Every week I like to feature a few frugal articles that caught my eyes. Curl up in your favorite reading nook and enjoy. Hopefully these encourage you to live frugal lives!
Nine hard-won lessons about money and investing by Matt Cutts
Those of you in the personal finance, minimalism, and frugality worlds might not know his name, but Matt Cutts is a legend. He started working for Google in the early days, and became a master of spam — decimating it everywhere from email to search results. In his “spare time,” he manages a blog about various topics. In this article, Matt outlines a step-by-step action plan for saving and investing money. Rather than linking to affiliate companies and profiting off his suggestions, he gives honest advice.
Americans are having more trouble paying off their student debt than their houses by Danielle Paquette
The headline nearly says it all, but the statistics will surprise you. Student loan debt is surging, as many struggle to find good paying jobs in their field of study. Student loans are greater than credit debt and mortgages, too. It’s scary to be a student these days.
We are wealthy. And why it matters by Joshua Becker
Wealth is a funny concept. Hardly anyone thinks they’re rich, and few recognize the vast privileges they have already — regardless of comparisons to wealthy elite. Joshua beautifully captures the importance of keeping perspective in this article.
Alice Gregory on Finding a Uniform by Alice Gregory
This young writer talks about her journey to find a uniform of sorts. The big difference is that this isn’t about business; rather, it’s for comfort, style, and savings. Alice explains how her “uniform” works for nearly every occasion and rids her of unnecessary distraction throughout the day. Awesome article and idea!