There's been some amazing writing going on in the blogosphere this week and it feels as though were both getting a crash course in personal finance with every blog post we read! It's like street-smarts MBA minus the student loans (can I put that on my resume now!?!?) Here's our favorite posts:
- Laurie @ The Frugal Farmer wrote a guest post at the Frugal Rules about "What Doing Things the Hard Way will Get You". It's a really inspiring post about the value of teaching our children not to quit when
the going gets tough.
- Larry @ Krantcents wrote about "Lies I tell Myself". It was one of those really captivating reads - there's so much negative talk that you tell yourself sometimes and you become your worst enemy. If you flip that and actually think about how you motivate yourself, it could be a tremendously valuable thing for your success!
- Cat @ BudgetBlonde wrote "When Will People Learn the Joneses are Poor?" via the Frugal Rules. Hilarity! And AMEN! Unless you're a trust-funder or a billionaire dot.com'er, there ain't no way you are sustaining a crazy Mercedes Benz lifestyle if you're not also swimming in debt!
- Deia @ NomadWallet wrote "Pay $0 in Credit Card Fees When You Travel Abroad". On a very practical note, this post is gonna save us some real money when my sister and I travel to the Philippines next week. Thanks again, Deia!
- Ryan @ Impersonal FInance wrote "Travel is Historically Cheap, but You Can Still Save on It!" This one gets the blog love from the hubbsters - a fellow connoisseur of the fine art of managing speed-and-miles-per-gallon nirvana. We don't often think about it but, it really does save some valuable money!
- Jacob @ iHeartBudgets wrote "How Facebook is Emptying your Wallet". And it's true, social media has a funny way of creating more wants - and we shouldn't let that deter us from the bigger goal of financial responsibility.
- And finally, La Tejana @ Debt Free LaTejana wrote "How to Tip at a Restaurant". It was a great remind that those who work in the food service industry do so much to make our dining experiences a pleasant one. The least we can do is to hook them up with the tips they deserve for a job well done!