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Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — January 2017

As a new month begins it's time again for what is quickly becoming one of my favorite features: a look at my top 10 personal finance articles of the month. Once again this month features new posts from some familiar bloggers as well as a few new ones. This edition...

Money at 30: Why I Quit Using Acorns

A few months ago I came across Jon's review of Acorns — an investment app that collects your digital loose change automatically from credit and debit card transactions. Like him I had heard rumblings about the application beforehand but, after reading that review, I decided to finally jump on board. For...

What the Dow Hitting 20,000 Really Means

Last week the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a new milestone, surpassing 20,000 for the first time ever. This achievement was quickly heralded by observers (who had been eyeing it for weeks following some close calls) as well as by President Trump who said he was "very honored" by the accomplishment....

4 Terrible Habits That Entrepreneurs Need to Break

Hard truth: we all have bad habits. Whether that means we have some chemical crutches such as nicotine or caffeine or we just maintain some less-than-desirable personality traits, as they say, nobody's perfect. The same is definitely true of entrepreneurs, with the only difference being that their habits can actually hurt...

Money at 30: Money at 31

Today marks a somewhat exciting but overall inconsequential event: it's my 31st birthday. I say this is inconsequential because how is 31 really all that different from 30? (and, despite my joke a few weeks ago, I won't actually be changing the name of this column). However the occasion has...

Able Lending Puts a New Twist on Peer to Peer and Crowdfunding

Over the past few years one of the up-and-coming FinTech models is what's known as peer to peer (P2P). This term has been used to describe platforms like Lending Club that allow investors to contribute to fulfilling loan requests in return for a share of the interest earned on the...

A Step by Step Guide to Publishing Your Book 2

At one point or another, many of us have dreamed about becoming a published author. There are many reasons why people want to publish their works, ranging from the desire to relate to an audience, share their knowledge and skills with others, or perhaps even make a little bit of...

Money at 30: When Borrowing from Your 401(k) Goes Badly

Even though I'm in a much better place financially than I once was, from time to time I ponder how and where I would obtain funds if I absolutely needed to. Credit cards? Personal loans? What about borrowing from yourself in the form of a 401(k) loan? While that last...