No Worries shows how anyone can live a stress-free financial life and build wealth for the long term.
This is not about millions of tiny decisions that drain the joy from life, like skipping daily coffee to save a few pounds. And it’s not simply about having more money.
The secret lies in adopting the right attitude to money and getting a small number of big things right.
In his unique style, drawing on decades of expertise, finance expert Jared Dillian gives us the essential facts about personal finance that will help you see things as you never have before.
-how the right kind of abundance mindset works wonders how to purge the urge to splurge (without making life a drag)
-the most effective ways to use credit cards that no one tells you about
-the smart ways to buy big-ticket items, from houses to cars
-what’s gone wrong with student loans and how to use them sensibly
-how to ace investing with the set-and-forget Awesome Portfolio.
No matter where you are in your finance journey, Jared can help you get your finances in better shape than 99% of other people – so that you can get on with your life as your wealth builds.
Do that and you’ll have no financial stress, and no worries.
Jared Dillian is the editor of The Daily Dirtnap, a daily market newsletter for investment professionals, continuously published since 2008. He graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1996 with a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science, from the University of San Francisco in 2001 with an MBA, concentration in Finance, and from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2023 with an MFA in Writing. Jared worked for a small floor market maker on the Pacific Options Exchange from 1999–2000, and was a trader for Lehman Brothers from 2001 to 2008, specializing in index arbitrage and ETF trading. Additionally, Jared was an adjunct professor in the business program at Coastal Carolina University.
Jared is also an investment strategist at Mauldin Economics, and previously contributed to Bloomberg Opinion, Forbes and TheStreet.com. His media appearances include MSNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg TV, BNN, The New York Times, LA Times, Business Insider, Marketwatch, Yahoo! Finance, and dozens of local and syndicated radio programs. From 2019–2021, he was the host of The Jared Dillian Show, a nationally syndicated radio show on personal finance, and is now the host of the Be Smart podcast. In his spare time, Jared is a progressive house DJ and speaks frequently on mental health issues at financial institutions.
He is the author of Street Freak: Money And Madness At Lehman Brothers, which was named Businessweek’s #1 general business book of 2011; the novel All The Evil of This World, published in 2016; and Those Bastards: 69 Essays, coming in 2023. He lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
"In a world that embraces conformity and convention, Jared Dillian is an independent thinker with a unique voice. He has truly worthwhile insights and understandings."
— Gregory Zuckerman, Author and Special Writer, The Wall Street Journal
"There are many ways to get rich these days, but most of them involve taking huge risks or getting extremely lucky. Jared Dillian skillfully takes us down an alternative pathway to getting what we want—wealth without astonishing feats, security without trade-offs. No matter where you're starting from, No Worries has something to teach you."
— Joshua M. Brown, star of CNBC's The Halftime Report, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management
“Francis Bacon said ‘Money is a great servant but a bad master.’ In No Worries, Jared Dillian presents an actionable and understandable guide that gives you a step-by-step plan to de-stress your financial life, focusing on how to structure your financial affairs and your attitudes about money. I highly recommend reading it so that you can create a more positive mindset and stop worrying."
— Jim O'Shaughnessy, Author, What Works on Wall Street, and Founder, O'Shaughnessy Ventures LLC
“A fierce and formidable talent. No Worries is the new gold standard for personal finance literature. This book will help ordinary people take charge of their money and minimize their financial stress for decades to come.”
— John Mauldin, founding partner, Mauldin Economics
“This is the best personal finance book I have ever read and the only one you need. Dillian clearly explains how a few big decisions will eliminate financial stress from your future. And he explains why the majority of mainstream financial advice will turn you into an unhappy CF. If you want to be free of financial stress and live a rich and fulfilling life, read No Worries.”
— Brent Donnelly, Author, Alpha Trader and The Art of Currency Trading
“If it’s true that the key to gradually accumulating wealth is not the act of spotting the latest trend but instead avoiding crippling mistakes, then the most valuable commodity a financial adviser could pass along is wisdom. Jared Dillian’s latest book No Worries is filled with wisdom. At a time when financial literacy is sorely lacking, Jared’s book serves as a guidebook for each phase of life. In other words, there’s advice on education choices, selecting the right life partner, house buying, as well as managing everyday topics like credit card debt and your daily purchase of matcha. (Psst—Go ahead and buy the drink. It’s a small thing and like Jared says in No Worries, you’re going to get the big things right.)”
— Joe Peta, Author, Trading Bases and Moneyball For the Money Set
“Learn to get the big decisions right, and live a stress-free life. Jared lays out the plan—read it, learn to make the big key decisions, and get on living. Leave the scarcity mentality behind and embrace a life of abundance and happiness! And don’t be a CF. Read the book to find out what that is!”
— Meb Faber, Founder, Cambria Investment Management
“I found myself nodding in agreement as I read this insightful book. I’m glad Jared took the time to work through these common sense ideas, and I plan on buying copies for all three of my adult children.”
— Barry Knapp, Managing Partner, Ironsides Macroeconomics
“No Worries is Jared Dillian’s canon of personal finance wisdom pointed straight at your heart. He lays down the three big decisions that shape your finances, offers soft guide rails for your financial behavior, and prepares you to live a stress-free economic life if you take him up on his advice. Jared offers smart spending, saving, earning, and investing strategies to bullet-proof your bank account. No Worries is, without a doubt, a book to be passed on to future generations to save them from lives with financial stress. What more could you ask for?”
— Tony Greer, editor, Morning Navigator
“Among the crowd chorus of sameness on Wall Street there are a few voices that stand out. Jared Dillian is one such voice. No Worries is a reflection of his optimistic approach to life. It’s not a get rich book, it’s a get right book. Jared’s thoughtfulness shines by focusing on the reader using introspection as the foundation to conquering the big issues and achieving a stress-free life.”
— Charles Payne, Host, Making Money with Charles Payne
“All things money have historically been at the top of any list about the origins of stress. Regardless of one’s situation, the same holds true today. Fortunately, Jared has provided us with a roadmap for a stress free financial life. His ability to take his experiences and expertise into a well thought out and easily digestible book provides his readers with some much needed advice and subsequent solace. This is the right book at the right time!”
— Guy Adami, Star of CNBC’s Fast Money, and Co-Founder, RiskReversal Media
“Another gem from Jared. No Worries has stellar advice for all of us, written with the superior wit and zingers we come to expect from the Czar of Market Sentiment. Well done!!”
— Vincent Daniel and Porter Collins, Partners, Seawolf Capital Management
“With No Worries, Jared Dillian does an incredibly important job in simplifying and clarifying an investing landscape growing more complex by the day. Jared’s unique and hugely enjoyable style will empower all readers to eliminate stress and safeguard their financial future.”
— Grant Williams, Host, The Grant Williams Podcast