Michael Leonard

Michael is a freelance personal finance writer.

His writing has been featured in Lifehacker, Goalcast, The Financial Diet, Rockstar Finance, and other major publications.

He's also published three books including, "Advice for My Younger Self: Success Habits for Health and Wealth." This book gave millennials and young adults the tools and resources to help them save, invest, plan a successful financial future.

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6 Best Health Sharing Plans

While it is definitely worth the leap of faith to become self-employed, one thing is for sure. Paying for your health insurance, after never having done so, is one of the biggest downsides to self-employment. If you’re not prepared for

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16 Legit Free Movie Websites

Did you know that there are several legit free movies websites out there? Obviously, there are a ton of sites like Netflix, but many of them require a subscription and those monthly fees can add up. Luckily, there are a

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10 Best Companies to Refinance Student Loans

Looking for the best companies to refinance student loans? We’ve got you covered. Refinancing your student loans is one of the best options to help you become debt-free and save money with lower monthly payments and long-term interest savings. There

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myFico Review: Is it Worth It to Check Your Credit?

Your credit score has a tremendous impact on your financial life, I like to think of it as the equivalent of your adult report card. But unlike school, your credit score stays with you forever. A high credit score can

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10 Best Mortgage Lenders to Buy a Home

Buying a home is a massive decision. It’s by far the biggest financial commitment you will have in your life. This is why knowing the best mortgage lenders is important. The best mortgage lenders can offer more competitive rates, lower

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Roth IRA vs. 401k: Which is Right For You?

Have you wondered what the difference is between a Roth IRA vs. 401k? If you have asked this question, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Somehow, our education system teaches us history and science, but forgets to teach the fundamentals of

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Can I Cash a Check Online?

Have you ever received a check and thought to yourself “can I cash a check online?” Checks are becoming a payment form of the past and it’s easy to see why. They are extremely inconvenient when it comes to actually

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What Percentage of My Income Should Go Toward Rent?

Are you paying too much for rent? Rent can be one of the largest monthly expenses. Keeping your monthly rent as low as possible can help you save money and avoid living paycheck to paycheck. Here is some advice to

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10 Best Pet Insurance Companies

The best pet insurance companies offer a variety of coverage options for your pet. How can you know which pet insurance company you should choose? It’s nice to know that if your pet got sick or needed emergency surgery you

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10 Ways to Get Amazon Prime for Free

Dont want to pay over $100 to get Amazon Prime? Here is how you can get an Amazon Prime membership for free. According to Entrepreneur.com, there are well over 100 million people that have Amazon Prime memberships. Based on those

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How to Save One Million Dollars (So You Can Retire Early)

One million dollars. The seven-figure club. The most famous quote from Austin Powers … “One MILLION dollars.” While a million dollars doesn’t have the same wow factor as it once had (Thank you, inflation), becoming a millionaire is nevertheless still