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Ben Carter is the co-creator of Manage Your Damn Money. Ben believes “advice” about money is useless unless everyone is invited to share their hopes, dreams and fears about money in an open conversation. Join the conversation by subscribing to #MYDM on Apple Podcasts (https://goo.gl/i9gHK0) or SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/manageyourdamnmoney).

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8 Things To Consider When Opening Your First Credit Card

This summer I attended a high school graduation party. Now 30 years old, it's pretty incredible to suddenly find yourself among college-bound, post-pubescent kids talking about things you feel as though you were talking about only a few years ago. (It's ONLY been over a decade after all).There are the ongoing, inside jokes which seem to always end in nonsensical, exclamatory...

Can An “Instagram Career” Create Long-Term Wealth?

A few weeks ago I had an epiphany.Driving down a poorly paved backstreet, I saw a young man pointing his iPhone toward a random batch of bamboo. The bamboo runs up against the concrete wall of a backstreet overpass and is not at all a place anyone would want to take a photo.Driving closer, I realized the man wasn’t taking a picture of bamboo alone. A step or two back, in the...

Renting vs. Buying: What Makes The Most Sense For Millennials in 2017?

There are many great debates in American pop culture.Tupac or Biggie? Boyz II Men or Dru Hill? LeBron or Jordan? Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip?One of the most intriguing debates finding traction in the world of Millennials and finance is the debate of whether to buy a home or to continue renting.The Great RecessionUpon my graduating from Syracuse University in 2010, I was welcomed into the...