I’m reading about personal finance and frugality all the time on this journey to a debt-free life. Finding new content and approaches to frugal questions and budgeting issues is one of my favorite things to do. Every week, I want to share with you the top frugal articles. This is a collection and brief summary of what I found this week:
- If I Woke Up Broke by Mr. Money Mustache
Mr. Money Mustache retired at the ripe old age of 30. The amazing reality is that Mr. MMM reached his financial goals on two modest salaries. Now, he writes full-time and has the freedom to pursue whatever path he chooses. His story was recently featured at The Washington Post. In this recent article, he tackles a strange new conundrum: he has more money than he ever expected and now he’s become less frugal. Money has lost it’s value, as he’s no longer penny-pinching. Thankfully, he’s taking a fine-toothed comb to his current budgets, and finding ways to be a critical spender.
- Five Frugal Tips That Go Too Far by Narrow Bridge Finance
Eric is a financial analyst from Denver, Colorado and runs Narrow Bridge Finance. Sometimes frugality is taken too far. Frankly, I must admit that I’ve attempted to save in these five frugal ways. Eric dispels each of these frugal extremes and explains why you’re not saving much.
- Commuting Costs: Be Careful, They Can Be Surprisingly High! by Squirrelers
That daily drive to work, school, or the local cafe adds up. Between maintenance, gas, depreciation, and a variety of other costs, taking a car to commute is a surprisingly expensive luxury. Squirrelers is run by a father of two who works in marketing, and he’s taken a keen interest in staying frugal and writing about it, too.
- 5 Money Wasters you Can Cut Out of Your Life by One Cent at a Time
The owner of One Cent at a Time has the distinct honor and pleasure of never being in debt. Never! S.B. tackles 5 money leaks to staying frugal. Convenience stores, cell phones, soft drinks, bank fees, and credit card charges are all on the list of money mistakes that people frequently make. Find how to cut these out and save big!
- Personal Financely by Mark and Jen
Mark and Jen have created one of the most comprehensive lists of personal finance blogs in the world. Best of all? It updates every hour with every major sites’ new content. While not an article, this is one of the best places to find new ideas and help on your frugal journey.