Drew Housman

Contributor

Drew is a former professional basketball player and a Harvard graduate. He is passionate about writing content that empowers people to improve their careers, save more money, and achieve financial independence. His writing has been featured on MarketWatch, Business Insider, and <a href="http://www.espn.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/36955/when-jeremy-lin-takes-over-your-team" rel="noopener">ESPN</a>.

How to Break a Lease Early – and Gracefully

I’ve been moving around a lot in the past 18 months, and I’m not talking minor jaunts across town. I’ve gone from Los Angeles, to Madison, Wiscon…

Why Mistiming The Market Can Be Disastrous

Advocates of buy-and-hold stock investing make a strong case as to why it can be disastrous for a novice investor to try to time the stock market…

The Secret to Getting a College Kid to Start Investing

Disclosure: TheSimpleDollar.com has an advertising relationship with some of the offers included on this page. However, the rankings and listings…

Why This Professor Says College Is a Waste of Money

In our increasingly uncertain world, there’s still one thing almost everyone seems to agree on: the value of a college degree. In the moder…

Get More Work Done: Eight Ways to Avoid the ‘Halfway Zone’

More often than I’d like to admit, I find myself working on a task, but not really working on the task. For instance, I’ll start a writing…

What Playing College Basketball Taught Me About Money Management

I recently read a fascinating article that explores why the No. 1 pick in last year’s NBA draft is struggling in the pros this season. The upshot…

The Most Motivating Financial Chart I’ve Ever Seen

While perusing the financial blogosphere on a lazy Sunday, I came across a unique chart called “The Early Retirement Grid.” The grid’…

The Paradoxical Power of Idleness

In 1935, the influential British philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote an essay titled “In Praise of Idleness.” In it, he extolled the virtues of re…

A Simple Tactic for Improving Sleep That 84% of People Miss

As the famous management consultant Peter Drucker said, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Most of us intuitively understand the po…

Five Apps to Build Better Habits (or Break Bad Ones)

It’s not a revelation to say that most of us would be more focused, accomplished, and satisfied people if we developed stronger habits. We all in…

The Most Efficient, Science-Based Way to Learn and Memorize Practically Anything

For the first 28 years of my life, I thought there was only one way to memorize information: brute force repetition. If my schooling taught me an…

Millions of Millennials Spend More on Coffee (and Other Things) Than Retirement

As a millennial personal finance writer, I sometimes find myself aghast at the ways my fellow millennials are spending money. One only has to loo…