Easy Ways To Save Money Transferring Money Abroad

Since y’all are reading this here personal finance blog, I can deduce from SCIENCE! that you’re more likely to have the kind of disposable income needed to take a trip. And not just a trip down to the local 7-11 for a slurpee and smokes, either. An... read more

Don’t Live Life Like Nelson’s Cat

This is a picture of my cat. Any questions? pic.twitter.com/nIO9MbCUjP — Nelson! (@financialuproar) December 9, 2015 Back in December, I finally relented after approximately two months of pretty consistent badgering from my wife about getting a damn pet. She... read more

Sunday Morning Dump: Ruffled, Hookers, Jackie O

Hey, it’s been a while since I did one of these, huh? You’ll notice this here blog is a lot spiffier than it used to be. I’ve never been one for obsessing about how this thing looked, but I wasn’t really satisfied with my old design. So I asked... read more

A Message to 2016 Graduates

If you’re actually graduating this year, you were probably treated to a big long ceremony which included a speech from some C-list celebrity that peaked in 2003. Wilmer Valderama, come on down. Hey, not all of us can have Andy Samberg show up. Seriously, take 20... read more

When Should You Sell a Stock?

A few weeks ago I got a letter from a reader who actually exists and who isn’t my cat. I’m too lazy to go back and read it again (but hey, email me, yo!), so I’ll just give y’all the gist of it. “When should you sell a stock?” Nice... read more

No, DRIP Holders Shouldn’t Hope For Lower Prices

Many dividend investors–my favorite people in the world, after early retirees–swear by DRIPs. The acronym, which I’m pretty sure stands for Dirty Rotten Iranian Porn (ed. note: how do you function in society?), is simply a way for an investor to... read more

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How To Start A Profitable Blog

If you’ll allow me to sound like a sentimental wuss for a second, let me tell y’all the difference blogging has made in my life. A few years ago, I met another personal finance blogger on the Twitter, making her one of three people who actually thought my... read more

19+ Personal Finance Books Every Canadian Should Read

Let me start off this post with a bit of a scandalous statement. I know, WHAT A SURPRISE, huh? Most personal finance books are trash. Okay, they’re not trash. It’s just that if you’re an intermediate or advanced student of the subject, most will be... read more

Texture by Next Issue Review

As I’ve mentioned approximately 6,395 times before (author’s estimate, but I’m pretty sure it’s right), you need to read a ton if you’re going to be a successful investor. Personally, I read at least a couple hours a day, and maybe even... read more

30 Life Lessons Learned In My First 30 Years

I turned 31 a couple of weeks ago, meaning I’ve officially completed 30 trips around the sun. I’d like to say those 30 trips were glorious and filled with more life lessons than a decade of manning the patent office with Einstein, but they weren’t.... read more

The Gender Pay Gap Is Largely A Myth

These days, it’s probably the best time in history to be born without a penis. Women are free to choose any path they’d like, a privilege really only granted over the last generation. Women can have all the casual relations they’d like, with minimal... read more

How I Saved $256.48 On My Las Vegas Hotel

And the best part is, I haven’t even showed up yet. Which should give you a pretty big hint about what I did. Every year since 2010 I’ve made the trip down south to the glitz and glamour of Sin City. I like the food, the constant buzz of The Strip, the... read more

Go Ahead, Take That Loan From Your Parents

Yes, you read that title right. Even though accepting said loan will turn you into one of these. Imagine the following scenario. You’ve spent a little beyond your means over the past few years, and now you owe $15,000 in credit card debt. Because you’re an... read more

How Your Emergency Fund Will Cost You $149,816.73

What the what? $149,816? I could, like, pay Taylor Swift and Katy Perry to have a threesome with me for that much money. I could travel to Antarctica, capture a penguin, and then eat it when it inevitably dies. (I’m assuming it tastes like chicken) I could pay... read more

That Time I Almost Went To Work For Investor’s Group

Sometimes people (usually women, let’s face it) like to think about how their lives would have been different if they had made some different decisions. What would have happened if they’d pursued that relationship? How different would life have become if... read more

Buy Assets Instead Of Going To College

If you’ve been paying attention, I’m kind of anti-college around here. I believe that college should be path to get to a specific career. If you want to be a nurse, or a teacher, or an engineer, or a crap-ton of other things, then your path will need to go... read more