Here are some articles that caught my eye this week…
Some fascinating examples of how people can be totally irrational about money. I think the moral of the story in all of these instances is that it is proof that that personal finance often has very little to do with math or even logic. Personal finance is very often guided by emotions and pride. Usually the ultimate answer to our financial woes isn’t in our wallets or in a spreadsheet filled with numbers, it’s the person staring back in the mirror. Change that person and you’ll change your financial fortunes.
Good practical advice. I especially like the last one. I used to be adamant that I wouldn’t spend any differently using cash vs. using my debit card. We finally decided to try the envelope system for a while and I was amazed that using cash changed my spending habits in ways I never thought would happen.
Most of us can find some area where we can save if we are intentional and we really want to.
Nice checklist for important documents. Good information on where you should keep them and how long you should keep them.
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Sometimes store loyalty programs can provide some good benefits, but the bottom line is they probably won’t change your financial world. Don’t allow the chase for “rewards” to cause you to do things you wouldn’t otherwise do.