Round-Up shares the top personal finance and fintech articles read and shared by the Tiller team each week.


A note about John C. Bogle’s passing from Tiller founder Peter Polson:

“John Bogle, who created the first index fund and founded The Vanguard Group, died this week. If Tiller had patron saints, he is one of them. The investment industry is known for finding more ways to add fees and optimize returns for the investment company.

Bogle was about reducing fees, maximizing transparency, and advocating for investors, especially small household investors. No shenanigans. He built Vanguard with heart and soul.”

Quote from John C. Bogle,’s book “Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life”

As I have earlier noted, the most important things in life and in business can’t be measured. The trite bromide ‘If you can measure it, you can manage it’ has been a hindrance in the building a great real-world organization, just as it has been a hindrance in evaluating the real-world economy.

It is character, not numbers, that make the world go ’round. How can we possibly measure the qualities of human existence that give our lives and careers meaning? How about grace, kindness, and integrity?

Categorically, the firm that ignores the intangible qualities that the human beings who are our colleagues bring to their careers will never build a great workforce or a great organization.” 


? Personal Finance

5 Pieces of Advice From John Bogle vias  New York Times

Great list of personal finance tools for managing money and optimizing your financial life. via Young Adult Money 

? Investing

“Irregular income isn’t an issue if you know how to handle it, but why build a passive income system that relies on yet another system to smooth it out?

Fortunately, if you are looking to build passive income through dividends, there’s a way to structure it so you get a monthly payment.” – Build a Monthly Passive Dividend Paycheck with Dividend Stocks via Wallet Hacks

Shopping & Thrift

Here’s How To Eat Healthy For A Week With Just $50 –  

 will stop free trials from automatically billing you once they’re over via The Verge

This article uses the 50/30/20 budget to calculate “How Much You Need to Live Comfortably in 50 Major US Cities” – via Banking Rates

“Owning less frees up money. It frees up time. It frees up energy. It frees up calm. It results in less and less stress and less worry. And so what it does is it frees up our lives to pursue our greatest passions,” Becker says. “Owning as much stuff as possible is nobody’s greatest passion. It’s just what society tells us we’re supposed to do, and so people do it without even realizing they’ve sacrificed their passions along the way. By owning less, we are freed up to live more, to live whatever life it is that we wish we were living instead.”

Excerpt from “The Minimalist Home” by Joshua Becker via The Simple Dollar 

? Spreadsheets

Google Docs, Google Sheets, Slides, and Sites are getting a Material Design refresh with visual improvements throughout via Google Blog

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