What’s Going On in the Blogosphere: Episode 7

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.

 

The Green Swan: The Swan’s FIRE Prowess Gauge

This isn’t a new one, but it’s awesome. The Green Swan writes about the ‘FIRE Prowess Gauge’ – a way to take a look at how ready for financial independence you are. Savings rate is great. This is better, and easier. It’s super simple, and it’s quite literally caught fire in the personal finance community. I’ll be adding to the chain of other PF bloggers at some point as well.

Read More: The Swan’s FIRE Prowess Gauge

 

Budgets are Sexy: My Life (And Finances) After Escaping a Cult

J Money runs Budgets are Sexy and is pretty much a legend in the personal finance world. This post is actually a guest post from Ava at Millennial Money Challenge, and it’s a long but super personal and interesting read. I love how open people in the blogging community are, both to sharing the good and the bad. Ava’s overcome a lot in her life and provides inspiration for others who may be facing their own challenges.

Read More: My Life (And Finances) After Escaping a Cult

 

My Strategic Dollar: 5 Steps To Getting On The Same Financial Page As Your Spouse

Another guest post over at My Strategic Dollar this week, coming from Andy at Marriage, Kids & Money. Being on the same page as your spouse – on things outside of just finances, too – is important. If you’re struggling in the finance realm, Andy offers some good tips on approaching these conversations, which can sometimes be uncomfortable.

Read More: 5 Steps To Getting On The Same Financial Page As Your Spouse

 

Your Average Dough: Increase Your Savings Account by Overbudgeting

It seems slightly counter-intuitive, right? How could you increase your savings by overbudgeting? Courtney at Your Average Dough actually lays it out pretty easily, and it makes a lot of sense. It actually kind of falls in line with one of my posts from last week. If you’re struggling to actually save more money, use these tricks to just make it happen without you really noticing.

Read More: 5 Steps To Getting On The Same Financial Page As Your Spouse

 

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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11 Comments

  1. Thanks for the support Dave! I appreciate you mentioning the article. I’m learning every day how to succeed with my marriage and money. I look forward to learning more from you!

    1. Of course Andy!

      I am too – it’s a constant learning process for sure. I’ve always been a big advocate of open and honest communication. That’s half the battle right there!

    1. Yeah, the original post is older but a ton of people have been posting their progress lately. It’s incredible! Definitely a cool way to look at your finances; a bit of innovation in the FIRE community.

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