I read and listen to a lot of personal finance (and not-so-personal-finance) content. I’m always amazed at the great work there! Here are some of the posts and podcasts that caught my attention this week.
Sometimes a post is so strikingly personal you have to pause and reflect. This one on using debt to completely rebuild your life during a battle with alcoholism is visceral and raw in ways you don’t often see in finance blogs. It’s a reminder there’s more to this financial thing than we often think.
If you read my post on how I budget using a spreadsheet and individual savings accounts for my medium-term goals, then you know I’m a fan of this approach. Dave over at Married With Money has some additional thoughts on why it’s such a powerful way to connect you with your money.
Tim Ferriss offers a unique way of cutting through the B.S. when you’re thinking about doing something potentially life-changing and can’t quite get the nerve to start. By methodically giving voice to and examining the fears that are preventing you from taking action, then rationalizing how to mitigate those outcomes or recover from them, you can make a more informed decision.