The Best from Rockstar Finance for March 16, 2019

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Being a FIRE millionaire doesn’t mean you’re rich

There’s an interesting mentality that I notice creeps up periodically. It’s the idea that some people think that being a millionaire makes you filthy rich with plenty of money to throw around. Folks who aren’t as entrenched in the personal finance world tend to think that if you’re a millionaire, you actually have $1 million ready to spend. In other words, if you’ve hit that mark, you must be sitting on bushels of cash just ready to be spent.

10 Illegal Jobs to Get Rich Quick [Crime Does Pay]

I know I can’t be the only one that thinks about it, some of the most popular movies and shows have been about it. From Tony Montana to Walter White of Breaking Bad, we’re fascinated by the get rich ease of the underground jobs.

The Cost of a Puppy

The kids asked if we could get a puppy. I said no. They asked again. I said maybe. They asked again, because apparently they know I’m a pushover, and in August, we got Luna.

Beware of Vicebergs

Nearly 90 percent of an iceberg’s mass is below the water line. In other words, an iceberg has a visibility ratio of 1 to 9. When you happen upon an iceberg, you’re only seeing ten percent of it. The rest of it is hidden. I believe vices have a similar visibility ratio. In other words, only ten percent of a vice’s true cost is visible. The rest of its true cost is hidden.

I worked as a freelance journalist for a year and a half. Here's why I'm convinced that working from an office is the better choice

One of my favorite things about freelance life (or so I thought) was being able to work from home or having the freedom to go to a coffee shop. I didn't have to stress about what to wear to work every day, factor in a commute, or worry that my lunches were irritating my coworkers' noses.