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Every morning, I have a list of blogs I like to visit. If they wrote something I like, I tend to make a comment or share it via Twitter or Facebook.
I’d like to say the internet is full of stuff I enjoy reading, but sadly that’s not the case. However I do have some favorites and I’d like to share them with you.
Here’s some recent articles I’ve really enjoyed and I hope you will too.
The Best Money Management Articles On Line
I stumbled across Joshua Becker’s blog, Becoming Minimalist a couple of weeks ago and can’t stop reading his stuff!
This particular article, 21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own was written within a few days of when I wrote The Shocking Truth About Clutter.
The message of over-consumption of material goods and the ugly truth that stuff can’t and won’t buy you happiness, is worth the time to read. While you’re there, poke around at his other content. He’s got a great message to share and his thought-provoking writing style will get you thinking about your own circumstances and where you might want to make changes in your own life.
Although his site is not technically a “money management” site, you’ll quickly see why I include it here, at the top of the list no less, in my best of best articles.
What I liked about her message is how spot on she is when she talks about how focused we are all now and getting what we want, whether it be a nap, or a new pair of shoes. When we fail to take a step back and think about the long-term consequences of our decisions, we end up giving ourselves more grief, angst and worry than if we took a look at the big picture.
Enemy of Debt has a great article called Tell the Joneses To Go To Hell, They’ll Respect You For It.
Having your convictions firmly planted in place helps you to stay on YOUR path and not get caught up in what others may think about your decisions or choices. When you don’t care what others think, you find yourself happier and less likely to get caught up with keeping up with the Joneses.
The Broke Beautiful Life, wrote a great piece, Making New Room For Spending Priorities, which highlighted very nicely why you should evaluate your spending priorities and really determine how you want to spend your money.
Will she color her hair or won’t she isn’t the real issue. It’s about figuring out how to take the budget she has, pay her bills, and allocate the remaining money on things that are important to her.
For me, this was a no brainer. I’ve been coloring my hair, getting my nails done and regular pedicures for years. I’m a girly girl, and the only time I didn’t do this was when I was broke. Once I had more disposable income, I went back to my regular personal care routine.
We all have to make spending decisions, but Stephanie shares with us how to do it consciously.
Michelle over at Making Sense of Cents wrote a compelling piece about home ownership and being house poor. In Is Being House Poor Limiting You?, she talks about what many forget about – all the other expenses that go into the upkeep and maintenance of a house. If you purchase at the highest end of what you’re pre-approved for, what are you going to do about all the other expenses? How will you keep up.
Her perspective is right on. I encourage anyone considering buying a home now, or in the future to read this article.
Well, those are some of my favorites from around the web. Let me know what you think of these articles or if you found some you like even better. I’m always interested in reading what others are saying in the world of money management.