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Alex Lielacher

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Alex founded SmartMoneySmartLiving.com in 2015 to empower millennials to take control of their financial future. He is a former bond trader who is passionate about cryptocurrency, blockchain technology and investing.
passive income streams

3 New Passive Income Streams You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

One thing I truly love about my generation (the millennials) is that basically everyone wants to make "passive income". Passive income being income you receive without having to put in any hours. The reality,...
common investing mistakes

7 Common Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Making mistakes is a natural part of the learning process. However, when it comes to investing, mistakes cost money. To help you to prevent making some of the most common investing mistakes you will...
frugal moves

How Frugal Moves Can Help You Manage Your College Costs

Higher education represents one of the most substantial financial commitments shared by families of college-age teens. And although it looms for years, as kids move through the paces, many students are underfunded approaching post-secondary...
Sharing Economy

5 Ways The Sharing Economy Can Help You Save Money

The sharing economy refers to a socio-economic system where people exchange goods and services on a peer-to-peer level for either a fee or an item of equal value. Goods and services accessed through this...
Ways to Make $100

25 Ways To Make $100 That Actually Work

If you are looking to earn a little extra to help you pay off debt or if you want to start one or two new side hustles to increase your income, the goods news...
track your personal finances

5 Apps That Will Help You Track Your Personal Finances Like a Pro

Once upon a time, keeping track of your finances was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task. However, recent technological advancements made this tedious chore much easier and it can now be done with the...
Hold dividend stocks

Why You Should Hold Dividend Stocks In Your Portfolio

Dividend stocks, per definition, are stocks that pay a dividend (either in cash or in stock). A dividend is a regular payment made by a publicly traded company to its shareholders out of its...
invest in bonds

How To Invest In Bonds As A Small Investor

Bonds are an important part of every well-diversified investment portfolio. When you invest in bonds you can benefit from capital gains and receive annual interest payments, in the form of so-called coupons. Bonds are...
choosing an online broker

What To Look For When Choosing An Online Broker

Once you have made the decision to start investing in the financial markets the first step you need to take is to set up an online brokerage account. With an online brokerage account, you...
financial intelligence

The Single Most Important Investment You Can Make

Friends and readers of my blog regularly ask me "Alex, what should I invest in?" While I am happy to explain how the financial markets work, what investment opportunities there are and what I personally...