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.
Debt payoff stories are awesome. They’re one of my favorite things to read. I honestly can’t relate that much – I never had a ton of debt to deal with. I still love hearing about how people made the decision to tackle their debt, though. The things they’ve had to deal with along the way are always interesting.
This story is no exception.
It’s surprising to me to see such a mix of emotions – then again I’ve never had to deal with $80k in non-mortgage debt.
Merging money when you get married can be confusing, messy, or just flat out scary. Diane posts over at The Simple Dollar about her experiences as a newly-wed dealing with the challenges of shared expenses.
These are the sorts of challenges that lots of people face, but I wish were less taboo. Admittedly they’re sometimes tough conversations, but they don’t need to be.
Hopefully as we start to be more open about our financial situations these sorts of things will start to go away.
If you’ve ever wanted a motivational post, this is it! Here’s the deal: we can want and wish and dream all day long. It’s easy, and honestly it’s super fun. One of my favorite things is buying a lotto ticket when it’s over about $400 million.
But I know the odds are stacked against me – in the case of the lottery, a lot. However I also know that there are things I can do – actions I can take today – to go and get what I want. Zach has a great challenge to join the 5% club. I know that in 2018 I’ll be joining that challenge – will you?
That’s it for this week! If you have a blog that I might not know about, let me know in the comments!