Category: Learning

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How to be a successful investor: 10 lessons learned from my month of studying the stock market

Here in the United States, debt is a big problem. The cost of living is outpacing the rise in income levels, and as a result, we’re spending too much and saving too little. The average balance-carrying American owes $15,000 in credit cards, $48,000 in student loans, $27,000 in auto loans and $168,000 in mortgages (source: NerdWallet). Less than half of Americans own stocks,...

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A Non-Boring Dive into Money, Investing & the Stock Market

One of my favorite things about writing this blog is getting to choose topics that interest me. It’s fun to be a beginner, to go from novice to basic competence in a variety of areas, and I get a kick out of how random it all is. This month I’m taking a little break from writing and all things creative to sink my...

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Can I Get a Discount? Learning the Art and Science of Negotiation

Is it possible to get a discount on every day items for no other reason than being a “good guy”? That’s what This American Life host Ira Glass and producer Ben Calhoun wanted to find out in a 2014 podcast episode called “The Good Guys”. In it, Calhoun recounts a story of his friend, Sonari, who became obsessed with saving money. Sonari,...

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The YouTube Generation: How People are Making Millions from Posting Videos Online

Check this out. There’s a guy in Sweden named Felix Kjellberg who earned over $7 million in 2014. From making YouTube videos. That’s right. Seven million dollars. His fans know him as ‘PewDiePie’ and his YouTube channel (where he plays video games and comments on them) has over 38 million subscribers and 4 billion video views. Have a look at one of his...

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Dealing With (Mom) Judgement, Criticism and Guilt

“Show me a mother, and I’ll show you a woman who feels guilty for something, thanks in no small part to the judgmental internet musings of other moms who’ve made different choices.” So says Brandy Zadrozny in an article she wrote for the Daily Beast earlier this year. I’ve written about the toxic nature of shame before, and as a mother of...