The Friday Feast ~ the 14th of April

Published April 14, 2017   Posted in Friday Feast

The personal finance community is filled with so many talented writers and inspiring families in search of something better out of life than the traditional society-approved plan of buying lots of stuff and retiring in your 60s if you’re lucky.

Here is a look at the best of this week’s personal finance blogs.

In this episode of Friday Feast: Wallet Hacks, Finance Yo Self, Common Core Money, Marriage Kids and Money, The Wallet Moth, Mapped Out Money, Wealth Well Done, Enwealthen, Retirement Manifesto, The Wild Wong.

readingWelcome to the end of another week. The Friday Feast is my opportunity to highlight some of the best personal finance content that I read during the week. Both old and new articles get mentioned here because I enjoy going through people’s posting archives.

Now, on to the personal finance blogosphere!

First, Wallet Hacks gives us the low-down on how work-from-home scams trick us.

And Finance Yo Self introduces us to the “Fuck It!” budgeting system.

My favorite post of the week

My favorite post this week comes from Common Core Money who wrote about his stupid financial decisions earlier in life.

I can personally relate to a few of these, including the cars. I dropped a half year’s salary right out of college to buy a Corvette. What else?

“Becoming the incredible Hulk during my undergrad years.  I went from a scawny 160 pounds to a buffed out 182 pounds.  UC Santa Barbara was like a country club where everyone had to look like a fitness model.”

And, how about this: “Getting a divorce.  This one was for the best and in the end everything worked out but at the time my ex-wife and I were pulling in nearly $11K a month as school administrators.”

More from the personal finance community

Marriage, Kids and Money writes about what mortgage freedom looks like at 35!

Who needs a mortgage when you got alternative ways to live your life? The Wallet Moth reports!

Also, Mapped Out Money talks about investing even though he’s still in debt.

Lastly, Wealth Well Done argues that forgiveness is a free way to create wealth.

Honorable mentions: Enwealthen chatted with me about financial literacyRetirement Manifesto talks about moving your retirement from good to great, and lastly, The Wild Wong says “grow thicker skin” is bad advice.

Photo of the week

We are finally on the road and traveling full-time. Here’s a shot I captured from Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. Amazing park and absolutely stunning views. More photos available here!

Endless red rocks and amazing landscapes

Thanks for reading, and cheers to another financially productive week ahead!

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10 responses to “The Friday Feast ~ the 14th of April”

  1. TheRetirementManifesto says:

    Hey Steve! “Great” to be part of your Friday Feast today! Also, love the pics, keep ‘me coming!

  2. Professor says:

    Really enjoyed that Common Core Money piece . . . thanks for sharing. Dude does an outstanding job assessing his mistakes and pushing forward . . . something we can all learn from in our FI journey!

  3. DadsDollarsDebts says:

    That is a beautiful picture and thanks for introducing me to some new bloggers! Ha and the “Fuxx it budgeting system!” Brilliant.

  4. Hey Man, thanks for including us at @ Wealth Well Done. As I was writing the article, it suddenly dawned on me: One of the easiest ways to create wealth is simply doing things that are free and make you feel better about yourself and your life, because wealth is ultimately a feeling. Forgiving people and events who have hurt you in the past may be one of the hardest things for people to do in life, but it is one of the cheapest ways you can feel better about yourself and move on from that pain and start creating a wealthier life. Thanks, brother!

    • Steve says:

      So true, Bill! I find hate to be exhausting. Being upset all the time…or just plain walking around like a grump. Who needs it? Certainly not me!

  5. Andy Hill says:

    Thanks for including me Steve! I’m inspired by your early retirement. First step=rid ourselves of mortgage. Working on planning our next steps now!

    • Steve says:

      You’re very welcome, Andy! You are definitely kicking some butt over there, my friend. You got your head screwed on straight and aiming at a worthy goal that’ll ensure your happiness for YEARS to come.

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