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October 16, 2019

In this episode of MYDM, we are taking a look at the concept of a Rotating Credit and Savings Associations, also known as lending circles and explore a new so called "benefit" being offered by employers.

September 16, 2019

We’re all familiar with the concept of a credit score and what it intends to project about your ability to make payments toward your debts and liabilities. But have you ever heard of the customer lifetime value score?

September 2, 2019

With the development of technology making us more efficient in our work, Ben & Malcolm take a look at the trend of those calling a four-day workweek.

July 17, 2019

The single greatest expense we all face is the cost of keeping a roof over our heads. Be it a basement apartment or the basement of your parents’ home, every year we make decisions about where we live and what we’re willing to sacrifice based on our home address. 

In th...

January 1, 2019

Most of us know the important basics of how to effectively select a credit card. But what about picking a credit card based on rewards and then doing that over and over again for points, travel credits and other perks? #MYDM explores the risky but fascinating world of...

September 16, 2018

The cat is out of the bag. Manage Your Damn Money is entering the most long-term, most daunting and most expensive endeavor ANYONE can undertake. #Parenthood. 

How much will it cost for childcare? What about clothes? How about a simple (and cheap?) trip to your favorite...

May 28, 2018

What percentage of your income should you spend on rent? What percentage should you be saving? What will be left for transportation or groceries? We take a look at how much you should be spending on what when it comes to allocating your funds.

Ben & Malcolm also discus...

September 9, 2015

Last night I joined American sports fans in watching the wonderfully well-known rivalry between racket wielding sisters Serena and Venus Williams. The two Compton raised tennis players faced each other for the 27th time in their professional tennis careers in the quart...

November 19, 2014

Written by Ben Carter


It's incredibly fitting that we sometimes realize things about our own lives that only arrive after we hear of news of something happening to another person or group of people.


It would be the equivalent of having your girlfriend break-up with you...

June 18, 2014

Written by Ben Carter


On June 16, the Washington Post published a story by Robert Samuels called “Millennials consider leaving Washington as the city becomes more costly”. A friend of mine texted myself and our group of friends the story, which profiles a 30-plus-year-...

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