The 7 Personal Finance Articles We Loved This Week

By and | Thursday, November 30, 2017

I don’t know about you, but I am extremely excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas. But I won’t lie — I’m also a tad bit stressed. Between a couple of parties, traveling, and gifts for my family, I am already anticipating all that I’ll be spending over the next six weeks or so. And because I haven’t been super careful about my spending lately, it makes me a bit nervous.

Don’t get me wrong — when I look at my finances compared to this time last year, I’m really proud of how far I’ve come. But I haven’t been as conscious about not spending money lately (probably because seasonal spending when you’re excited about fall is real). Even though I talk about money for a living, it’s still super easy to neglect my own financial situation.

So I’m really glad J. Money included his own list of financial podcasts this week, because boy do I need a good holiday-themed kick in the pants. I’ll definitely be checking some of these out during my upcoming holiday travels — if you have a favorite, be sure to shout it out in the comments, then check out the rest of this week’s great articles!

1. The Most Popular Financial Podcasts as Rated by 100+ Money Bloggers – Rockstar Finance

“The results of our 3rd Rockstar 360 Report — tracking and analyzing the best podcasts on money, per 140+ financial bloggers.”

2. This Week’s Money Horoscope – Len Penzo

“Neptune is rising which indicates that some family members have been mooching off you for a little too long now. Empower them by sharing all your financial wisdom. Then kick those teenagers out of the house and give them the independence they’ve been asking for.”

3. Are You Unconsciously Spending on Likes Instead of Loves? – Phroogal

“Spend too much on your likes, wants, and needs, you won’t have enough for things you love.”

4. The Big Lebowski’s Lessons on Homeowners Insurance – I Dream Of FIRE 

“The last thing you want to do is have hundreds of gallons of sewage filling your basement and a small crew of people standing there looking at you saying, “We want the money, Lebowski,” before they get to work.”

5. $10/Day Can Be Life Changing – Ms. Liz Money Matters 

“He told her if she invested $100 a month she could have a million dollars.  Super, seriously, impactful to hear that in your mid-twenties. Not completely accurate (more about this later) but impactful.”

6. How Far Would You Go To Pay Off Debt? – Budgets Are Sexy

“Are you willing to get rid of all your things? Move back in with your parents? Sell your car? How about give up a left testicle?  Before you laugh at that last one, check this out…”

7. Lessons From My Stepfather – Save or Swim

“When you next have a $20 bill, put it in your pocket and keep it. Challenge yourself to see how long you can keep it there without spending it. Use it if you need it in case of an emergency, but otherwise, it should remain as an inspiration for your future wealth.”

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