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About Jared

Jared Dillian went from growing up with limited means to creating one of most well-known financial publications in the world, The Daily Dirtnap. Thousands of professional investors and everyday folks subscribe to Jared’s writing and podcasts to keep their investments right, and their finances healthy.

With over 20 years of experience in the finance industry and drawing from his own background — Jared helps people remove financial stresses from their lives by challenging the common misconceptions about how money really works.

Jared’s unique takes on personal finance and the markets will broaden your perspective, sharpen your mind, and will always be entertaining to read. 

“At the end of the day what I’m most proud of is helping others make money—people like yourself.” –Jared Dillian

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This Is Why You Own Gold

Gold is in a bull market. This is a fact. Act accordingly.

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Advancing Your Career: MBA vs. CFA

When some people want to advance their careers, they get an MBA. That’s what I did—I graduated in 2001 with my MBA from the University...

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The Virtues It Takes to Make Money

Money is not the root of all evil, and the love of money is not evil. Money is good, and it’s because of the virtues that it takes to...

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Financial Nihilism

Attaining wealth is harder these days, but in some ways, it is easier. I would not worry too much about it. Think about the future, or the...

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Be Smart Podcast

People pour their hearts out on Reddit. In episode 381, Jared and Cameron tap into personal finance subreddits, addressing questions about payday loan apps, when to repair your vehicle versus buying...

Anytime a new technology is developed, there’s an initial hype phase where money pours into the space, which leads to overinvestment and malinvestment. Then you enter the Valley of Despair before...

Would you have more money if you didn’t buy coffee? Perhaps marginally more, but it’s a rounding error in the grand scheme of things. Stop focusing on the little things that don’t matter....

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NO WORRIES: THE COURSE

5 comprehensive chapters, 69 interactive lessons. $129

NO WORRIES: THE COURSE

5 comprehensive chapters, 69 interactive lessons. $129

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