The Jared Dillian Letter

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.

Your Grocery Bill Is About to Soar

Printing cash and handing it out to people for doing nothing is a terrible idea. Prices would go through the roof! You can prepare for this: If you don’t own these two precious metals yet, you need to act fast.

My Highest Conviction Trade Ever

If you really like a stock, do you make it 1% of your portfolio? 50%? There are no hard and fast rules, but you can use Jared’s framework for sizing your investments.

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