Plus, You Don’t Need a Financial Planner to Build an Amazing Retirement Plan & The Rich Are Gaslighting Your Finances

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Personal Finance

Cherry-picking the best money ideas across generations can help you crush your finances

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Millennials love to declare the old ways of doing things “dead.”

I get it. Young people need to find a way to make their mark in this world, which typically means looking for innovations and new ways of doing things. …


Your brain is bad with money, but you don’t have to be

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Economists make terrible financial advisors.

I should know, in my day job I advise on economic policy and at night I write about personal finance.

It’s not that economists don’t understand how money should be managed; the problem is they assume humans are perfectly rational creatures that will make the…


Why optimistic people are the worst savers

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Low-income households with a goal to build a rainy day fund increase their savings by 127%.

That was one of several simple and powerful findings from a study published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. …


These subtle mindset shifts can help you crush your finances

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There’s a dirty secret about retirement planning: It’s a bunch of guesswork.

To accurately project how much money you’ll need in retirement, you would need to know future investment returns and inflation, how your spending habits will change as you age, and when you will die. …


Humor | Movies

The dark knight’s dark money trail

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I have a hot take: “The Nolan Batman movies are terrible.”

My head almost hit the ceiling when my misguided friend texted that to me. These movies are incredible. They are easily the best superhero movies ever made. I wouldn’t stand for this insult.

I was quick to set him…


If a business offers a platform that is free to use, are you the customer or the product?

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The top 0.5% of stocks bought every day on Robinhood lose about 4.7% over the next month.

That was one of the findings from a recent research paper titled “Attention Induced Trading and Returns: Evidence from Robinhood Users.” …


Plus, the basic math behind real estate and what “I’ll work until I am dead” really means

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There is a simple and obvious way to beat inflation

Inflation is a boogeyman that finance bloggers weaponize for clicks.

I warned my readers in April that we were about to see a lot of hyperbolic takes about inflation. …

Ben Le Fort

Making of a Millionaire editor | Personal finance writer | Author of the upcoming book, “The Financial Freedom Equation”

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