Why “The American Dream” is actually a nightmare

Why “The American Dream” is actually a nightmare

Not only is the philosophy behind “The American Dream” misleading, but it’s also dangerous. It ignores the economic disparities faced by most Americans due to discriminatory ideologies like racism and sexism. But what is “The American Dream?”  In short, it’s the...
Don’t Spend Less to Save More (Do this Instead)

Don’t Spend Less to Save More (Do this Instead)

Your savings aren’t growing, but you can’t afford to increase the percent you contribute each month. The solution is to spend less money in other areas of your life, right?  Wrong.  The notion that we have to subdue our quality of life for financial freedom...
How I negotiated my rent down and saved over $100/month

How I negotiated my rent down and saved over $100/month

Ever wondered if it’s possible to negotiate your monthly rent down? I’m here to tell you that it is indeed a thing, and it can happen in different ways! Let me tell you my story. A few months ago, I received my lease renewal paperwork. Even with the...
Investing in a Volatile Market ft. Ryan Inman – PB 170

Investing in a Volatile Market ft. Ryan Inman – PB 170

Self-confessed ‘money nerd’ Ryan Inman began his financial practice Physician Wealth Services specifically to help guide young physicians toward financial independence with truly unbiased, quality financial advice. A graduate of the University of San Diego...
The Perfect Portfolio ft. Kevin Matthews, Financial Expert

The Perfect Portfolio ft. Kevin Matthews, Financial Expert

This page may contain affiliate links. Please read our Advertiser Disclosure for more info. Kevin L. Matthews II was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Financial Advisors by Investopedia. He is a Certified Financial Planner, bestselling author, and...
Hey Berna: Your Financial Hype Woman

Hey Berna: Your Financial Hype Woman

Berna Anat, or @HeyBerna to her over 20,000 followers, describes herself as, “The financial world desperately needs a hype woman, and I have more than enough energy, hair, and #debtfree-vibes to do the job.” We originally met at FinCon: Where Money and...
EconoMe and The Road to Financial Independence – PB136

EconoMe and The Road to Financial Independence – PB136

Diania Merriam is the creator of EconoMe. EconoME is a one-day conference aimed at reclaiming the American Dream. The American Dream started as an idea that every person had the right to pursue his or her own idea of happiness. EconoMe is about reclaiming that right!...
This Couple Paid Off $78,000 in Less than Three Years

This Couple Paid Off $78,000 in Less than Three Years

Fo Alexander is the Personal Finance Coach and Business Systems Strategist behind the Girl Talk with Fo podcast and blog. She specializes in teaching millennial women how to dump debt and build bank. As part of her journey, she and her husband paid off $78,000 in debt...
Self-Made Millionaire Blogger Credits Three Key Steps

Self-Made Millionaire Blogger Credits Three Key Steps

This page may contain affiliate links. Please read our Advertiser Disclosure for more info. Pictured: Michelle Schroeder-Gardner Related: I Made My First Million, and I’m Still Broke We’re all busy people. Maybe you’re one of those people who came here...
I Made My First Million, and I’m Still Broke

I Made My First Million, and I’m Still Broke

According to the most recent Census data, the average person earns nearly $2.7 million over his or her lifetime. Yet, after 40+ years of work most Americans are still financially unprepared for retirement. Unless it’s by choice, I don’t want to work until...
The Student Loan Doctor Has Helped Thousands Save Millions

The Student Loan Doctor Has Helped Thousands Save Millions

We met Sonia Lewis, aka The Student Loan Doctor, in sunny Florida while attending FinCon18. For someone with 38,000 followers (and counting) on the Gram and a resume including accolades from the Steve Harvey Morning Show, The Shade Room, BET, The Ricky Smiley Show and...
Make a Successful Career Change with These Five Steps

Make a Successful Career Change with These Five Steps

The next industry Millennials “destroy” is ourselves and the burnout will be televised. According to an annual Deloitte Survey, almost half of Millennials are unhappy at their current job and plan to quit/switch to nontraditional work within their career....