The Jared Dillian Letter

Escape the Trillion-Dollar College Booby Trap

College has become a trillion-dollar booby trap. A third of Americans under 30 have outstanding student debt, and many of them are relying on loan forgiveness pipedreams. Jared sees a simple solution…

How People End Up Broke & Divorced… or Worse

If someone else is handling your money, you have rendered yourself totally helpless. So keep your money separate, even after marriage—separate checking accounts, separate mutual funds, separate credit cards, separate everything.

Actually, you’re not screwed. This is a fixable problem.

Choosing austerity now is infinitely better than letting poverty force you into austerity in your 80s. Unless, of course, your dream retirement consists of canned beans and endless reruns of The Price Is Right.

You’re Not a Jerk If You Charge Your Friend Interest

If you’re going to loan money to family and friends, treat it like a real loan (with one caveat). It’s the best way to preserve the relationship.

Buying “Stock Slices” Is Just Another Way to Lose to the House

Buying fractional shares is closer to playing the slots than it is to investing. There’s a better way to grow real, lasting wealth... a way of investing that doesn’t doom you to lose to the house.

It’s Okay to Love Money

Money is not evil. And the love of money is not evil. You can take a bath in gold coins if you want—I’m okay with that.

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