About Us

About - A glass mug sitting on a wall filled with golden beer.You’re probably wondering, who are the blokes writing on how to build your financial kingdom, why are they taking time on top of working full time to write, and why should I begin building my kingdom?

Take a walk with us young sir or madame down to our kingdom inn.

First, let’s grab ourselves a mug, filled to the brim.

Second, order your favorite meal. This one’s on us :).

Third, take a seat and let us celebrate another Duke joining the charge! A toast to you!

Now shall we begin our chat?


What is Duke of Dollars?

Duke of Dollars is a personal finance, investment, and lifestyle blog launched in 2017 by two close friends. One author is close to an early retirement, and the other just recently achieved a positive net worth. They both believe in relentlessly pursuing personal growth. Motivated by behavioral and mental models, the authors seek to learn from the experience of great people. They study strategies for success and diligently incorporate the best habits into their lives. Starting with themselves and expanding ever-outward, the authors seek to make the world a better place.

Who are the Master Dukes?

Master Duke Chris

I’m the younger of the two authors: a recent college graduate who endured financial hardship during those years. This instability at home meant I had to get a job, change my mindset very quickly, and start adulting! I went from caring about Xbox Live to working instead, so I could pay for my college education. I sought to stabilize my financial environment and also to become a steward of my own time. Both of these mindsets have been the driving forces in my life since, and I’m hoping to inspire the younger crowd to hop on the bandwagon early. The sooner you start on your financial journey, the easier it is to take control!

Master Duke Jack

I’m at the tail end of a white collar career. At an age when many of my peers are moving into middle management or senior leadership roles, I’m ready to jump out of the rat race entirely. I developed a lucrative and specialized skill set that allowed me to sell my time to the highest bidder in a global market. I married young and set roots in an area with a low cost of living. Combining a keen sense of frugality with a high income, I was able to sock away a substantial amount of money early in my life. Helped along by a perfectly timed recession and subsequent bull market, my passion for investing turbocharged my retirement efforts, and I’m on the verge of submitting my notice. But first – I have some loose ends to tie up and a few extraneous goals to meet while my marketable skills are at their peak. In other words, I suffer from onemoreyearitis. Part of my blogging efforts are intended to encourage me to more clearly defined my goals and strategies for pulling the escape hatch. While younger readers will benefit from Chris’s fresh and dope outlook (and his memes), the older cohort can tag along for my last couple years on the corporate treadmill.

Why are we writing to the world?

We’ve always been fascinated with people who are able to grow the people in their lives. Coaches like Coach Carter who help players change the course of their lives. Teachers like Erin Gruwell from Freedom Writers who breaks tradition by changing the culture for success. Executives who treat their employees as people instead of numbers – the list goes on.

When you have a passion in your life, and you see a need for education, you use it as an opportunity. We want to help the world in their quest to build their finances into a solid foundation, changing money into a tool they wield, rather than a scarce resource dictating their stress levels. We aspire to pass on values we believe help achieve the happiness so much desired in our society – growing a community a long the way.

Our goals and objectives are to enrich and educate those who are willing to commit, then sacrifice for their long term life ambitions towards financial success!

Join in the journey today -> there is only one way to earn the life you want, that is by deserving it!

Why build a kingdom and where to start?

Take a second to read our first post, it’ll put you on the right path!

What can we find on the blog?

We will be posting about various topics, from beginner personal finance to advanced. Below are the top level categories for you to browse.

Posts by Category:

Building Wealth -Accumulating Cash

There are many personal finance sites on the web. We provide easy steps to take on your journey to a wealthy life.

Take advantage of the tax breaks available to savers, understand the different types of accounts, and plow through the roadblocks of filling out a personal balance sheet.

Using Wealth – How to spend your accumulated cash

You have financial stability. How can you use it to make more? Buy a house? Donate to charity? Retire?

Lifestyle – Living a wealthy life

How to balance frugality with living your life. Examples: habits, stoicism, mindset, frugal or not frugal (that is the question), gratitude, appreciation.

Investing – Buying equities that create wealth

How to evaluate businesses for the long term. Index and ETF investing. Real estate. Creating a portfolio. If interest rates ever warrant the effort, we’ll cover fixed income as well.

The Great War of Debt – Follow along and become an ally to the war on debt!

Chis’s war on debt began January 1st, 2017. Check out the intro post for more details!

In Conclusion

Thank you for reading more about us. We look forward to hearing from you. Let us know how your journey is going!