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Book Review: "Ideas, Influence, and Income" by Tanya Hall 3

There are few titles that still hold as much cachet in our society as that of "author." While the label may have lost some of its luster due a flood of subpar self-publications in recent years, there's no question that having a published book can be a big benefit to...

Should You Buy, Lease, or Finance Your Next Smartphone? 4

Remember a few years ago when you thought that friend of yours who always had the latest model iPhone was crazy for spending that much? That’s changed in recent years as carriers and others now allow you to lease your device. Taking a page from the auto industry, you have...

SoFi Invest Takes on "The Latte Factor" With Limited-Time Offer

We've all heard of the so-called "Latte Factor" that seeks the quantify how much you could be saving sans Starbucks trips and, in turn, how much you could earn by reinvesting said funds. It's a theory that makes a lot of sense to some but has also been criticized for...

Why I Just Paid $550 for a Credit Card

Since starting this blog, I've made plenty of proclamations. For one, I've stated that I didn't need any more credit cards on several occasions, only to eventually open an Uber Visa and, more recently, an Apple Card. Similarly, I've also stated that I wasn't sold on the idea of having...

Covering Your Cash Back Bases

Over the past three years, I've learned a lot about money and how to manage my finances. Although I've found myself to be a "money nerd" who takes interest in even the most mundane of topics, one of my favorite aspects of personal finance has been figuring out ways to...

FinCon 2019 Recap: 7 Things I Did Right and Wrong This Year 2

First the bad news: FinCon 2019 has come to a close (*le sigh*). But, looking on the bright side, this year's event was a complete success in my book. In addition to seeing friends from last year and meeting new people, I left Washington D.C. with some great ideas as...