Johnnie Drams

Privilege: A Tale of Twins

If you listen to the news or jump on Twitter for more than five minutes, odds are that you’ll come across the word “privilege” at least once. Probably more. In recent years, this word has become a weapon of speech. The narrative makes it seem like those who succeed are born into it while the …

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The Wealth Gap is a Scapegoat

A lot of news recently has been dedicated to pointing out the wealth inequality gap. Some say it’s the highest it’s ever been (debatable). Either way, the gap between the 1% and the 99% is vast. There’s no denying that. But how does this affect you? Answer: it doesn’t. Not really. Even though Elon Musk …

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How to Double Your Money

Fast-rising investments are the talk of the town. One day it’s GameStop, the next it’s Bitcoin, tomorrow it’ll be something else. Heck, even Hanes stock increased by 25% earlier this week. Everywhere you look it seems like someone is telling you how to double your money. These returns are all attention grabbing, but if you’re …

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The Dark Side of Index Funds

Index funds have taken over the world of investing. If you don’t count GameStop, AMC Theaters and Tesla, index funds are the most talked-about investments today. Bogleheads and Housel readers alike all flock to this asset as the godsend of investing. This almost makes it seem like you can do no wrong here. Doesn’t this …

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Shoot First, Then Aim

Everyone has problems. Some people have to worry about their in-laws coming to town, and others are getting hassled by their boss. Some people only need to worry about what scotch they buy next ;). A common problem among writers is writer’s block. You sit and think about what to write, but nothing comes up. …

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New Year, New Process

Here we are in a brand new year. The holiday season is over, and it’s back to the old grind. But it doesn’t have to be the “old grind.” Why not do something better this year? People often refer to these goals as their New Year’s Resolution–a goal that is to be focused on and …

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Your Own Desert Island

Consider this scenario: you’re flying over the Pacific Ocean on the way to Hawaii. You’re reading Robinson Crusoe in peace when suddenly the plane starts to plummet! BOOM! You crash land onto an island. It is covered in bamboo and various caverns. You are the only survivor. After looking through everyone’s luggage, you find a …

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3… 2… 1… Fly!

You will never get rich working for someone else. John Paul Getty Social media is running rampant with new entrepreneurs and hustle bros. Everywhere you look it’s flipping products, affiliate marketing, and e-book publishing. Side hustles are taking over the personal finance community. I’m not saying that any of these are bad. Hell, this blog …

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