Each week I’m going to try to put together a list of 3-5 great blog posts I’ve read from other personal finance bloggers. These posts are a collection of things I find interesting and thought-provoking, and if you like the content I’m posting I’d encourage you to check out some of the posts in this list. There are many more posts I recommend throughout the week on Twitter – if you aren’t following me yet, please head over there and give me a Follow or follow me on Facebook.
The great thing about being more conscious of what we’re doing with our money is that it increases our capacity to help other people, both with our money and our time. Sometimes personal finance bloggers get a bad rep and are called selfish or greedy. Not the case, argues Apathy Ends – and he’s got a few charity hacks to prove it.
Headlines like “274 ways to save $500 by this weekend” are a bit egregious, no doubt. But when you pull the nuggets out and actually look at changing just one thing in your life, how much of an impact can it have? Courtney at Your Average Dough examines that question with a few easy examples. Apply these to your life – really, how much of a difference will it make in your life to stop using bottled water?
Bitcoin, if you aren’t familiar, is a cryptocurrency – essentially a currency that isn’t created or crafted by any government. You can buy bitcoin and use it for some online purchases; some retailers, like Microsoft for example, will take it as payment. And it’s been on a huge value increase in the past few years. So Jeff at Maximum Cents wonders, should you put your money into it? If you’ve ever wondered if you should, give this article a read first!
That’s it for this week! If you have a blog that I might not know about, let me know in the comments!