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Every Monday, 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!
1. Confessions of a 23-Year Old Thousandaire by Cole Schafer
“I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too.” – Steve Martin
2. The Basic Human Decency Fund by How We Do Money
“Having a bit of money set aside each month to respond to such events when they arise is a fundamentally decent thing to do. It is decent not just for the receiver of the gift, [but] it also helps the person doing the giving to feel their own decency.”
3. How a $12 Shirt Got Me Evicted by Cirrus Wood
“I used to think that the only money rule you needed to follow was don’t spend more than you earn. Since I’d always followed that rule, it didn’t make sense that I could be employed, have decent checking and savings accounts, have one credit card that I paid off every month, and still have bad credit.”
4. The Missing Diamond by Love Liberty Shelter
“Sometimes, lost opportunities, friends, or even jewels serendipitously come back around into our lives. And sometimes, as hard as we search, they do not. But life flows on, and we have the choice of how we feel about it and what we pursue next, because of, or in spite of, this loss.”
5. Why a Side Hustle Might Be the Last Thing You Need by Club Thrifty
“Remember, not spending money dining out and buying crap is just as good as earning it on the side. As long as you keep that cash in your pocket, it’s the same thing.”