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Growing Yet Again – Featured on Business Insider!

I simply cannot overemphasize the importance of doing whatever it is that you do to the absolute best of your abilities. I started my blog in 2010. Initially, I wrote my very best content and my site exploded – and then I got greedy and accepted shady ads while writing crappy content. Naturally, my site suffered because of these poor decisions. Then, in late 2014, I decided that I was going to take my site back and write only amazing content. The results have been simply unbelievable.

In the few short months after tirelessly obsessing over each article published on my site, I have been featured on RockStar Finance, Globe and Mail, The SAHA Financial Daily, and now….Business Insider!

That’s right, on Thursday, April 16th, Business Insider decided to run my article, “9 Things Rich People Do That Poor People Do Not“. So far, it has been one of the most popular posts on their page, generating nearly 100,000 views!

Business Insider article 9 things rich people do

In fact, this article has been so popular that Business Insider has placed it within their quick-view window when hovering over the “Your Money” section. See? Check it out. If it stays here, there’s no doubt that the total views will soon go over 100,000.

Business Insider view of Your Money quick view

Feel free to check out the article on the Business Insider site. Oh, and leave a comment to combat the haters out there (oh yes, there are plenty of haters)! Fortunately, when greatness is had and history is made, no one ever remembers the names of the critics. 🙂

Other Fantastic Articles

And, if you have already read this article on my site and simply don’t care to read it again, then check out these other great pieces from this past week from my personal finance collegues. Enjoy!

one cent at a time postHow I Earn Extra Income by Renting Out Extra Space – by One Cent at a Time – It turns out that you don’t need to purchase an additional rental house to create passive income. Nope – you can rent out other forms of available space in your own home. Getting curious? Go check it out. It’s an excellent read and will probably get your wheels turning.

How to Make Faster Decisions and Stop Being Indecisive – by Untemplater – To be completely honest, I realized just how badly I needed this article yesterday when I stood in front of the refridgerator section at the grocer, desperately trying to decide between a frapaccino and a bottle of water. You know…it really shouldn’t be that difficult.

Kid’s Don’t Have to Be Expensive: How to Save Money on Extracurricular Activities – by Frugal Rules – After posting my recent article, “$250k to Raise a Kid? I Don’t Think So!“, this post caught my eye. As it turns out, John agrees with my thoughts of doing things a little differently. In his article he teaches us how to get our kids to have fun without draining out pocketbooks. Take a look – I think you’ll enjoy it.

Carl Richards: How to Create a One-Page Financial Plan – by Yahoo! Finance – I absolutely love the idea of having a simple financial plan. So simple indeed, that it can easily fit on a small sheet of paper, or maybe even a napkin! Read it, write out your simple plan, and live an amazing future.

Money Minute: 5 Signs You’re Too Cheap – by Yahoo! Finance – It’s pretty obvious. I’m cheap. In fact, I even wrote a piece titled, “25 Examples of My Extreme Cheapness“. Some of the details were a little embarassing, but it was all true. I’m a recoving cheapskate. Curious if you pass or fail at the cheapskate test? Read the article and see how you rank.

Have a great day all, and be sure to come back for some more amazing reads this week!

Goal Updates


My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.


  1. That’s awesome! I really did like that article so I’m happy it’s exploding like it is. Even thought it brought out all the negative haters, it’s those people who need to read it and follow the advice.

    • Great point MSR! I am so excited to have an article on Business Insider. It’s another step in the right direction for sure!

  2. Nice job Derek! Out of all the financial blogs out there your blog is the most inspiring for me and I am currently working on starting my on blog as well. I like seeing that you do most of the writing yourself which makes your post much more personal. I look forward to seeing your post each day and I hope to share my own post with you and others in the near future. Keep up the good work.

    • Thanks Jamie! I can’t wait to see your blog! Be sure to let me know when it’s up and running.

  3. It’s awesome to have appeared on BI. I wish one day I could be writing about this excitement. Happy for you. And many thanks for mentioning article published on my blog.

    • Sure thing SB! Your writing is great, and I’m sure you’ll be picked up by some major publications soon!

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