Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today we’re going to talk about the constant battle of “Buy the Best” versus “Buy Cheap”. “Buy the Best” versus “Buy Cheap”? Yea. I think this is a constant battle that occurs in everyone’s mind whenever we’re at the store. There are conflicting ideals at work here: When you “Buy the Best” you are saying that buying the more expensive (possibly better) item that will provide better value long term […]

Buy the Best versus Buy Cheap #illumedati   Recently updated !

Hey everyone it’s Finance Fridays again, as promised, today I’m going go talk about Suze Orman and the $5 million retirement. Suze Orman and the $5 million retirement? Yea. If you’ve been following finance stuff, then you’ve probably heard of Suze Orman. She’s written a bunch of finance books and was previously a financial advisor for Merril Lynch. Recently, she came under fire for her commentary on the FIRE movement. Basically she said she “hates” it […]

Suze Orman and the $5 million retirement #illumedati   Recently updated !

Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. This is just a short post to let everyone know about the New 401k and Roth IRA Limits 2019. New Limits? Yes, the IRS just confirmed that they raised the limits on 401k and Roth IRA. – Source ( The new limits are: $19000 / year for 401k $6000 / year for Roth IRA This is a $500 increase for both over the current $18500 and $5500. While this may […]

New 401k and Roth IRA Limits 2019 #illumedati

Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today is kind of another “thought” exercise kind of post about “Passive Basic Needs“. Passive Basic Needs? Yea. It kind of sounds weird, but it’s basically another take on “Passive Income”, but made more simplistic. I’m going to start this post this a story about my friend Nathan. Back in college I had a happy-go-lucky friend named Nathan. He was an extraordinarily smart kid although he found college classes […]

Passive Basic Needs #illumedati

Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays. Today is just a short post stating “Money isn’t real” for everyone to ponder. This picture isn’t really related to the topic. It’s a just a cute Maneki-neko I found on Pexels. “Money is just a tool.” “A means to an end.” So, in reality, in this rat race to try to obtain as money as possible, you should probably ask yourself, what is your end. Or, if you want to take it […]

Money isn’t real #illumedati

Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today we’re going to talk about “Non-Monetary Return on Investments“. Non-Monetary Return on Investments? Yea. Basically, in general, when you talk about investments, you expect a return on your investment in terms of money (monetary). However, in this post I’m going to talk about investments we make with expected non-monetary returns in nature. The “dividends” or “interest” you receive from your investment will not be in monetary form. It’s […]

Non-Monetary Returns on Investments #illumedati