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A Personal Finance Thriller Modest Money7 Comments


For the last six months or so I have been working on my first novel, a personal finance thriller entitled Cream City Hustle. While there are financial thrillers out there, it is a fairly small genre. I’m not even certain that a would be sub-genre, personal finance thrillers, has any entrants. If so, it has to be a minute number.

While I enjoy running my blog,, I was looking for a different way to be more creative and communicate with those interested in personal finance; something different from the blog or my first book, RENDEZVOUS WITH RETIREMENT: A Guide to Getting Fiscally Fit, a non-fiction ‘how to’ book on preparing for retirement.

The idea behind the book was simple; communicate personal finance concepts and ideas within the framework of a fictional thriller.
The execution was more difficult. I wanted to avoid simply ‘plugging’ personal finance concepts and practices  into a story. I wanted to share them is such a way that they fit naturally into the story and are easily absorbed by the reader as the tale unfolds. Taking on the challenge intrigued me.

The story’s protagonist, 20…

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By : Adam | 16 Oct 2014
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Saving on Sunshine — How to Spend Less in Turkey

By : Adam | 14 Oct 2014

With beaches, warm temperatures, and plenty to see and do, Turkey is more popular with tourists than ever before. But as this is incredible country has continued to become a bigger and bigger favorite, thanks to regions like Dalaman and Antalya, so has the average …

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The Top Ten Benefits of Accepting Credit Cards in Your Business

By : muhammad | 9 Oct 2014

Credit cards have become the norm. According to researchers, more than 60 percent of the US prefers to carry credit cards rather than cash. As a result, small retailers do need credit card machines to process card payments. However, small retailers often think twice about …

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John Hancock – the Manager of Managers

By : Adam | 9 Oct 2014

John Hancock has grown with the American economy and culture over the past 152 years. Since their 1862 founding, John Hancock has grown in status and specialty to have influence in all sides of the financial system. Today John Hancock is known as a “manager …

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How to Get a Good Financial Start in Life

By : Adam | 6 Oct 2014

The following is a guest post about getting a good financial start in life. If interested in submitting a guest post, please read my guest post policy and then contact me. I’m in a pretty comfortable financial position. I’m not rich, but I definitely don’t …

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Understand your Financial Aid Award Letter [INFOGRAPHIC]

By : Adam | 29 Sep 2014

Once you are accepted into college and have filled out the FAFSA, you will start receiving financial award letters from each of your schools of choice with different financial aid results. These letters will include all federal, state, and college-specific financial aid award information for …

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A Future without Contact

By : Adam | 24 Sep 2014

We’ve seen it in the movies, we’ve read about it in books, but paying for items with just a tap of your phone is now a real and viable option in modern day times. The world of NFC (Near Field Communication) is rapidly expanding and …

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