I did a LOT of reading over the break and came across a ton of new resources in the process.
Here are a smattering of them which should hopefully point you in the right direction depending on your current journey :)
If you found any good ones lately I’d love to hear about them too!
#1. A free budgeting spreadsheet!
This ones comes from TheMeasureOfaPlan.com, and I love the visual screenshots once you plug in all your numbers… You can download the (free) spreadsheet here, as well as learn more about how to use it: themeasureofaplan.com/
#2. An excellent “rent vs buy” calculator
Hat tip to @Motoconomist who sent this to me after seeing my Twitter rant after someone #RentHated on me, haha… I love this one though because it goes over sooooo many more variables with owning that most people never think of, although I wish it incorporated the *mental* side of things too. Still, it shows that it’s not just a black and white “mortgage vs rent” calculation! Test it out here –> Is It Better to Rent or Buy? via The New York Times
#3. A list of helpful tips if you struggle with “reading OCD” like I do
Did you know “reading OCD” was a thing??? I didn’t until I Googled it the other week trying to fix my own struggles with it :( If you have trouble reading because OCD gets in the way, I HIGHLY recommend checking out this article and learning a few tricks you can do to suppress it… One of them is already working for me nicely! (The “covering up” part): How I Overcame My Reading OCD via My OCD Voice
#4. The “In Case of Emergency” Binder
(20% off right now!)
While I’ve already featured this one before, I had to bring it up again because a) It’s the perfect thing to complete in the new year! And b) It’s currently 20% off for the next few days :) Enter promo code NEWYEAR19 on the website to get the discount before January 7th, or check out my article on it here if you missed it the first time around and want to know why I love it so much: Resource of The Month: The ICE Binder!
#5. A new book on “digital minimalism”
While not out yet (February 5th), I wanted to get this on your radar as so many people are struggling with this and it’s only getting worse over the years! Clutter affects all our digital things/accounts too just as it does our physical ones! And this dude is dope at explaining and motivating you to grab a handle on it all… You can read more about the book here: Digital Minimalism Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World or pre-order it here via Amazon (by Cal Newport)
#6. A fun financial crossword puzzle ;)
And lastly, something to test your $$$ skills while you’re back at work trying to procrastinate more :) Download and fill in here –> Finance Crossword Puzzle (via The FI Way)
*Links to Amazon and the Binder above are affiliate links
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