What’s Going On in the Blogosphere: Episode 19

The personal finance blogosphere - the world of blogs - is vast

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.

Minafi: Data Says the Millennial Early Retirement Age is 40

Adam had put together an insanely awesome Interactive Guide to Early Retirement and Financial Independence that was all the buzz on Reddit, Rockstar Finance, and – well, basically everywhere. I’d mentioned it in a previous Blogosphere roundup, but if you haven’t seen it, check it out. The great thing about that tool? He got to take a look at all the data – which is a lot, given how popular it was. and he was able to slice and dice that data and had some interesting observations. This one’s definitely worth the read.

Damn Millennial: Stranger Things in Finances: Be Weird To Succeed!

Damn Millennial‘s main hypothesis is that “in America we are trained to learn, earn, and then burn!” And basically that sucks. It’s an interesting topic – something I’ve touched on a bit here – but clearly the status quo doesn’t cut it for many of the people in the younger generation. Sometimes you need to be weird.

Vow of Practicality: Why Experiences Make Us Happy, and Crap Doesn’t

C.J. at Vow of Practicality takes a step back a few generations to take a look at what made humans happy before we became obsessed with smart phones, televisions, and luxury cars. It’s an interesting point of view and reminds me a lot of Mr Money Mustache’s philosophy of being content with less “stuff”. This sort of stuff is a huge pillar of minimalism and has a lot of merit behind it.

That’s it for this week! If you have a blog that I might not know about, let me know in the comments!

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    1. Yeah so true. I like the roundups that are done when it’s done by a blog I read a lot, because typically a lot of the posts are kind of similar in nature as far as general breadth of topics covered, writing style, etc.

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