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About: Thank you for stopping by the Best Interest. I’m Jesse Cramer. I’m an engineer and an avid reader/writer. The Best Interest started as my creative outlet, but it’s gained national recognition for explaining complex personal finance ideas in simple terms. And now I want to bring those ideas to you.
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Year Started: 2019
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Turkey, Money, COVID, and MoreNovember 23, 2020
Your Retirement Savings Goal for 2021November 19, 2020
Personal Finance Shortcuts: Re-train Your Money BrainNovember 13, 2020
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