10+ Best Articles on Making Money
The most useful articles on making money from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Making Money Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on making money by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Money is emotional — but personal finance advice rarely accounts for that
- Save Like A Pessimist, Invest Like An Optimist
- Most popular personal finance advice contradicts economic theory
- Why Things Are Never as Bad as They Seem
- The ladders of wealth creation: a step-by-step roadmap to building wealth
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How to Get Good at Making Money
Entrepreneur Jason Fried offers the most fundamental of all small-business advice: how to get good at making money.
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Save Like A Pessimist, Invest Like An Optimist
In 1984 Jane Pauley interviewed 28-year-old Bill Gates. “Some people call you a genius,” Pauley said. “I know that might embarrass you but …” Gates deadpans. No emotion. No response. “OK, I guess that…
Why Things Are Never as Bad as They Seem
Things are rarely as bad—or as good—as you think they are. The goal is not to get too attached to lopsided thinking in one direction or the other.
«good things, while good, rarely affect permanent change in one’s self or in the world, and similarly, bad things, while bad, rarely doom us to a life of misery or failure.»
Should You Invest More After the Market Declines?
On market declines and whether you should increase your contributions after they occur.
Most popular personal finance advice contradicts economic theory
Personal-finance experts and economists tend to offer different advice on issues like saving, retirement, and paying down debt.
«Why does personal finance advice so frequently depart from economic theory? The paper suggests the former group tends to take psychology into account, while the latter is operating in a purely rational world.»
Money is emotional — but personal finance advice rarely accounts for that
Budgeting tips won’t get you very far if you don’t address the elephant in the room.
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Personal Finance Guide: Manage Your Money Like A Boss
I used to be very bad when it came to personal finance. But I found a strategy that worked for me to manage, save, and invest my money.
«What might work for a 21-year-old who’s looking at the stock market like a casino will obviously not work for my father, who’s in his sixties.»
The ladders of wealth creation: a step-by-step roadmap to building wealth
In college I first heard Jason Fried from Basecamp talk about how making money is a skill—like playing the drums or piano—that you can get better at over time. That resonated with me immediately. I…
The One-Person Business Model (How To Monetize Yourself)
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The Pareto Funtier
More fun making money, and more money having fun
«If you want to make more money, you’ll have to give up a little fun. If you want to have more fun, you’ll need to give up a little money.»
Diversify your income: All my ideas for making money online
You needed more income streams yesterday.
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