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Every Friday, J. Money of Rockstar Finance rounds up some of his favorite personal finance articles from the blogs for us. If you've been looking for great personal finance blogs to follow or are interested in non-mainstream money articles, look no further. Rockstar Finance is the online museum of the best personal finance articles on the web, so they know what's good!
J. Money's Best of the Blogs (7/14/17)
1. Man Saves Thousands of Dollars Just By Thinking by Early Retirement Extreme
“Thinking is like the compound interest I used to pay on my mortgage,” Joe, 45, also fictitious, says. “I find the more I think, the more ideas I get and the better they get. Now I save tons of money. In fact, over the past year I’ve saved $35,000 I was previously spending on pool bills, the daily fireworks show, and disposable finger-extenders to switch the lights on.”
2. How I Became The Dumpster Dog by Dumpster Dog Blog
“The day I put in my two-week notice goes down as one of the best in my life. Feeling that financial freedom is a high that can’t be matched by any drug (I tried) or drink (I tried) or material purchase (I tried).”
3. Refusing A Gift From Your Past Self by Break the Twitch
“Everything you own, all the clothing in your closet, your academic achievements and beyond is simply a gift. It is a gift that your past self is giving to your present self, and it’s up to you to decide whether you want that gift today.”
4. 6 Things I Did To Conquer Impulse Shopping by Picky Pinchers
“My impulse shopping habit boiled down to a lack of self control and the inability to prioritize. Once I created physical barriers to impulse buys, I graduated on to practicing mindful shopping. These steps helped me get to where I am today…”
5. Whatcha Know About Legacy Binders? by Budgets are Sexy
“Hopefully this is a good reminder for you, too, to start putting some things together if you haven’t already. If the Legacy Binder idea is too daunting for you, start by jotting down notes in a spreadsheet somewhere to get the main stuff down real fast, and then look to fill in the rest later. JUST MAKE SURE TO TELL SOMEONE ABOUT IT!!”