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Jim Wang
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The Game of Life is one massive invisible script... and it's not a great one, that's why I won't let my kids play that game.
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I take a closer look at Wealthfront, one of the popular robo-advisors. I play with their asset allocation tool, look at their offer to manage $15,000 free and their fee schedule, plus I share my thoughts on these types of services.
Wealthfront is a robo-advisor that offers $15,000 managed fee free by referral, automatic tax loss harvesting and rebalancing, and more!
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Shhhh, this is why I have a secret email address. :)
Your email address is the center of your digital life. If you’re like me, you have one main email address that you use for everything. Social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest will resolve back to my main Gmail account. Any services I pay for like Spotify and Netflix, they also use my main …
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Check out my article on travel costs frugal people avoid at all costs!
If you're smart with where and how you spend your money, even the most extravagant-looking trip is within the realm of possibility.
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Costco is one of my favorite stores and I was able to get the help of some Costco employees to confirm the best Costco hacks on this list - I bet there are a few you haven't seen before!
I remember, as a kid, going to Price Clubs in Setauket, New York; and being marveled at how massive the store was. I loved it. Price Club would merge with Costco in 1993, becoming PriceCostco, and then finally becoming Costco in 1997. Many years later, we would take our kids to marvel at these massive …
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Dividend investing is the bomb dot com... this is how dividend growth investing fits in my portfolio and how I do it. 
I remember the first time I read Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. It was witty, it was entertaining, and it wasn’t anything like your standard annual report with glossy pages, full color photos, and mind-numbing marketing-speak. That first time, the page that blew me away was his list of stock investments – …
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Know someone with a birthday soon? Let them know about these 100+ places they can get free food!
Birthdays are awesome! Here's a list of 101+ places that will give you something free if it's your birthday. No one should have to pay for their meal when it's their birthday!
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When there's a million dollars on the line, where do the experts (Warren Buffett!) turn when it come to investing? It may surprise you.
Investing is simple. (no that’s not the shocking fact) Make regular contributions into an index fund, ensure that you are diversified, wait, and shift into more conservative investments as you near the age you want to withdraw the funds. (no, that’s not it either) Everyone knows this! They’ve known this for eons! Here’s the problem… …
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I did something silly a couple weeks ago, I emailed 42 companies to thank them for being awesome... just to see what they'd do. Some of them sent me stuff! Cool stuff! Come see :)
Companies take complaints very seriously. Years ago, when I still drank Diet Coke, I opened up a can that tasted funny. It tasted closer to seltzer than Diet Coke, so I called the customer complaint line on the back. After a brief conversation, where I read them some information off the can, they sent me …
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My friend Larry recently experienced an intrusion on his Fidelity account, fortunately Fidelity was on top of it and nothing was lost... but it's important to have two factor authorization on all of your financial accounts!  
My friend Larry from Investor Junkie shared a harrowing story with me recently. Someone managed to get access to his Fidelity account and was trying to transfer out his funds! This wasn’t someone getting his credit card and buying something. You’re protected in that kind of situation and you’re not liable for more than $50 …
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The first time I read Warren Buffett's letter to Berkshire shareholders, the income they received from dividends blew me away. Berkshire gets hundreds of millions from AXP, KO, IBM, and WFC -- yield on his cost basis is often in the mid-double digits! I wanted to build something like that for myself... so I did. it doesn't pay me millions... yet. :)
I remember the first time I read Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. It was witty, it was entertaining, and it wasn’t anything like your standard annual report with glossy pages, full color photos, and mind-numbing marketing-speak. That first time, the page that blew me away was his list of stock investments – …
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Watch a locksmith break into a home office safe in less than five seconds using just a magnet with the sock (sock optional, just listen to his reason for having it!).
For years, I thought about getting a home safe. We don’t have much in the way of valuables in our house, our most valuable items are electronics and those don’t serve a purpose locked inside a metal box. I did like the idea of putting our important documents in a safe place but with everything …
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  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Computer Science, Economics, 1998 - 2001
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    MSIT-SE, 2001 - 2003
  • Johns Hopkins University
    MBA
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    Founder, 2013 - present
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    Founder, 2004 - present
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We love the Young School, both of our kids go to the King's Contrivance location. We like the educational programs during the academic year, the feedback they provide on our kids' progress, and the freedom to play and have fun independently throughout the day. It's really a step above "daycare" facilities and it truly is a "school." One thing we didn't expect was how they've given our kids structure in the day, from scheduled naps (which are crucial!) to coping mechanisms when things don't go their way, it's been fantastic.
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