Hello, and welcome to this weeks review. This is a truly enjoyable article to write each week because I think it’s important to follow as many personal finance blogs as possible in order to make informed decisions about your finances. Though personal finance bloggers are further down the road financially then others this doesn’t mean that you should follow every word they say, instead you should listen to many advisers, take in all the information and then make the best personal decision for you.
So here I discuss the top 5 articles from the week that I will take something away from, that I will implement in my life. What you find in these articles might not apply at all to you or your situation, or it may apply more so than in mine. It’s my hope that you decide the best course of action for you and then live the future life that makes you happy.
So without further ado, in no particular order here are my top five picks from this week.
1.3 Money Lies To Stop Telling Yourself In 2016 on Life And Budget
I’m personally guilty of every single one of these “lies” that we tell ourselves. The one that stung the most was that I will pay myself back later. I built up an emergency fund and found myself “borrowing” from it for things that are by far not a “emergency”. I always tell myself I’ll pay it back when I get paid a few days later or the week after but never do. I need to start saving and set aside fun money so instead of borrowing from the emergency fund I take from that. Time will tell whether or not I actually do that.
2.How To Make Your FIRST $100 Per Month on Stefanie O’Connell
$100 for most people isn’t life changing. It may change your week or get you out of a bind in certain times, but you’re not going to be able to retire off of finding a Benjamin on the ground.
Stefanie talks about that as well as what she is really talking about when it comes to making $100 a month. This is more than just finding a job that will make you that money, it’s about creating a system so that the money comes in every month.
Don’t confuse this with passive income because this does require a lot of work on your part but when it is all said and done you will be much happier with your monthly income. She also promises to explain next month how to turn that $100 a month into $500.
3.I’m Not Middle Class Anymore… on Millennial Money Man
I have always wanted to be considered “middle class”. I was always firmly in the “low class” status growing up. Until I got my own job and a number of raises I was still there. Finally after years of struggling I made it into middle class (we are talking about financially here).
In this article it discusses some changes to what qualifies you as low,middle, and high class. As well as gives you some thoughts on does it really mean you have a high class lifestyle if you make high class income?
4.Why You need To Start Your Own Website Today on Financial Samurai
Starting a website was one of the best things I’ve ever done. It has helped me realize how much work goes into running your own site, as well as how much work goes into writing a blog post. When reading blogs all the time you think it is easy to just sit and write a post in a few minutes. Truth be told hours go into everyone of my posts in order to make sure they are just right.
In this article it talks about the importance of having your own site, for personal and professional reasons.
5.How To Share Finances With Your Partner on Money After Graduation
One of the biggest reasons for divorce in this country is over financial reasons. For that reason it’s so important that you find a way to discuss any and all money concerns with your partner. Yes sometimes this can be difficult, especially when you don’t see eye to eye on things, but if you care at all for each other it must be something you do.
In Case You Missed These
And from My own site this week we have
My week was less busy than normal, I went driving only once (where I had planned almost everyday to go). I also had articles for the blog written last week and just scheduled to post so didn’t have to do much work on here. Next week though I’m getting back to the grind and will be getting some good posts written and set up to post.
How was your week? Did you accomplish all your goals? Any blog posts that I missed that you think would be good to read? Let me know in the comments.
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