Those of us in the investor protection business have a soft spot for folks who use their blogs to share useful information. With many of us still reeling from the aftermath — and the continuing impact of — the Great Recession, there has never been a better time to seek out reliable sources that can help us learn tricks and develop habits that can help us in the new reality. Whether the recovery gains momentum or we face a downturn that’ll make the Great Recession look like the Go Go Eighties, none of us wants to be caught flat footed again. The following blogs can help. Consider bookmarking these sites and visiting often. If we want a different outcome — more savings, more security, better decisions — we have to start doing things that we haven’t done before. These blogs are a good place to start.
Brandon Crombar @ Shared Financial Success writes Top 10 Personal Finance Podcasts – Don’t waste your time sorting through the 180 personal finance podcast graveyard. Take a break from reading and check out these top 10 finance podcasts.
Jon the Saver @ Free Money Wisdom writes How Can You Kill Student Debt in School? – Killing student debt while in college is not an impossible feat. Use these tips to destroy your debt in school and graduate debt free!
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Managing Your Finances Takes Time – Managing your finances takes time. As a general rule, there are very few financial mistakes that you can correct in a short period of time.
KT @ Personal Finance Journey writes 3 Easy Ways to Grow Your Emergency Fund – For many people, putting money aside in an emergency fund is no easy task. Whether you are struggling with a low paying job or too much debt to repay, you may feel that every dollar is already accounted for. However, there are some ways to save that are (nearly) painless.
Maria @ The Money Principle writes Five things older people have and young people… – Living in a culture glorifying youth we start fearing aging, forgetting that older people have knowledge, wisdom, wealth, happiness and cheaper insurance.
Hank @ Money Q&A writes Not Living At Home? You May Need Vacant Home Insurance – You are at risk of violating your homeowner’s insurance policy if you move out, no one is living in your home, and you do not have vacant home insurance.
Sicorra @ Tackling Our Debt writes These Tiny Houses Fascinate Me – People are living in these Tiny Houses and they are living mortgage free. They are saving a great deal of money on their day to day expenses, and they no longer work simply to pay for a big home and with lots of furniture and fancy appliances. Check out the inspiring videos in this post to see how happy these families are with their Tiny Houses.
Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents writes Rough Draft of our Retirement Plan – I know all of us love to dream about our retirement, right? I like to think about retirement all the time. Yes, I realize it’s forever away and it’s hard to know exactly what your life or the world will be like then. You also don’t know what you’ll like when you’re older or how you want to spend your retirement.
Jeffrey @ Money Spruce writes Time and Money Goals, Aligned – There are productive things I could be doing instead of _____. Many things fit in that blank: watching sports, Facebook, sleeping. But there are also things that might not be a productive use of my time, and they cost money, too. I’m talking about going out to bars or restaurants, taking trips on the weekends, or other things of similar nature.
John @ Married (with Debt) writes Early Retirement Extreme – In a recent post I laid out some money myths designed to keep people trapped in wage slavery. I want to talk today about how to buck those myths and try to achieve early retirement extreme.
Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes Why You Shouldn’t Wait Til Next Year To Ask For A Raise – Asking for a raise might be uncomfortable, but not asking could cost you a lot more than you expect!
Echo @ Boomer & Echo writes Does A Reverse Mortgage Make Sense For Seniors? – Before you consider a reverse mortgage it’s important to understand how they work, what fees are involved, and some of the pitfalls to avoid.
PITR @ Passive Income To Retire writes What is Retirement? – Find out what the traditional view of retirement is and how I see retirement as something different.
Aloysa @ My Broken Coin writes Dealing with Wants: How I failed my No-Buy Challenge – Remember I was on a self-induced three month no-buy challenge? Here is my confession: I failed it miserably in March. People say that the first two months are the most difficult, and then the miracle happens. You get out of the habit of wanting things. Maybe for some of us it works.
SB @ One Cent at a Time writes What to Carry and not to Carry in your Wallet – Few things you must carry in wallet to satisfy essential needs and things you shouldn’t carry to protect ID theft and loss with a list I carry in my wallet always.