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Money has been around for a long time. Its evolution is a process that will continue indefinitely and will be shaped by the constantly changing needs of its users.

The evolution of money has been a long process. It started out as bartering and evolved into coins which were made of precious metals like gold, silver or copper.

Paper money came about in the 18th century when economies became more sophisticated and was backed by gold reserves.

In this blog post, we will discuss the evolution of money from trading goods to digital currencies that are being experimented with now…


Thinking back to the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020 most of us look at this highly volatile period and review how our investments have performed. I know for a fact some of my readers have performed extraordinarily. In times of crisis, there’s always opportunity as well.

How did you perform?

How do you feel about it?

Usually, whenever you review your progress it’s also the best time to adjust your path forward. …


Do you know how to take care of money? Did you learn about money in school? From family? From friends? Have you ever wondered how some people seem to have more money than others? Some even have more than they would ever need. This is not just because they’re lucky, it’s because they’ve learned how to take care and manage their money!

If you want to feel confident about your financial future, then there are some things you can learn about money. I can be your teacher. …


The American Dream of independence and freedom is alive and well! Instead of just Independence Day I do like to celebrate Findependence Day. It’s the day many people dream of and work towards their whole lives. Findependence Day is the day to celebrate your freedom from debt, from obligations, your freedom from fear about what will happen tomorrow, and most importantly your own independence and freedom to pursue!

But first, let’s take a few steps back.

Independence Day is a national holiday celebrated in the United States on July 4th. The actual reason to celebrate this day is freedom of


This is a guest post written by Steve, the author of The Frugal Expat blog. Steve is a young, adventurous English teacher, currently residing in Taiwan and working disciplined on his own Financial Independence goals while living his dream life! We chatted a lot about our journeys and how to plan and work on a better life in a recent Youtube episode (share further below) and I’m very grateful for Steve’s contribution of this guest post about how to plan for a happy retirement!


Do you have a rich or a poor mindset? This is not a question about how much money you have in the bank, it is about your overall perspective on life.

Your innermost thinking.

People with a “poor mindset” are usually focused on scarcity and how to make ends meet. They often feel as if they are fighting for every penny, trying not to slip back into debt or find a way out from under the weight of their life circumstances. They usually spend too much time thinking about what they don’t have and can never get. The wealthy are…


Every year, by late April articles are written about why you should sell [your equities] in May and go away as the lower volume summer months are coming. You got to remember to come back in November though!

This sounds so easy. And hey, it even rhymes!

But does this work?

What is behind this myth?

Can you time the market like this?

Seasonality exists in stock markets. It has been traced back hundreds of years. However, timing the market is difficult and you can lose out big — by NOT participating. …


What could there be better than to use your true passion and actually monetize it. Getting paid more with your “passion on drive” so to say. Unlocking your intrinsic motivation to go after goals can happen in many ways. Mikey of “Get Paid More” and myself have discovered how we are both huge Nintendo fans how we learned to put our passion on drive and get paid more. In this blog post, we’ll share our Nintendo “passion income” stories and tell you how to put your own passions to work for more money.

In short, it’s all about combining what…


The next food revolution is coming, and it will be bigger than the organic or gluten-free explosion or anything else you may have experienced in the the past. The meat industry is on the verge of a major disruption with artificial meats and meat replacement options entering the markets.

There are many startups working on meat replacement like Beyond Meat or Impossible Foods who make plant-based burgers that look, cook, and even “bleed” like real meat. These companies are changing how consumers think about their food choices as well as opening up opportunities for investors looking at new technology products.


It can be hard to figure out where to start when it comes to building wealth. What are some of the most important things I need to know? How do I get started? If you want to be successful, you have to start early. In this article, we’ll cover what you need from a financial perspective, how best to achieve your goals and I’ll share some tips on how to get started.

First and foremost: It’s never too late to start investing. The sooner you get started, the more time your investments have to grow and provide for you. …

Matt

Financial Imagineer

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