Last week, my fantasy football team earned me 0.01 ETH, or roughly USD 39.

It’s an online game that’s found the sweet spot between my multiple interests: sports, making money, and crypto.

I now spend a couple of (fun!) hours a week researching football stats, tinkering around with my team…


Perhaps the coolest thing I did in the summer of 2017 was building a machine that “printed” money.

To be specific, two of my friends and I built an Ethereum mining rig. We thought it’d be a fun project, and hopefully we’d make some money too.

Captain was our unofficial…


My 77-year-old dad tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago. I was worried sick, but thankfully on Day 10, his fever broke — he’s much better now.

It felt horrible, because I’m stuck here in Kuala Lumpur, 362 km away from my hometown. The never-ending lockdowns meant I couldn’t be…


Last week, during a talk by my financial advisers, I learned about the 7 Stages of Financial Independence. It covered the journey from financial dependence (reliant on other people to feed you) to financial abundance — rich enough to be a full-time philanthropist.

That led me down a rabbit hole…


In the first half of 2021, when crypto markets were going crazy — I frequently felt I was in quicksand at work. No matter how hard I struggled, I only fell in deeper, closer to drowning. I’ve always prided myself on being a stamina employee, able to go longer and…


The first time I came across the free benefits they give you with credit cards, I was astounded. What kind of financial alchemy was this, to allow me a bunch of sweet privileges for free?

It seemed too good to be true. And yet it was. I never entered millions…


A lot of money advice sucks, not because it’s wrong, but because it’s impractical.

I’ve often been guilty of this. Because I love to focus on broad principles instead of practical tips, some readers probably hate my style. “Stop philosophizing and just tell me what to do Aaron!”

Maybe it’s…


There are many parts to personal finance, but the one I think about all the time is investing.

It wasn’t always like this. At the beginning of my journey, I was more about saving — trying to “hack” things like credit card benefits and loyalty points — to try save…


I like to think I’m a complex person, but here’s one way I’m a basic bitch:

When I heard the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was up for voluntary registration, I jumped at it. Like an 11.11 flash sale hunter, I camped at my phone waiting for registration time to start. …


As I’m writing this, Dogecoin is up 8,239% in 2021.

Yes, a cryptocurrency designed as a joke (no doubt with the cutest mascot) has left every other asset in its dust. Sorry value investors.

Dogecoin’s performance even trounces Bitcoin’s relatively shitty 98% gains.

Last September, I wrote an article about…

Aaron Tang

I’m a writer, trainer & engineer — obsessed at getting the most out of life. Follow me at: http://mr-stingy.com.

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