Investment Workshop 28: How to Pay Off Your Student Debt With Your 401(k)
Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. One of the most popular things we do on this blog are Reader Cases, and while they are (I won’t lie) a TON of work for us, they never cease to surprise us in the comments they generate, because we invariably learn something from people who were in a similar situation or have something interesting to add. Here’s last Friday’s Reader Case. In it, our intrepid reader had pulled out of poverty by getting into college, amassing 5 degrees, and […]
The Millennial Revolution Turns 1 Year Old!
Last year, after we’d left our jobs and travelled the world for a whole year, I decided to start a blog. I had been getting an earful from my parents about what idiots we were for not buying a house. And I could see that many of my friends, Millennials and Gen-Y’ers who had followed the “tried and true” Boomer advice of buying a house in Toronto were up to their eyeballs in debt and stressed out of their minds. And having seen first hand the Boomer dream turn into a nightmare, my clueless co-workers working themselves to death at […]
Reader Case: Big Earnings, Big Student Debt
It’s Friday and you know what that means! Time for another Reader Case. The reason why this case caught our eye is because not only does this reader have one of the most interesting backstories we’ve ever read, she is also impressive as hell. Judge for yourself: “To start I have to say that your blog and your story is giving me life right now. I’ve made some pretty poor decisions based on my own ignorance and some based on listening to bad advice, but I am hopeful that I can correct it. I’m just stuck on a few important […]
Investment Workshop 27: Are We In a Bubble?
Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. Not a week goes by where we don’t get an email/comment/FB message something along the lines of: WORKSHOP TOOLS: How much does it cost to participate in this investment workshop? NOTHING. Because that’s how we roll. All we ask is that you sign-up using the following affiliate links to keep it free forever: For Canadians: Questrade For Americans: TD Ameritrade Personal Capital Disclaimer: The views expressed is provided as a general source of information only and should not be […]
Why Privilege Makes You Soft
“But I can’t do math. My brain isn’t wired that way.” “But I’m accustomed to a certain lifestyle.” “But I can’t lower my standard of living. What will people think?” I’ve heard these excuses, over and over, again. And every time, I roll my eyes . People who give these types of lame excuses usually come from a place of privilege. Because privilege gives you the luxury to choose what you want or don’t want to do. When you don’t have that privilege, you have no choice but to do the math, live life within your means, and lower your […]