Author: Michael Dinich

Michael Dinich is a personal finance expert, podcaster, YouTuber, and journalist. Michael is the founder of Your Money Geek, a rapidly growing personal finance and pop culture website.

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12 tricky job interview questions & how to answer them

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The new job hunt is hard enough. It’s almost a second job from finding open positions, creating custom resumes, developing a portfolio and cold emailing the hiring manager. Once you’ve …

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28 surefire tricks to make you smarter

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In 2006, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., published her top-selling book “Mindset.” The breakthrough book with a one-word title detailed how successful people think about …

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10 easy ways to cut unnecessary expenses

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If you had asked your mom 20 or 30 years ago if they could envision a future without a cable box and a landline, the look …

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The worst financial advice of 2020

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This year has been rough. And to make matters worse, some of the financial advice given out during 2020 has been awful. Here’s our list of …

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These apps will pay you to take a walk

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As much as it pains us to admit this, American’s are becoming a population of sedentary people. The word sedentary itself brings a negative connotation, and …

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Here’s the bubble that could wreck your retirement goals

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Those that know me know that I am always a bit bearish A copy of The Bear Dance hangs in my office and I’m probably in …

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10 reasons people retire poor (and how you can avoid it)

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With the cost of living going up and the minimum wage going down, the number of poor retirees is on the rise. Workers can barely stick …

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A beginner’s guide to making money on YouTube

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Are you looking for a lucrative side hustle or full-time gig? Learn how to make money on YouTube. Why YouTube? Because it’s one of those online places, …

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23 best online tutoring jobs (earn $20-$100 per hour)

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Online tutoring is rapidly becoming one of the most popular side hustles and work-from-home jobs. Recent surveys show that online tutors can make between $14 to …

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The best weekend jobs for earning extra cash

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Whether you’re trying to be better about your budget or save up for a big purchase, you can leverage your weekends to earn extra money. One of the …

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9 easy ways to get a free Netflix account

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If you are trying to cut costs in your budget, you may consider getting rid of some of your monthly subscription services. One of the toughest subscriptions …

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The 20 best TV shows of all time

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Naysayers call it the “boob tube,” but that small box of entertainment known as the television has surprised us over and over again. Throughout the years, …

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This is the recession-resistant investment you need during COVID-19

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The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on financial markets in 2020. Stock markets have plummeted. Interests have been slashed. Oil prices even went negative for the first …

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Are you ready for early retirement (or just kidding yourself)?

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An exciting development over the last several years has been the FIRE movement. Financial independence is defined as having sufficient passive income and/or adequate investments to cover …

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Avoid these 10 money mistakes (especially if you don’t make much)

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Don’t think you can retire on modest money? You don’t have to stare down a life sentence of work, you just need to avoid some all-too-common …