I mentioned in Why Dollar Habits? I read a ton of personal finance blogs and I am excited to play content curator and share valuable content from some of my favorite bloggers. Now that I’m a blogger myself (crazy!), I read even more blogs and come across even more awesome content.
I am beyond excited to introduce Dollar Habits’ Money Mash-up, a weekly series sharing some of the best personal finance articles on the internet. The idea is to publish this curated list of content on Fridays, but in true Chandler Bing noncommittal fashion, depending on my schedule, they might be posted on Saturdays or, hold the phone, even on Sunday. Regardless of which weekend day the mash-up is posted, fully expect it to destroy any plans for productivity for your weekend. You’re welcome.
I love reading other bloggers’ roundups and find myself getting lost in the sea of awesome content they curate and share. Some of my current favorite roundups are by ThinkSaveRetire, Get Rich Quick’ish and Some Random Guy Online, to name but a few. SRGO’s roundup is rather new, but I love his focus on featuring newer blogs.
I hope you will enjoy this series as much as I imagine I will enjoy putting it together. I hope the personal finance articles featured here will inspire, challenge, educate, and impact you in a positive way.
Five articles will be featured each week, but … wait, there’s more! Since this is the inaugural Money Mash-up, this week will be a little different. I have chosen to feature four awesome articles from this past week and also include six of my favorite articles from recent memory.
Without further ado …
Awesome New Articles
Doubling Dollars asks Why Do You Go To Work? It’s a legit question and Mr. DD offers several potential motives. If you are an Office Space fan, you’ll love this post.
Rental Mindset also poses a thought-provoking question with Are The Rich Getting Richer Thanks to Your Actions? There is a lot of food for thought in this article, but I love that Brian causes us to take pause and evaluate our actions and the consequences, both good and bad, of said actions. I think a lot of people could stand to benefit from this line of thinking.
Optimize Your Life recommends to Make a Plan! (Or Don’t). I’m a planner by nature, so it’s refreshing to see some empirical evidence indicating I am actually doing something right, for once. Benjamin Franklin said it best with “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”
Mustard Seed Money combines two of my personal interests, finances and baseball, and does a killer job of highlighting the commonalities of the two. With this being opening week of baseball season, it only seemed fitting to include an awesome article about baseball and money.
Oldies but Goodies
Epic Quiver has traveled the world and then some and met some really amazing people during his travels. He shares some lessons learned from the carnival and introduces us to a seemingly broke-ish surfer named Mick, but Mick is more than what he seemed. There are some really valuable lessons here.
Four Pillar Freedom drops wisdom on his blog on a regular basis, but one post in particular really hit home with me. According to Zach, My Future Is What I Make It. I’ll take door number two, please!
Millennial Money throws down on how to really save money commuting. You’ll recognize Grant as the millennial millionaire gracing the pages of MSN, CNBC and a bunch of other media outlets and for good reason. Back to this article – I contend with a So. Cal. commute daily and I am so over it! Have you calculated the true cost of your commute?
Get Rich Quick’ish shows that not only can a family of six survive on one-income, but they can thrive. As a relatively new one-income family (3 years strong) we have yet to reach the point of thriving, but this article proves it can be done and is incredibly inspiring and informative. If you are a one-income family or plan to become one, this is for you.
Mr. Tako Escapes lays out the path to financial independence. This post is almost a year old, but its value is timeless. Wherever you are on your road to financial independence, even if you are just starting out, this is a must read if FI is your goal.
Millennial Money Man offers an important reminder that everyone starts at zero. It’s easy to lose perspective when comparing ourselves to others and the success they have achieved. It’s important to remember everyone starts at zero. However, it’s up to you how far you go.
And … that’s a wrap on the maiden Money Mash-up. Have an awesome weekend!
As always, I learn from your feedback, so lemme hear from ya. Do you like the idea for this series? Any suggestions on how to make it even better? Have you already read any of these? Which was your favorite and why?