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    Our new Money Diaries series tells stories of humans whose lives have been upended by this crisis. In this edition we meet four businesses (the owner of a bunker company, a bespoke distiller, a day-trading celebrity, and a bidet magnate) that took unexpected turns.

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  • How to Quit Your Job and Bike Around the World for $13,000

    Alec Young, at age 28, was on the proverbial treadmill: work a corporate job, blow your paychecks on small luxuries, repeat. One day he decided to trade the treadmill for a bike. What happened next was unpredictable. Even to the grizzly bear.

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  • Now Is a Really Good Time to Understand How Interest Rates Work

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  • Dear Ms. Etiquette: I’m in Charge of a Group Vacation and Everyone Has Different Money Issues. Help!

    In this special edition, our guest Ms. Etiquette tackles the thorny task of dealing with a whole mess of people who want to hang out but don’t necessarily have the same budget.

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  • If Stocks Are So Great, Shouldn’t I Only Have Stocks?

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Money & the World

How money shapes the world we live in

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    We charted what our clients did on our Trade app as the price of TSLA rose roughly 40% in just two days last week. And what it showed us was how emotion and hype can affect not just the stock market but our individual bottom lines.

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