Lately, I’ve been reading more personal finance blogs and have found a few favourite bloggers that I’m now following religiously on Twitter. What I love about these bloggers is that they are so transparent and candid about their financial journeys.
Several of these articles have made me think and go, “Wow - you can do that?”
So, in no order, these are the articles that I came across that I truly inspired me this month (not all are written in April):
My job vs my mental health - at a crossroads by The $76k project
This transparent and raw post really touched me. I think many of us Gen X kids were taught by our Boomer parents the value of “toughing it out” at the workplace and to ignore the signals that our psyche and bodies are sending us. But for this writer, she placed herself first. Must read.
Why I accepted a part-time job on the way to FI by The Fioneers
The most common strategy to financial independence seemed to be - earn a huge chunk of money as fast as you can, then retire early and sip mojitos by the beach for the rest of your life. However, as a result, sometimes people put themselves in unhealthy, even dangerous, situations just to get that dough. Here’s another way: have the life you want on the way to that beach instead.
How I retired at 36 and spent 20 years sailing by Emily & Clarke’s Adventures
Now, if only I had the awareness he had in his 20s, I might be sailing around the world too! An inspiring video about living life the way no one else do just to live the life hardly anyone else will.
Money (Personal finance in 9 diagrams) by Mr. Stingy
What it said! Some hard truths in there, but so true.
I Quit My Job Because My Sanity Is More Important Than Money by the Frugal Fellow
Would you ever do this? I admire Frugal Fellow’s bravery, but he has prepared a lot for this day, financially. So we can learn from him, especially since nothing is safe and secure anymore.
How I Spend $108 A Month on Groceries and Eat Like A King by Financial Mechanic
I started tracking my restaurant expenses on Twitter recently and am dismayed to discover that I often spend RM100 a day just on food alone! Eeps. And here is the Financial Mechanic spending only US$108 a month on groceries and food!!
Passive Investing in Malaysia: StashAway Review by Dean Young
Robo investing is something I’m getting more and more interested in. So if you have not heard of what it is and am fed up of high fees imposed by unit trust agents, do have a read!