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Friday Hits: Saving 100k, Avoiding Dividends and Cutting Energy Costs

Today’s Features How to Save $100k: The Journey to This Incredible Milestone “Below is my transparent journey to this financial milestone.  You’ll see where I’m at currently, how I got where I am so far, and how I plan on crossing the $100k threshold.” Why I Avoid Dividends like the Plague “Free money added back […]

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The Best of Rockstar Finance for April 4, 2019

Today’s Features Want to change your life? You can’t be afraid of making money It’s time to stop letting your head get in the way of your life goals, and instead, correct your thinking so that it propels you forward to where you want to go. So, what are the thoughts that are keeping you […]

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Rize Review: No-Fee Automated Savings, Too Good to Be True? [2019 Edition]

This is part of our Rockstar Reviews series. Who it’s for: Anyone looking for a goal-based automated savings platform that generates interest month after month. Ease of use: Everything can easily be done straight from their mobile website! What we like about it: No fees of any kind. You can get at your money any time you […]

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The Best of Rockstar Finance for April 3, 2019

Today’s Features The Power of $25 a Day to Reach Your Financial Goals “Over 30 years, $25 a day generates you over a $750,000 difference in returns when compare to the original scenario.” I Make Money Online & And You Can, Too “Spoiler alert: I make money online a lot of ways. Blogging isn’t currently […]

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The Best of Rockstar Finance for April 2, 2019

Case Study on a Triplex I Bought because of all the Gurus “The property started out as a winning rental property, but then grew into a nagging toothache, exploded into a cavity and finally ended as a bloody root canal.” How to Increase Salary “Now, this could be a sob story about how unemployed life […]

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The Best from Rockstar Finance for April 1, 2019

Today’s Features The Minutiae of Moving to Another Country Jim and his wife are moving to Panama with two suitcases. But first, they’ve got to figure out a new school, a new bank and mail forwarding! Alarming Studies That Show How Advertising Affects Your Kids (And How to Protect Them) Credit cards like Visa are […]

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The Best from Rockstar Finance for March 29, 2019

Friday’s Hits: Bad Brokers and Bob Moore Brokers, Fact Commissions, and Conflicts of Interest in Wealth Management The Star Tribune put out an eye-opening feature about the pressure brokers are under to sell clients high-fee investments. For example, broker James Madden had to pay his firm $7,500 every quarter he didn’t generate enough commissions. Don’t […]

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The Inverted Yield Curve and the Economic Machine

March 27, 2019 Top Reads The Inverted Yield: Clearing up Misconceptions We wrote up a comprehensive primer on the significance of the yield curve inversion. Every inversion (with one exception) has been followed by a recession. But you might be surprised to discover that stocks often rally double digits in the ensuing months. Don’t Wait […]

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Some Exciting News

Major-ish announcement: I bought Rockstar Finance! I am beyond excited to take the reins from ESI Money and J Money. Who Am I? I’m ex-engineer living in the Bay Area I’m a DINK (dual income, no kiddos) Jack Bogle is high on the list of people I admire My values in a nutshell Be a […]

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The Yield Curve Inverted: Why It’s Not as Bad as You Think (Yet)

An unusual event occurred last Friday: 10-year Treasury yields fell below 90-day Treasury yields. Why is this bad? Economists consider the inverted yield curve to be a reliable predictor of a coming recession. Is This Actually a Big Deal? (Short version) Yes. The joke about predicting 30 of the last 3 recessions does not apply […]