With so much amazing writing published every day, it’s a challenge keeping up with it all.
To cut through the avalanche and help speed your day along, here’s an eclectic sampling of the most interesting of my recent reads you might have missed.
Be sure to make it to the bottom to see my top pick!
Along with housing and childcare, healthcare is a top concern and large component of most household budgets… and they’re all growing every day it seems. Jeff DeJardins gives another great visual summary of US healthcare coverage with this infographic at Visual Capitalist.
Peer to Peer Investing
In today’s world of P2P investing, predicting individual default is a critical problem to solve. With that in mind, I found this excerpt on NY Mag from Seth Stephens’ new book, Everybody Lies, particularly interesting. Definitely made it on my wish list.
You may know I’m a big fan of peer-to-peer investing, so I was interested in Sam’s perspective on Lending Club’s last decade, especially considering last year’s hiccups, courtesy of Financial Samurai.
Gary over at Super Saving Tips gives some great advice on achieving your goals, financial and otherwise, to be a contender and have a successful life.
“Fake it til you make it” is a popular saying. Here’s Mrs. Picky Pincher’s perspective on succeeding even when you feel like a fake, with an assist from Mystery Money Man.
An interesting thought experiment from Ben Carlson of A Wealth of Common Sense – what if we all stop using common sense and start acting like Wall Street and put short term profits over long term value.
While on the surface it’s key learnings from a seminar with real estate investor Pete Fortunato, it’s actually advice for good business and a good life – check out Chad’s article on Coach Carson.
As a parent, I’m always thinking about how I’ll educate my boys about money to have the financial head start I never had, especially given the horrendous state of financial literacy in the US. So Elizabeth’s solution on BiggerPockets for teaching her kids about real estate is a great example of teaching what you know
As a fellow single income family, Amanda’s insights on Centsibly Rich into what it takes to raise a family on one income struck a chord, and are a worthwhile read for any relationship, single income or not.
Now I’m a fan of pre-nuptial agreements, but I really enjoyed this perspective from Our Next Life on your marriage being your most important investment – true for any couple, but especially for one approaching early retirement.
Dave Walters at Esquire gives a captivating story of 4 men – different lives, different incomes, and the choices they make and opinions that shape their finances and are shaped by them. Fascinating, and highly recommended!
And that’s a wrap!
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Image of book pages in a heart courtesy of nile.