For the past several weeks I’ve wanted to reignite the ol’ camp fire, but for a handful of lame reasons just never got around to it. This week, however, I’ve read so many great posts that I had to put the excuses aside. So after a six month hiatus, we’re back and I hope you get as much from these posts as I did.
By the way, if you’ve recently read (or wrote!) something that will resonate with others then PLEASE leave a link to that article in the comment section below – this is a round-up post after all!
Lastly, on this blog I share personal finance posts and articles, but in my monthly newsletter I also share some behind the scenes blog info like site traffic, affiliate income, and future plans for the site, as well as a breakdown of how my family of six spends, saves and invests our money in order to Get Rich Quick’ish.
Okay, enough of that, let’s toss some gasoline on this flame and get the Camp FIRE burning!
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The Best Personal Finance Articles of the Week (11/12/2017)
1. THE PEOPLE ON THE BUS GO …
Between you and me, this post from Apathy Ends is what got me to reignite the Camp FIRE. As a bus commuter myself, my noggin was going up and down like a bobble head
doll action figure, stuck to the dashboard of a city bus with worn out shocks on a pothole-filled street the entire time I was reading this gem. Let’s just say 3,000 Bus Rides resonated. If you’ve got a love/hate relationship with work (or a hate/hate relationship with your commute) then I think this will resonate with you as well. Check it out.
2. TALES FROM THE CRYPT-O
I’ve taken the red pill, drunk the kool-aid, and put on my rose-colored glasses: Cryptocurrency is here to stay. I’m a card-carrying member of the bitcoin fan club, but I’m still a noob and don’t have a deep understanding of this brave new world, so when posts like Ten Tax Tips for Cryptocurrenty come along, I soak up the information. If you’re like me and own any crypto, or are just curious about what it is, then check out this post from Robert W. Wood (a tax attorney) via the Cointelegraph blog.
3. EMOTION CAUSES COMMOTION
This week my youngest stumbled into a catch-phrase that he now uses to proclaim his excitement: hot beans! A few days ago I was going down the FIRE rabbit hole on Twitter when I stumbled onto a post that made me think to myself, ‘hot beans!‘ Rip Van Winkle and Investing offers some spot-on advice that I had to share. Kevin from Don’t Suck At Money (great name by the way!) takes the classic Rip Van Winkle story and puts spin on it that every FIRE-seeker should pay attention to. It’s a quick & easy read – well worth your time.
4. WHATEVER IT TAKES
Geoffrey Westlock is The Urban Nomad and he recently finished paying off $85,000 in debt, and I can’t tell you how much I love his story! About four years ago Geoff was just like many of us, blowing through his cash and in debt up to his eyeballs. One day after realizing just how royally screwed he’d be if he ever lost his job, Geoff took some pretty drastic measures to improve his financial situation … and that’s exactly what he ended up doing – today he is debt free and gets to keep all of the cash he makes (keep the money you make – that’s how you Get Rich Quick’ish!). You can read about the origins of his story here, and you can see the payoff in this interview with a Canadian news outlet. Great job, Geoff!
There you have it. Four great posts that I hope inspire or motivate you to keep grinding and striving to reach your financial goals.
Did you have your own favorite post of the week? If you’ve recently posted something that you like then please leave a link to it in the comment section so that we can all come check it out!