Wow, I can’t believe it’s already April. Another year of my life has passed as I turn 28 this month. I’m now only two years from 30, which is both a scary and motivating thought. I have to get my butt in gear to make sure I, “get somewhere” by the time I’m thirty (I’m not sure what that means yet). On a less deep note, here are some personal finance posts from other blogs that I enjoyed reading this weekend. I hope you enjoy as well!
7 Reasons Why Failure is a Good Thing from Prairie Eco Thrifter writes about why failure can be good. She makes the case that failure means you have tried and that you have courage. She gives examples of some of the most successful people ever and how they failed a lot. If you ever think of yourself as a failure, be sure to read this. It will likely cheer you up and motivate you to get back up and get going.
A Simple Guide to Becoming a Millionaire from Faith and Finance outlines some very simple (but not easy) steps on how to become a millionaire by the time you retire. It’s pretty simple and straight forward. I’m guessing you have all seen and heard a similar story before, but if you want to revisit it and consider actually putting in place a plan like this, check this one out.
Getting Emotional About Money from Get Rich Slowly is a guest post by Danielle LaPorte, the author of The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms (I haven’t read it, so this is not an endorsement of it although it does look good). Her post on Getting Emotional About Money, however, is a good one. She points out how there is definitely a connection between your emotions and how you handle your money. She encourages us to look into our finances, find out why we’re doing what we’re doing, and make sure that we’re doing it on purpose.
Rethink Risk from Man vs. Debt encourages us to think about risk, not as acting and losing something important to you, but as not acting and looking back on how you didn’t do something important to you. I don’t think I’ve ever thought about it that way.
Why We’re Getting Completely Out of Debt from The Debt Myth digs deep into why Jackie, the blog’s author, has decided to pay her house off as quickly as possible to get completely out of debt. She points out the alternative strategies and how they aren’t for her. I like her arguments on how awesome it will be to have a paid for house. I’m completely on board with her strategy. Go Jackie!
A Thank-You Letter to Bosses from It Starts with Making Things Happen, asks readers, “How often do you thank your boss?” Thank them for what, you may ask? How about for putting so much effort into your company to keep it afloat during these tough economic times. How about continuing to give you a paycheck or two every month so you can keep your lights on. As this post reminds us, it’s often easy to be critical of your boss for all the things that aren’t going so well. How often do you take time to appreciate all that he or she does for you, your financial situation and your career?
Enjoy and have a great Palm Sunday everyone!