My Top 10 Highest-Earning Articles of 2022

Thousands of dollars in earnings from just a few articles!

Talia Diaz


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That’s a wrap on my first full year of writing on Medium!

My husband and I are off work for the remainder of 2022. We’ll be spending the next few weeks catching up on some much-needed R&R, and I likely won’t be writing much (if at all).

But, just before I close up shop for the year, I’m taking a look back at my Medium performance in 2022.

Below are the top 10 articles that drove the bulk of my earnings.


#10. The Single Most Impactful Money Hack I’ve Been Able To Pull Off

My husband and I moved from the NYC area to the Midwest and kept our NYC-level salaries. And because the relocation lowered our cost of living substantially, our financial picture dramatically changed.

This is the story of what happened!

Earnings: $152

#9. What I Learned On My Journey From Lower to Upper Class

I recount some of the rough times I had growing up with limited financial resources and discuss how much my life has changed for the better.

I also share some of my biggest learnings throughout my journey.

Earnings: $173

#8. Dear Employers: Do You Really Think We’re This Desperate?

I discuss a negative experience I had during the interview process with a major Fortune 500 company.

And it poses the question — do employers really think we’ll stand for this shit?

Earnings: $242

#7. The Wealthiest Couple I Know Has Me Completely Shook

I chat about my friends’ insanely lavish lifestyle and wonder — HOW ON EARTH can they afford this?

Earnings: $245

#6. I Live In A Rural Town — The Median Downtown Home Here Is Now $1,000,000+



Talia Diaz

I write about all things personal finance, navigating the corporate world, and challenging the status quo. Let’s get to work 💜