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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

Latest Commentary

Life Is Too Short to Stay in Cheap Hotels

I was in Boston last week, and usually I stay in the Seaport—the high-rent district.

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Personal Finance and Pets

You know my personal finance shtick: There are little things, and there are big things. Pets are both little things and big things.

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The Urge to Splurge

The purpose of money is enjoyment. If you do all the basic things right, then you can splurge on yourself sometimes.

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I Spent $16 on Saturday

Most problems in personal finance come from people focusing on the small things, not the big things.

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Be Smart Podcast

No, it’s not choosing the right mutual fund to invest in or opting for a 15-year mortgage instead of a 30-year one. Not even paying off all your credit cards cracks the top three. The three biggest...

Mutual funds let you pool your money with other investors to buy stocks, bonds, and other securities. They’re run by professional money managers who decide which securities to buy (stocks, bonds,...

In episode 375, Jared maps his evolution from “class warrior” as a kid in Connecticut to his college years when he dabbled in objectivism to his present-day views on the likes of Jeff Bezos. He...

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