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It's that time of year. The leaves have turned, the Halloween decorations have been replaced by candy canes, menorahs and inflatable Olafs. And with the arrival of Black Friday comes Frozen 2 - lord help us all. Meanwhile in board rooms, conference rooms, and Zoom calls...

I recently got sucked into the rabbit hole of credit card hacking. It all began with the purest of intentions. I wanted to ditch my Chase Sapphire card's annual fee in favor of a straight 2% cash back card. But this five minute task quickly...

The best part of not having a corporate job is no longer having the Sunday Scaries. I had them every Sunday for fifteen years; or 780 consecutive weekends. My friends and I anthropomorphized this dread by giving it a name: Mr. Scary. We were young bankers...

Elon Musk was nearly broke in 2008, borrowing money from his homies to cover his rent. "About four months ago, I ran out of cash," he stated during his divorce proceedings. His brother Kimball confirmed his precarious position, "Oh yeah. [He’s] in debt. More...

Passive income is the Daenerys Targaryen of personal finance. It scorches the earth of our work-centric society giving birth to freedom, pleasure and financial independence. It anchors so many calculations, such as the never-ending quest find your tipping point, or your "Number." The allure of The...

Don't miss the follow-up post on the Portfolio Approach to Passive Income. The most satisfying part of Microsoft Excel is the F9 key. It ignites (some might say, "refreshes") any complex financial model; with a single tap, it can tie together tabs, inputs and conditional IF...

12/15 Update: Robinhood said on their blog that they "plan to work closely with regulators as we prepare to launch our cash management program, and we’re revamping our marketing materials, including the name." 12/14 Update: SIPC CEO and president Stephen Harbeck told Bloomberg "I disagree with the statement...