Shares, with Interest

Hi all, I’m trying something new here.

Every week or so, I’m going to share with you some interesting personal finance articles from around the Internet. I know that I can provide the viewpoints of a solitary 29-year-old American engineer, but lots of these other authors will provide views from mothers, fathers, world travelers, teachers, retirees…the list goes on and on.  I’ll give you a quick sentence or two describing the subject of these articles, and the rest is up to you!

I know that I’ve certainly learned a lot by reading these posts, so I hope that you might too.

Cheers,

JC

Here are a few that remind me of the Monkey See, Monkey Do debt post from a couple months back.

First, Jackie Beck writes about the labels of “good debt” and “bad debt,” and some of the mental traps that this good/bad thinking can cause. In short, a debt gorilla by any other name is still a debt gorilla.

Then, DollarFinancials talks about how to get that monkey off your chest using two well-proven methods: the Debt Snowball and the Debt Avalanche. Do debt monkeys dislike snow or something?

Maybe you need some extra bananas for the monkey? Marc at BibleMoneyMatters gives you a rundown of side gigs, from Uber to Mystery Shopping. What’s Mystery Shopping? That’s the Mystery…

To get you motivated for your next side-hustle adventure, This Online World provides some wise words to consider, opined by the likes of Mark Twain, Elon Musk, and Muhammad Ali. “The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately.” Mic drop.

What’s better than getting out of debt? Not falling into it in the first place. Brian from Debt Discipline gives his life-learned tips to avoiding the “failure to launch” into adulthood.

And the final debt article: Joe Hendrix points out some unique debts that we come across in everyday life. It might not have a 30-year term, but technically you do eat your food first, then pay the restaurant second.  

Changing gears from debt, Andy Hill from Marriage, Kids, and Money shares the important factors in his career progression, and what led to his salary raises. As a young professional looking to grow and prosper, Andy’s tips definitely resonated with me. Work hard, work smart, be nice.

EuroTrip, anyone? The Poor Swiss takes a stab at comparing Transferwise and Revolut, two common currency exchange services.

We go from “The Poor Swiss” (I like the name, though) to a blog all about millionaires. ESIMoney distills their first 100 millionaire interviews into 6 actionable tips for you. It never hurts to hear some Golden Rules

PeerlessMoneyMentor also delivers a millionaire-style interview with a fella who went from $60,000 in debt to $500,000 in the black, in five years. Inheritance? Lottery? Bank heist? Read and find out.

In the spirit of Father’s Day, the Cashflow Cop gives some interesting tips for new dads looking to make the most of a growing trend: paternity leave. Somebody queue up that Harry Chapin tune!!!

How to get into real estate without purchasing the property yourself? Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are growing in popularity, and the Money Mix breaks down a few in this post.

I hope you find at least one of these Shares applicable to your personal finance. I’ll be back next week with some more original thoughts, and some more Shared knowledge from the rest of the Finance Blogosphere.

I hope you find at least one of these Shares applicable to your personal finance. I’ll be back next week with some more original thoughts, and some more Shared knowledge from the rest of the Finance Blogosphere.

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