Sometimes my favorite days are the ones that start with no agenda. I get up, grab a cup of coffee, head out to the porch, and just get lost in a collage of personal finance articles. No matter how much I think I know, there’s still so much more to learn – it’ll always be a given.
The articles below each made me go, “Hmmm.” and I think you’ll enjoy learning from them as well! Grab your coffee and browse some articles. Let me know which one is your favorite!
– by The Simple Dollar – Guess what’s number one on the list? A boat! No surprises there. Number 2?… Infomercial purchases! Makes sense. Even the lower-middle class has extra money to spend, and boy do we sure buy some stupid stuff! Check out the other 8 regrettable purchases with the link above.
What Wearing a $6,000 Rolex Taught Me About Wealth and Status
– by Business Insider – Ahh the Rolex. The supposed ultimate symbol of wealth and superiority. From a man that actually wore one for a couple weeks, find out what he discovered. It will almost certainly surprise you.
7 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Money
– by I Will Teach You to be Rich – We all keep telling ourselves that we’re going to be smarter with our money, but when? Tomorrow? A few months from now? Next year? Typically, the answer is…never. We have good intentions, but we just keep lying to ourselves. Check out this post to make sure you’re not guilty of the top financial lies!
Do We Have a Retirement Savings Crisis?
– by Retire by 40 – I write about it often, but I still CANNOT BELIEVE how little the average person has saved for retirement. According to this post, the average retirement account balance of a 60 year old is $14,500. Whoa. That’s terrible. There’s no other way to put it. Read this post and vow to become WAY better than average!
5 Ways to Invest In Real Estate in 2016
– by The College Investor – Real estate is an amazing investment. Liz and I have certainly benefited from our real estate investment so far, but not everyone can just buy an investment property. Find out four other ways you can invest in real estate this year by clicking the link above and reading through this excellent post!
Which article was your favorite? Even though it was super simple, I liked the Rolex post.
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.