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3 surprising money lessons I learned from Ashton Kutcher, the actor-investor who turned a $30 million fund into $250 million

During a recent keynote address, Ashton Kutcher said that asking "dumb" questions has been key to his success in Silicon Valley.
Brandon Neth.

A man who inherited a 6-figure trust fund at 20 and wound up in debt anyway shares the advice he’d give his younger self

Brandon Neth inherited about $123,000 from his late father and grandfather when he was 20. He spent most of it on cars, clothes, and restaurants.
Before the new year rolls around, take some time to audit your financial life.

9 signs you’re lying to yourself about money

If you tell yourself that retirement is too far away to save for or that it's OK to have debt because everyone else does, you have some work to do.
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7 lifelong lessons I learned from my parents about getting the most from my credit cards

My parents were some of the most thoughtful spenders I know, and they always got the most from their credit cards.
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I’m a former banker and I teach my kids 5 lessons about money I’ve found some adults still don’t know

As a bank manager, I learned how bank accounts work inside and out. I also had an inside view of the most common mistakes people make.
Elizabeth Aldrich in Costa Rica.

If I’d listened to the money advice my dad gave me in high school, I’d be worth 3 times as much today

My dad tried to teach me the importance of investing at a young age, but I ignored his lessons. This is my biggest financial regret.
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6 money lessons from my incredibly frugal parents I’ve taken with me into adulthood

I learned from my parents that it's smartest to be frugal with a purpose; to be frugal because you want to use your money elsewhere.

The 4 best money lessons I learned from ‘Financial Freedom,’ by a man who retired at 30 as a millionaire

In his book "Financial Freedom," Grant Sabatier breaks down exactly how he reached financial independence and how you can, too.
Don't make these mistakes with your money as you near retirement age.

The 7 biggest money mistakes people make before they retire

Your retirement should be your golden years. But if you make some of these mistakes, it could become a time of financial stress.
Caroline Lupini in the Rioja Wine Region, Spain.

I have almost 30 credit cards, and there are 5 things I wish I’d known about points and miles when I was starting out

I have almost 30 credit cards and fly around the world thanks to credit card rewards, but getting into points and miles has a huge learning curve.