Andrew Fiebert ~ Chief Nerd

Andrew Fiebert is a thirty-something father of twins, a self-professed data nerd, and has worked as a Data Engineer for Barclays Capital and iHeartRadio. He's spent the past six years growing this site into a multi-six-figure business with over 500 hours of free personal finance education that reaches over 1 million people every month. Andrew has a B.S. in Computer Science and has been featured in Quartz, Forbes, Business Insider, and The Telegraph.

An Investment Strategy for Beginners: The Ultimate Blueprint

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So, you’ve got your debt under control and you want to know what’s next? That’s great because investing is where real wealth is built.

M1 Finance: A Comprehensive Review [2020 UPDATE]

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M1 Finance is a popular investment platform that all investors should consider. Check out our review of this robo-advisor platform, including pros, cons, and powerful tools.

Google Finance: An Epic Tool for Making Awesome Investments in 2020

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If you want to start buying individual stocks and make your money work for you, Google Finance is a great place to conduct thorough research and learn more about stock investment strategies. Here we have key information about Google Finance, and how you can maximize its data and reach your financial goals.

The 8 Best Vanguard Funds Worth Buying Right Now in 2020

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We’re big fans of Vanguard, but admittedly, it’s a bit more complicated than using a Robo Advisor.  In this article, we break down what we think are the 8 best Vanguard funds, balancing both performance and cost.

Fundrise Review: Diversify with Online Real Estate Investing

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It goes without saying that real estate is both an important part of our wealth building strategy and something that we’re particularly interested in. When it comes to real estate, breakaway success is often found at scale and Fundrise’s goal is to scratch that itch. Does the Fundrise platform stand up to the hype?

Passive Income Ideas: 35 Strategies to Boost Your Income This Year

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Many people imagine life after passive income as laying on a beach all day without a care in the world. It’s not. Earning passive income means creating more time to pursue fulfilling ventures. This post details 35 passive income ideas to bring you closer to financial independence. Simply put, if you want to generate multiple income streams and escape the 9-5, this post is for you.

How to Organize Your Life: 5 Simple Steps to Boost Success This Year

"For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned." —Anonymous

How do you become organized? There isn’t a single plan that’s a perfect fit. Here are the tools and strategies I use to run a multi-six-figure business, maintain a happy marriage, and raise two children.

Roofstock Review: Invest In Turnkey Single-Family Rental Properties

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I’ll admit, I’ve been obsessed with rental properties for a few months now. There is so much to think about and consider with turnkey real estate investing. But we found a game changer. In our Roofstock review, we discuss buying turnkey rental properties and have a great chat with CEO Gary Beasley.

24 Proven Strategies on How to Make Money ($100+ fast)

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Quick! Can you come up with $100? Some of you have that in your couch cushions, but for those who don’t, here are 57 ways to make more money.

Learn How to Start a Blog That Earns over $400k a year

How to start a blog and monetize it. A real life case study on building a passive income stream.

When you Google “How to Start a Blog” all of the results are identical and generally pretty terrible. They only show you the 5 baby steps to getting started. Five years ago, I wanted someone to give me the actual answers. This is me hailing from the future to give you exactly that. I call it internet justice.

Investing for Beginners 101: What Is Investing and Why It Matters?

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You need to invest your money. It simply doesn’t make sense not to. Even if you only invest 5% of your money, it would still be worth it. This is your investing for beginners 101 cheat sheet. We explain the basics of simple investing and aim to inspire the proper mindset you need to succeed.

Betterment Review – Key Features, Benefits and How It All Works

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Is Betterment the silver bullet they suggest it is? That’s where this Betterment Review and Experiment comes in. We’ve explored the service and interviewed members of the team, so you don’t have to. I’m looking for stable long-term investments that kick ass and beat the market average. Let us see what they got.

I Can’t Pay My Mortgage: What Are My Options?

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We are in a situation that none of us has been in before. The economy is spiraling, millions are unemployed, and we’re dealing with a pandemic that has no end in sight. It’s an understatement to say things are scary. For many homeowners, the fear of losing their homes is at the top of the list of things keeping them awake at night. If you’re among them and madly Googling, “I can’t pay my mortgage. What are my options?” this is for you.

How to Get Rich and Become a Millionaire the Right Way

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Many people want to know how to become a millionaire, but getting rich isn’t about learning a few financial secrets. There’s no such thing as getting rich quickly. Unless you win the lottery, which you won’t. And there is a very significant difference between wealthy people and rich people. We’ll show you how to get rich and stay wealthy.

