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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 (7/21/17)
1. A One Year Mini-Retirement by Keep Thrifty
“Rather than waiting until you’re 65 to enjoy the fruits of your labor, wouldn’t it be better to enjoy those fruits along the way?”
2. How I'm Saving $18,432 With The Zero Day Challenge by Zero Day Finance
“Decreasing my monthly spending by 33% is absolutely massive. In fact, it is life changing… You can put this towards your consumer debt, car payment, or even your mortgage. You can use it to add a very large cushion to your retirement accounts.”
3. Why Each Spouse Needs Their Own Bank Account by Financial Samurai
“One of the best gifts you can give your spouse is the gift of financial independence. I’m not talking about showering your spouse with riches once you get married. I’m talking about supporting your spouse in making his or her own fortune in addition to contributing to the family fortune.”
4. 12 Things I Learned From Doing My Own Taxes (From My 12 Year Old) by The White Coat Investor
“This is our second column from my daughter Whitney… Since Whitney was 12 years old in April, I figured she was old enough to do her own taxes, so she did.”
5. Life After Dave Ramsey’s Baby Step 7 by Marriage, Kids and Money
“Instead of waiting for Dave Ramsey’s next new book to come out, I decided to create my next three baby steps… I’m going to try to use the same specificity and measurability with my made up Baby Steps 8, 9 and 10.”