dollar amount. By looking......

  Ahh, the fresh spring air and your whole life in front of you. If you are just graduating from college, you have insane advantages when it comes to money. Whether you want to start your financial independence journey, get your dream job, or simply......

  It is estimated that we, as millennials, will have at least 5 different careers in our lifetimes and many more jobs. So how can we even begin to prepare for a future that will no doubt be more mobile, autonomous and machine-driven than today?......

  MM Note: I am so stoked to feature this guest post on house hacking from Scott Trench, the 26-year-old Denver author, and VP at BiggerPockets. This post provides an overview of house-hacking and financial freedom. We also had Scott on the Millennial Money podcast......

It’s a cold Saturday night in Chicago and I’m huddled on the back porch of a three-floor walk-up chatting with a few friends about apartment hunting. In the past year, apartment rents have gone up 4.8% in Chicago and in the hot neighborhoods rents are up 15%......

It’s a hot Texas afternoon and I’m sitting in the Houston Greyhound station waiting for a bus to Austin. The A/C is broken. A baby is crying. Two TV’s are on different channels and insanely loud. The fluorescent lights are so bright I can hardly see my phone. (Yes, I......

How much money should I save? I get asked this question all the time. The simple answer is as much as you can. Seriously, every 1% you save will have a huge impact on your future net-worth. In fact, just increasing your savings rate by......

I was honored to be invited to be the first guest on the Fight The Cube podcast hosted by 26 and 27 year old brothers Adam and Noah Weitzman in Austin, Texas. The bros are fans of Millennial Money and building recently launched their podcast as a......

The Millennial Money Minutes podcast hit 130,000 downloads last week, just 14 weeks after launching. One of my blog goals was to reach 100,000 downloads by the end of 2017. I’m so stoked with the momentum. The experience has been a ton of fun. Matt......

Calculators are cool. I still have my OG TI-83 and it sits on my desk to this day. It still works and has space invaders and Drugwars installed on it. If you don’t remember Drugwars you probably weren’t as cool as me, or you paid......

MM note: Brian is a recent college graduate who just started his first job last fall. At only 22 he is starting his career with a simple strategy to reach financial independence in just 10 years. I was so stoked to hear his story that......

MM Note: This post is inspired by a recent conversation I had with Vicki Robin, the author of Your Money or Your Life – I am honored to be providing feedback for the new edition of my favorite book of all time. Figuring how much money......

The number one reason I feel I’ve been successful with money, is because I started making good, then better, and finally the best money decisions.  Learn what you  can do to take your decisions to the next level. There is almost always a better, or best decision......

What is your earliest memory of being happy? Do you remember that feeling being a kid on a warm summer night, the grass under your bare feet, and the freeing feeling of not having to go to school the next day? For me, being happy is......

February was an absolutely insane month and a good improvement over my January blogging income. I broke 200,000 monthly page views for the first time and my affiliate revenue made a massive jump. A vast majority of this growth is from the CNBC feature articles......

MM Note: I’m stuck on a 4+ hour cross-country flight and highly caffeinated. Proceed at your own risk! Haha. Thinking about commuting this way was a game-changer for me and has helped me personally save over $50,000. Check it out and do the calculations to......

MM Note: This is a guest post from Travis, who is an expert at helping people refinance student loans. He’s the real deal. I asked him to share his experience working with clients who have insanely large student loans. I asked him a simple question –......

A seemingly simple, yet mind-blowing moment for me was when I realized that a $500 check is written on the same piece of paper as a $50,000 check. It didn’t hit me until I received my first $50,000 check for one of my side hustles.......

Most of the money and millionaire habits post I read are just too basic to be helpful. They are also impersonal because they are written by a journalist who has interviewed millionaires and curated some soundbites. These articles are chock full of “wake up early”......

I don’t shy away from tough topics. I think they are important to discuss. Most of us need to work to make money to survive, but many millennials are overeducated, in-debt, and underemployed. This is making a lot of us incredibly unhappy and the effects have......

Side hustles are my jam. Seriously, I wouldn’t be a millennial millionaire and have achieved financial independence at the age of 30 without side hustling. I’ve always been hustling. It’s in my blood. I can’t help it. Everything I look at in life I see a business......

I have been super inspired by all of the personal finance bloggers who are saving 50%+ of their incomes, including my podcast co-host Matt who increased his savings rate to over 60% last year. I used to save between 20-40% of my income each month,......

MM note: I eat out a ton and so do most of my friends. It turns out you can actually save a lot of money when eating out. This is a guest post from Mustard Seed Money on the 20 ways he saves money when......

