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Best Financial Advice From October

20151031 - box truckA man saves money by living in a box truck, a formula for knowing when you can start working for yourself, a success list, and the Index Card challenge – these are the articles that intrigued me this month, and I trust that you’ll learn a lot from them as well!

Google Employee Lives in a Truck to Save Money

by Business Insider – I absolutely love this story (and so did the other 9 million people that clicked on the article). A new Google employee decided against paying $2,000 a month for rent because he wanted to pay off his student loans as fast as possible. And so, his home (the box truck) was born. Check it out. I’m sure you’ll love this story just as much as I did.

A Simple Formula That Will Help You Work For Yourself

by Life Before 30 – When I hear the word, “formula” I think of algebra, calculus, and complex equations. The formula is so simple though, it doesn’t even need to be put in math form. If you’ve ever thought about what it would take to start working for yourself, just read this post and you’ll know. It’s really quite simple.

14 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

by Business Insider – I love this article partly because I’m doing many of the things listed, but also because I think at least 12 of the 14 are spot on. Many of the successful people I know model their lives after these practices, and if you want your future to be a success, I suggest that you do too.

Everything We Know About Money on Index Cards

by Rockstar Finance – It’s becoming quite the phenomenon – writing all your important financial knowledge on a blank index card. For some, putting their thoughts onto an index card can be absolutely helpful to their own financial road map. For others, seeing someone else’s one-line advice can be groundbreaking news that gets them that much more prepared for their future retirement. If this idea intrigues you, go find an index card and submit your entry!



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. Thanks for the shout, brotha!

    • No problem, J$. Thanks for bringing the index card to all of our attention!

    • For sure! I just wonder how long Google is going to let him camp out in the company parking lot!

        • Haha, very true!

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