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!
Fellow Minnesota resident, The Money Wizard, was featured on a Yahoo Finance article a while back for having some serious cash saved up at a young age. Of course, this is the Internet, and that means the trolls and naysayers came out in great abundance. The Money Wizard highlights some of the best comments he read after the article posted.
It’s easy to be hyper-focused and very serious about personal finance. Keeping a light tone, rolling with the punches, and laughing at how much shade is thrown is a great skill The Money Wizard shows off. This was one of the most entertaining articles I’ve read all month.
Just Another Dollar is run by Ryan and Alyssa, and they are on a mission to crush over $100k in debt (and are chugging along steadily). FOMO, or “Fear of Missing Out”, is a phenomenon that explains the feelings of regret and fear one has when they miss out on something. It can be embodied in many ways – perhaps your fear of missing out means you end up going out with friends instead of staying in, even though you can’t afford it. In the age of Social Media, it’s getting even worse. Alyssa dissects some ways that FOMO has unhealthy financial impacts on your life.