So this is my first blog income report ever! One of my 2017 Millennial Money blog goals is to make $100,000 directly from the blog this year. Even though I started blogging much more consistently in September of last year, I didn’t want to start my......

The Dow hit 20,000 this week for the first time in history and stocks have been ridiculous over the past 7 years, but extra ridiculous over the past month. So what? Anyone who invests seriously knows the Dow is bullshit and doesn’t matter. It’s an outdated......

  “Money…objectifies the ‘style of life’, forces metropolitan people into ‘objectivity’, ‘indifference’, ‘intellectuality’, ‘lack of character’, ‘lack of quality’. Money socializes human beings as strangers…money also transforms human beings into objects.” – Georg Simmel   I move fast. And I’m sure you do too. The......

MM Note: I recently connected with Kyle and I was so shocked about his story, that I had to have him on the blog. This is really important. High Schools are where student loan debt begins and what students are being told is absolutely shocking. We......

I love investing and an increasing number of readers have been requesting more information on my investments. I’m down. I will try to share all of my investment decisions moving forward and welcome feedback. So here’s my most recent investing decision. This week I invested $20,000 more......

MM note: This is why personal finance education is so important. Many Millennials (myself included) just weren’t taught about money. We all together need to share good money habits and help reverse this trends. This is the primary reason we launched the Millennial Money Minutes podcast......

In my digital marketing engagements I analyze a ton of Google search data to understand how consumers are thinking about different products and topics. While Google release their top search trends, I decided to do a similar type of analysis of personal finance search trends in the United States......

I’m not going to waste your time. This post could make you a ton of money. Analyzing whether to rent or buy using this simple process has made me a lot of money. It’s simple, free, and easy to follow. Deciding whether it’s better to rent......

A lot of young entrepreneurs don’t ask the right questions before launching a company. I failed 3 times before launching my first successful company. In this post I’ll show you what I’ve learned so you don’t make the same mistakes I did. Also, as Millennial Money has......

As part of my Return to Frugality, I am revisiting the core concepts that help me achieve financial independence by age 30. In this post, I am going to show you how to calculate the true cost of anything using a few different calculations. You can use......

I just finished an online Yoga lesson (one of my personal daily goals in 2017). I’m feeling super mellow and hella grateful. 2016, WTF? What a year. So many highs in my life, and a few lows. It’s a pretty meditative end to the year where I......

I recently launched the Millennial Money Minutes podcast with Matt from Distilled Dollar. On the podcast we distill tough personal finance topics in 5 minutes or less. Matt and I are both Millennials and share the same mission of spreading personal finance strategies, but we are also......

  One of the sweetest things about being a millennial personal finance blogger is reading all of the other amazing millennial money bloggers. I can honestly say that I would not have become a millennial millionaire without reading personal finance blogs. I’ve learned from many of the personal......

I love rap music. Biggie, Kanye, Drake, Jay Z, Wale, Lil Durk, Iamsu, Wiz and many other rappers fill my head daily. I love the beats, the flows, but most of all I love the inspirational lyrics. One day I dream of writing a philosophy of......

Frugality has always been a deep part of my life, but this year I ran from frugality with reckless abandon. And I’m officially adding “Losing Frugality” to my list of top millennial money mistakes. I hope you don’t make the same mistake. Seriously. For as much as I......

I had the pleasure to chat with Elle on the Couple Money Podcast and share three of my top millennial money mistakes while achieving financial independence by age 30. On the Couple Money Podcast we discussed setting lifestyle instead of money goals, the problem with saving too much money,......

I have been the boss of many employees in my career and in this post I’ll share exactly how most bosses think about employee compensation, so you can use it to your advantage. There is nothing more important to securing your financial future than getting paid what......

MM note: Although this is a personal finance blog, I am going to periodically share my traffic and revenue driving strategies as the blog grows. Anyone can build a profitable blog and it really is the perfect side hustle. I call this The Millennial Money......

This post was inspired by J Money’s post about why he thankfully didn’t sell Budgets Are Sexy and Rockstar Finance. It was a normal Tuesday morning two months ago. I brewed some coffee. Opened my email and literally spit out my coffee. The first unread email......

“It looks like I actually have $29,093 in student loans I didn’t really know about…” my wife says way too early on a Saturday morning. I haven’t even had my first sip of coffee. “What…..?” I must still be sleeping. “Did you just say….” She......

In this post I will share the exact strategy I used to escape living paycheck to paycheck. I also saved $16,520 in 12 months and will show you how you can too. You and I know living paycheck to paycheck sucks. It’s hard to save.......

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