I was listening (as always) to the Internet Business Mastery podcast and just loved one of their questions. I’m paraphrasing here, but it went something like this:
What would you want to do if you only had to do three things for a living? » Read more
When it comes to personal finance, there are three major areas that people tend to focus on: saving money, getting out of debt, and (sometimes) investing.
Two of those things (saving money and paying off debt) are in the top 20 of the world’s most popular goals on 43 things. » Read more
If you’ve been reading personal finance blogs for any length of time, you’ve probably heard about The Millionaire Next Door. It’s an interesting book with some good insights, but what people often take away from reviews of it goes something like this:
“If I want to be a millionaire I have to live like a broke college student until I’m really old and then maybe if I’m lucky I’ll still be around to enjoy the money.”
Blog posts about the miracle of investments compounding over time and the value of saving money on the little things (you know, being frugal) often add to this perception. The perceived takeaway is often “Scrimp and save now, deprive yourself, and you’ll be better off later.” » Read more
If you had to (legally) make an extra hundred bucks today, how would you do it? Can you list 3 possibilities? Or even five or ten?
I’ll bet that you could, or at the very least that you could if you got together with a group of friends and brainstormed possibilities.
(In fact if you want to, go ahead and list a few possibilities in the comments or think of a few ideas in your head.) » Read more