A busy weekend for me, so I’ll keep this simple. Here are this weekend’s twelve awesome reads from the world of personal finance from this week. Enjoy!
Most of us are frugal in our own unique ways, some are more frugal than others, some need to be frugal in order to survive, and others simply don’t give a shit about frugality. Edward’s post on how we can learn frugality from the poor was a home-run, because part of embracing frugality is knowing what you can and can’t afford – therefore you get very good at rationalizations.
Daisy shares some great tips on saving on road trips. Sounds good to me, especially from someone who takes road trips every few months, and has been doing trekking for sometime now.
Canadian Budget Binder
When you get laid off, injured or become unemployed the money may stop coming in but the bills never stop. Are you prepared for this situation if it happens? Mr. CBB wrote a very real post by recommending a few strategies to survive unemployment due to job loss, injury or disability.
My Family Finances
Today children cost money; they don’t make it in the young age – and probably for the first 18 years of their life. That’s why John wrote a controversial piece on life insurance called; No. You Don’t Need to Buy Life Insurance for Your Children - which also got a lot of heat on Yahoo from some very unpleasant people. My two cents, and this coming from a non-parent – I see John’s points and it makes sense – therefore I agree.
Calling The Puts
John shares his two cents on why so many personal financial bloggers are broke to an earlier post written by Mike (The Financial Blogger) who initially posed the question. John makes some sound points – which I fully agree with.
Married With Debt
John who hails from Croatia (learned something new) is visiting Hvar – one of the most beautiful seaside cities along the Adriatic Sea. Having been fortunate enough to have visited Hvar twice – I can attest to the great food, weather, atmosphere and some history. If you’re thinking of trekking to Europe this year or in the future – read John’s greeting’s from Croatia post on a little insight.
Cents to Nonsense
LF did some moving and shaking – she switched to a different bank to avoid fees, and signed up with a new mobile carrier who offers more value – something that I’m in the process of doing as well. Cheers to starting fresh.
L Bee and the Money Tree
We all know personal finance is a little dry at times, and can get quite redundant – especially with the same posts, topics, and so on. Queen Bee gives all of us bloggers some food for thought on topics we should do less of and more of others in her post called 6 completely overdone financial blog topics. My two cents: Couldn’t agree more with you girl!
The Outlier Model
I’m not much of a seafood eater, yet eating fish for example lowers your risk of heart disease and stroke. Furthermore it offers some great omega-3 fatty acids blah blah blah ….but I still can’t get over the smell. Anyways, that’s neither here nor there, however for those of you fish lovers, CF wrote a quickie on how to tell if fish is fresh. Obviously, not all fish is fresh, and nobody likes bad smelly fish.
See Debt Run
Find anything and everything that you own and do not use, and make an attempt to sell it on eBay or Craigslist. This is part purging, part making money with some of your valuables and more importantly allocating the money from the proceeds towards something more useful. Jefferson and Michelle are doing that, and they started with their post on how to find $500 today by raiding your collections.
My Own Advisor
Another book giveaway by MOA, and it’s a book that I’m on the verge of finishing reading my self; The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing for Canadians. Make sure you enter the giveaway here.
Sam has been criticized for saving 50% of his income or too much money for that matter. Who’s to judge? He’s ahead than 90% of us already by saving 50% – most struggle to save even 20% – but who am I to judge? Like himself, I’ve heard the saying far too many times “I want to have fun”, which is just another excuse for not saving. Check out Sam’s post from earlier in the week; “I Want To Have Fun” – One Of The Worst Excuses For Not Saving
Thanks for stopping by and reading and to everyone for being part of this weekend’s Finance Fox Weekend Recap. We hope you enjoyed this week’s twelve awesome reads you might have missed, and see us again right here next weekend where we’ll do it all over again.
Have a great week ahead!
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