Editorial Note: You guys! Earlier this week we passed 500 comments on the blog. This is a really great achievement I’m super proud of, and I just want to thank you guys for being awesome supporters and continuing to read what I’m putting out. I love putting together my Saturday posts because for as much as you guys love what I write, I also love what other people write, and I really enjoy getting to share that with you.
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.
Piggy’s back at Bitches Get Riches to chat about what she calls Financial Vampires – people (and things) in your life that suck you dry of your money. She offers a few good examples and then some ways to combat them, including rocket launchers and wooden stakes. Buckle up for this one.
Bobby‘s got a point: in the personal finance space we often see bloggers dissing the 9-5. After all, it’s all about minimalism, upping your savings rate to 99%, ditching the 9-5, and retiring to a beach in Tahiti. Okay, so it’s not that extreme, but sometimes it can seem like there’s utter disdain for typical jobs. Not convinced that EVERYONE falls into this camp, Bobby ran a quick test in his FB group (which is pretty sweet) and found out that, in fact, many people can and do find legit happiness in their work.
Alright, so this one isn’t a personal finance blog (and it’s from 2014, though I just encountered it this week), but if you haven’t read Wait But Why…you really should. As a warning, it’s got some EPIC posts – as in, a post I read earlier was over 15,000 words long (for reference, some of the longer posts I’ve written are around 2000 words, maybe). In this post, we go deep into why we are self-conscious, why we care about what other people think, and how to deal with those feelings. It’s amusing, fascinating, and educational all at the same time.
That’s it for this week! If you have a blog that I might not know about, let me know in the comments!