Friday Financial Feeds

Every Friday I post links to a half dozen or so articles and online discussions related to personal finance and financial awareness from the previous week which I have found particularly interesting and useful. Budgeting is definitely a theme this week. I ran across several great articles on this subject, but begin with a “rant” by financial planner Russ Thornton.

This week’s Financial Feeds:

-  Pardon Me, But… Russ Thornton

My favorite blog post of the week. Russ attacks some of the improprieties he sees in the service delivered by many financial advisors. Russ seems not to do too much editing of his thoughts and simply says what he feels. I agree with everything he writes.

-  It’s Not What You Earn, It’s What You Spend – MyTwoDollars

     A short piece about focusing on spending instead of income and that doing so can positively impact your life. By refocusing, the pursuit of more money can be reduced and life can be lived more freely and fully.

     -  If Budgeting Isn’t Fun, You’re Doing It Wrong – WiseBread

If you have struggled to put together or keep to a budget, this is the article for you. This includes a great description of how to get started budgeting and how to do it in a way that will increase the likelihood you want to follow it. Great stuff, and simple.

-  Saving For the Future When You Can’t Afford To Save – Financial Awakenings

Financial planner Rick Kahler delivers some old fashioned, simple living frugal advice. This includes ideas to reduce spending for someone just starting out or on a small income.

-  Why You Never Make Time To Start a Budget – FinanciallyPoor

Here a short piece discussing some of the difficulty in creating a budget, whether there is a subconscious recognition of overspending you do not want to face or a conscious belief that you already control your money well.

I have been enjoying writing posts to my blog tremendously. It has helped me regain a sense of professional purpose and a reconnection with colleagues in the financial planning profession.

I hope you learn something and enjoy reading the blog as well. If so, please share with other’s whom you believe will enjoy or gain value as well. I would love to help as many people as possible.



Russ said...

Thanks for the mention and the link, Nathan

Have a great weekend

Post a Comment

Real Time Web Analytics