Investing Isn’t Just for Experts

Does the idea of investing scare you? Does it seem like one of those things that only sophisticated experts with advanced degrees in finance can really understand? Does the stock market seem like a horribly complex system from which no average person can hope to benefit? If so, you’re certainly not alone. The reality is, […]

Mankind’s Greatest Invention

Do you hate math? If you do, I’m convinced you’re going to love it by the time you’re done reading this post. Why? Because of the magic of compound interest. Albert Einstein once reportedly called compound interest “mankind’s greatest invention.” While Snopes might dispute whether Einstein was truly the source of this claim, there is […]

Giving Doesn’t Make any Cents

Giving is kind of like flossing. Everybody agrees it’s a good thing to do, but hardly anybody actually does it. The less you do it, the less you worry about it, until once every few months when you’re reminded that you really should do it more often. On the face of it, giving doesn’t make […]

An Introduction to The Gradual Millionaire

It’s sad how long it took me to come up with the title of this blog. I sat here tossing around cheesy ideas like the “Frugal Fighter,” “Net Worth Giving Up,” and “The Money Tortoise” (like The Tortoise and the Hare…get it?). I’ll leave these things to the professionals. You may have spotted a trend […]