Thursday, March 2, 2017

Links for March 2017

Links for March 2017

F-you money: good for employees, bad for employers:  You'd be wise to get some f-you money yourself.

Is a penny saved a penny earned? No:

How to raise your kids to become financially independent:

    -Schools are failing in their primary goal of preparing kids for the real world, because
    they are ignoring the most important educational topic of all: money! http://

    -But what should we expect when the government can't rein in its own spending?

    -Speaking of which: one tragic but real result of massive student debt is suicide:

Here's how a 28-year-old who retired is investing:

Jack Bogle is the founder of Vanguard Group and a major popularizer (though probably not the originator) of the 'set and forget' idea of investing in index funds. His advice is absolutely worth considering:
     -A gem of a quote from this piece:
Another Bogle gem: "Don't try to find the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack."

What's the one word that makes it easier to budget and to say no to yourself?

Working at a 9-5 job 5 days a week for 40 years makes little sense! Here's why:

But should you really pursue your passion as a career?

Going to buy a car? Read this first:

I'm not sure what a "monthly nut" is, but this is how you can trick yourself into building wealth:

Want to know how you can use index-fund investing to get great long-term performance with minimal fees? Check out the popular SPDR S&P 500 ETF, abbreviated $SPY, with an incredibly low fee of .09%, or the ever-popular Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund, with an even lower fee of .04%! Remember that fees drain your wealth, and that Vanguard is working in your best interest.

Invest early. Nuff said.

    -Along those same lines: you can get started, with no brokerage fees, for only $50!
    -50/ However, I don't recommend trying to pick stocks, so this might not be the best
    approach unless you're really only working with peanuts.

    -If you're gonna try to pick stocks, though, this seems like a pretty solid list for starters:

An interesting take on "the rich get richer and the poor get poorer:"

Interesting data about the saving habits of people in various areas of the United States:

Harness the power of compound interest to work in YOUR favor:

Students and young professionals--are you writing professional e-mails? Check out this advice:

Can you still retire early if you have a low income? Well, that depends on what constitutes "early:"

Can't ditch the coffee habit? Here are some solid alternatives to Starbucks: But seriously, though, you're probably better off not being addicted to caffeine anyway...