Some articles that caught my eye this week…
Consumer Reports studies have shown that a lease is the most expensive way to purchase a car. A lease is almost never a good deal for the consumer. It locks you into years of payments with nothing to show for them. Most often what leases are about is getting you into a car that you really can’t afford.
Which category would you place yourself in?
I think this article hits very close to why many people struggle financially. So many people try to find happiness in their stuff. We live our lives thinking if only I had that next item then I’d be happy. It’s an empty finish line because we are trying to fill a God-planted desire with something that will never fulfill it.
Almost like someone at Bankrate is a Dave Ramsey fan. I was amused how their suggestions lined up with the Baby Steps. Bottom line is solid financial advice is true no matter what the source.
I think student debt is one of the most damaging problems we are facing in our world today. I am a huge believer in the value of education, but many young people are entering life in a hole so deep it will take them years to find their way out. Getting a college education without a mountain of debt is not easy, but it is possible.
Life sometimes hands us a lemon but humans can be remarkably adaptable.
While this article isn’t specific to finances, almost every one of these items has a financial application.