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About Daniel Matthews

Daniel Matthews is a freelance writer who specializes in finance, tech, business, and current events. You can find him on Twitter.

The Future of Work: How to Be Absolutely Essential

Earlier this year, McDonald’s started rolling out its program to replace cashiers with digital kiosks for customers to order from. As expected, the company’s shares hit an all-time high following the deployment of the order-taking machines. While McDonald’s made headlines with its program, it is hardly the first company to replace human employees with automation […]

Caring for Your Aging Parents on a Budget

This post is from guest author Rob Lanterman. In the great circle of life, caretaker roles tend to reverse as a human gets older. Often, the children they once raised up become the ones taking care of them. In this world of strange reverse parenting, those charged with taking care of their parents do so […]

First-Time Homeowner? First Know This One Thing About Utilities

Believe me, I was stunned when I heard this: victims of Hurricane Irma and Harvey are paying to support dirty energy; you might be as well. Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is a lobbying group that partners with power companies nationwide. EEI doesn’t lobby for renewables, which—if fully implemented—could power the grid. EEI lobbies for fracking, […]

Is College Really Worth It?

The question of whether college is worth it is a fairly new one in the scheme of things. When you’re looking at payment options so you can afford college, you have to deal with the fact that tuition has gone up by 296 percent since 1995. A price increase of this magnitude is hard to […]

Is Student Loan Debt Hurting Real Estate Demand?

Traditionally in America there is a natural story around college graduates and real estate. It goes something like this: young people go to college, get an education, get a good job (or start a business) and then a few years later, in their late 20s or early 30s, they buy their first house. This first-time […]

Go Small and Go Home: Minimizing vs. Mobilizing

This post is by guest author Amethyst Tagney. Amethyst spends her time writing on a variety of topics. She is an avid learner and loves to share what she discovers. You can find her @AmTagWrites The minimalism movement is sweeping the nation. Many people are implementing this lifestyle by taking on challenges to make their living spaces (and […]

These Money Management Methods Will Make You Richer in the Long Run

This post is from guest author Melissa Davidson. You can find her on Twitter @madtris.  Not everyone is good at managing their money. It’s a skill we aren’t necessarily taught in school, yet it’s something that has a big impact on our lives as we become adults. Financial freedom is about making good choices and being […]

Smiling Your Way to Financial Success?

What’s the deal with smiling? That might seem like a joke of a question. You probably didn’t laugh. But shouldn’t you have at least smiled? Will you be more successful if you smile more often? Now we’re getting deep. You might be surprised to find out there’s conflicting information on this subject. On one hand, […]

How to Make Money Listening to People

There are millions of people in the world who need someone who can listen to them. This isn’t some sort of get-rich-quick, motivational speaker ploy. Before I tell you about this, just know that it’s not easy, but it can be rewarding. Know that you truly must be motivated to help those who need help. […]