Financial Independence: 6 Actionable Steps To Get You On Track Today

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Financial independence is achievable, but you have to follow the steps to get there. These are the 6 steps to get you on track towards […]

Ultimate Accounting Software Guide: Personal Capital vs Mint vs Quicken vs YNAB

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Budgeting is not the sexiest thing to talk about. A survey found that 0% of successful relationships began with a conversation about accounting software. But, these tools are essential to our financial health. What options will work best for you? Which will stack up Personal Capital vs Mint vs Quicken vs YNAB.

Betterment vs Wealthfront vs Acorns: Which Robo-Advisor Wins This Year?

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Competition is heating up among the Robo-Advisors. If you’re looking to invest in the right service, it’s getting hard to tell where you should put your money. I’ve used Acorns, Betterment and Wealthfront extensively and I’m going to break down each of their services for you.

Wealthfront Review – Meet Your Financial CoPilot

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What features do novice and experienced investors get from Wealthfront? How does it all work? This Wealthfront review leaves no stone unturned.

Estate Planning: A Primer on Why It’s Essential to Your Financial Health

Estate Planning: A Primer on Why It’s Essential to Your Financial Health

Have some money or a family? Then you need estate planning. I’ll give you a primer to familiarize you with what it involves.

3 Reasons Why You Suck with Money

"...Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." —George Bernard Shaw

There are 3 common themes when people suck with money. We cover all 3 and give actionable solutions so you can fix your problems.

Money Matters so Pay Attention!

Ben Franklin from the $100 bill

You don’t need to be a math genius to handle your money matters and build wealth. It takes a bit of common sense, the will to learn and self control.

There Are Pillars of Financial Freedom on the Path to Freedom

"Financial freedom is available for those who learn about it and work for it." —Robert Kiyosaki

Whether you are sitting here reading this with a couple of dingy nickels you scraped out of the bottom of your buddy’s couch to your name or are using 100 dollar bills as paper towels, these four pillars of financial freedom are the keys to increasing your assets.

Should I Overpay My Mortgage?

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I’m on the final steps to close my Condo and I’ve been asking myself, “should I overpay my Mortgage?” Even though rates are low, I don’t think it’s worth it

Debt Relief For Dummies: How to Easily Pay Off Your Debt

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Your debt is an emergency and it should be treated that way, you need a debt reduction plan to regain control. Come find debt relief and take back your life.

Becoming Wealthy is a Choice

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Very few people wake up one day and just become wealthy. Being wealthy is a choice that you make and a way that you live your life. Work less, live more!

Negotiation Strategies: A Lost Art of Getting What You Want

"Two hundred thousand dollars is a lot of money. We're gonna have to earn it." —Blondie from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The goal of negotiating is to take control of opportunities and tip them in your favor.

Spending Leaks: Plug Yours and Stop Hemorrhaging Cash [Updated]

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Are you wasting money? You need to plug your spending leaks! We’ll show you where your leaks are and how to stop hemorrhaging money.

Financial Grit: Why You Won’t Achieve Your Goals without It

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Do you have true grit when it comes to your finances? Unless you have a trust fund waiting for you, you’ll need grit to get through when times get tough.

Automate Your Finances In These 4 Categories [UPDATED 2020]

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Managing money can be time consuming and boring. Don’t want to do it anymore? Automate your finances so you can spend more time doing things that matter!

403(b) vs 401(k): Which Plan Retirement Plan is Better?

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On your first day of your new job, you get handed a stack of papers about the companies retirement plan and you are undoubtedly confused. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. What are the differences between a 403b vs 401k? Let’s find out.

Lending Club Review: An Investors Secret Weapon

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I made over 18% returns doing what banks have done for ages – lending people money, a strategy few experts talk about.

The Gradual Move from Fear to Greed and How to Protect Yourself

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Be fearful when others are greedy. The market may correct itself soon, don’t get caught with your pants down.

Investment Types: An Illustrated Guide

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The only thing more important than investing is understanding what you invest in. With a solid understanding of investment types, it won’t be a gamble.

How To Negotiate With Skill, Not Force

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Don’t just learn how to negotiate, learn how to master it. We’ll teach you how to negotiate using skills you already have so you can get more for less.

Inbox Zero Will Save Your Life

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Inbox Zero follows the GTD philosophy as a great way to keep your inbox clean and under control. We discuss what it is and killer tools used to achieve it.

How to Be Lazy and Save Money With Amazon

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You can always earn more money and improve the way you save. As a result, your potential for wealth is infinite. Unfortunately, your time is not infinite.

7 Unique Ways to Save Money (Rewarding Yourself with a Brew)

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Joel Larsgaard provides 7 ways to save money, and as a reward to yourself, the perfect craft beer pairing.

How Managing Money Changes When You’re Married

Managing Money After Marriage

It’s one thing to manage your money, it’s a different story when there’s another person involved. This is everything I’ve learned.

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