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  • Writer's pictureMarlon T. Wesh

Approximately Wrong

Updated: Nov 13, 2021

Have you ever heard of any financial “rule-of-thumb” metrics like… Save $1,000 in an emergency fund Save 10-15% of your income or… Max out your 401k for a secure retirement?

If so, isn’t it great that with five minutes of your time and a quick Google search you can learn all of the strategies you need to intelligently manage your finances? Oh! – and conveniently packaged in a “5 Tips” blog post, nonetheless?

If my sarcasm isn’t clearly coming through my writing, I’ll speak clearly.

Rule-of-thumb metrics are seriously dangerous for your finances and I’ll tell you why.


Marlon is a licensed financial advisor at and is known as "The Travel Nurse Financial Advisor". Marlon specializes in helping travel nurses crush their financial goals by helping them optimize taxes, accelerate retirement savings, and maximize their investments.

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