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This section is designed with one goal in mind: to equip you with the knowledge, insights, and strategies you need to navigate the world of personal finance with confidence. Whether you're looking to understand the basics or dive deeper into advanced topics, our carefully curated collection of articles, book summaries, and podcasts is here to guide you every step of the way.

Articles Every Wednesday

Explore articles that break down complex financial concepts into easy-to-understand language, helping you make informed decisions.

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Can the Typical Person Become a Millionaire?

So, what if we fixed these assumptions and provided a more realistic view of how people save over time? Rather than theorize about whether the typical person could become a millionaire with a fixed saving amount and constant investment returns, why don’t we use historical data to see what could’ve actually happened instead?

Nick Maggiulli
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How I Think About Debt

Discover the secrets of Japan's ancient businesses in our latest feature! Japan boasts 140 businesses over 500 years old, with some thriving for over a millennium. These "shinise" enterprises withstand wars, disasters, and economic depressions, surviving through a simple yet powerful strategy: holding ample cash and avoiding debt. This enduring approach, reflecting wisdom from ages past, highlights how debt can limit life's possibilities and constrict resilience against inevitable volatilities. Dive into the insights of how staying debt-free can not only preserve but enhance your strategic options in an ever-changing world.

Morgan Housel
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Why Do People Make “Bad” Financial Decisions?

In the poorest 1% of zip codes that have lottery retailers, the average American adult spends around $600 a year, or nearly 5% of their income, on tickets. That compares with just $150, or 0.15%, for those in the richest 1% of zip codes. In other words, the poorest households spend roughly 30 times more on lotteries than richer ones, as a share of income.

Nick Maggiulli
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Book summaries Every two weeks on Monday

Get the key takeaways from essential finance books, saving you time while enriching your understanding.

Broken Money

Broken Money

Over 160 currencies exist worldwide, but most depreciate quickly and have limited use outside their home regions. The global financial system resembles a barter system, hindered by cross-border frictions and inefficient currency conversions. In "Broken Money," Lyn Alden examines the evolution of money through technology, tracing its development from early forms like shells to modern innovations such as Bitcoin. The book explores the essence and future of money, arguing that while politics influence monetary systems temporarily, technology drives lasting, global change. Alden delves into critical questions about where money originated and what it fundamentally represents.

Lyn Alden
The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking

The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking

Dive into "The Bitcoin Standard," a captivating journey through the historical and technological roots of Bitcoin, tracing its evolution from a small idea to a global monetary force challenging traditional central banks. Saifedean Ammous expertly explores the profound economic, political, and social implications of Bitcoin, revealing its potential to reshape our understanding of money and sovereignty. Discover how Bitcoin's decentralized nature offers a glimpse into a future where money transcends politics and borders, in this essential resource for understanding the rise of digital hard money.

Saifedean Ammous
The Simple Path to Wealth

The Simple Path to Wealth

Book on money and investing: Letters to my daughter revealing money's power and pitfalls. While some exploit its complexity for profit, true understanding is essential.

Jl Collins
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Podcasts Every friday

Listen to expert insights and practical advice on personal finance, directly from leading voices in the field.

How to Eliminate the Two Biggest Sources of Financial Stress

How to Eliminate the Two Biggest Sources of Financial Stress

Jared is a former trader for Lehman Brothers, the editor of The Daily Dirtnap, a market newsletter for investment professionals, and the author of No Worries: How to Live a Stress-Free Financial Life. Today on the show, Jared talks about the two biggest sources of financial stress — debt and risk — and how you can eliminate the stress they can cause. We discuss how three big financial decisions — buying a car, buying a house, and managing student loans — ultimately determine your financial health, and how to approach each of them in a stress-eliminating way. We also talk about how to minimize risk by creating what he calls an “awesome portfolio,” a mix of assets that has nearly the return of the stock market with half its risk. And Jared shares whether cryptocurrency fits into his “no worries” financial philosophy.

The Art of Manliness with Jared Dillian
What Buffet is Selling and Saying

What Buffet is Selling and Saying

When Warren Buffett talks, investors listen. We unpack the quotes and commentary from the market’s most anticipated annual meeting and check in on the state of Berkshire Hathaway.

Dylan Lewis, Ricky Mulvey, and Mary Long
Legendary Investor Bill Gurley on Investing Rules, Insights from Jeff Bezos, Must-Read Books, & More

Legendary Investor Bill Gurley on Investing Rules, Insights from Jeff Bezos, Must-Read Books, & More

Explore the cutting-edge insights of venture capitalist Bill Gurley, a pioneer in high-tech investment. From Wall Street to Silicon Valley, his journey reshapes the landscape of technology business. Discover his perspectives on innovation, economics, and the future of tech on his blog, "Above the Crowd".

Tim Ferriss Show
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