The Daily Dirtnap with Jared Dillian

Jared Dillian; Veteran On the Move

This episode features Joe Crane interviewing Coast Guard Academy graduate and entrepreneur Jared Dillian. Dillian planned his transition by starting his MBA while on active duty and landed a trading job at Lehman Brothers. There, he began writing a newsletter that sparked his writing career.

They discuss his journey as a writer, including his popular newsletter “The Daily Dirtnap” and his four published books. Joe and Jared delve into Dillian’s book “No Worries,” discussing common financial stressors and strategies for eliminating them. Dillian emphasizes the importance of prioritizing big financial decisions to minimize everyday worries.

He also highlights the value of financial literacy and shares how military skills like time management and perseverance translate to success in the civilian world.

Episode Resources: 

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No Worries: How to live a stress-free financial life


About Our Guest   

Jared Dillian is the editor of The Daily Dirtnap, a daily market newsletter for investment professionals, continuously published since 2008. Jared is the founder of Jared Dillian Money and has previously contributed to Bloomberg Opinion, Forbes and 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 also the author of Street Freak: Money And Madness At Lehman Brothers, which was named Businessweeks #1 general business book of 2011; the novel All The Evil of This World, published in 2016 and Those Bastards: 69 Essays, which published in 2023.


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