Morning! I thought I’d share some of my favorite newsletters with y’all today in case you’re looking for extra boosts of smartness :) These are pretty much the only 4 email lists I’m subscribed to (gotta keep your digital stuff slimmed down to what you love, just like your physical stuff!), and they’re all super helpful and FREE.
But the best part? Someone else does all the hard work and you get to reap the benefit! It’s lazy learning at its finest :)
Here are the emails in order of when I read them each day… With the only exception of #4 that should ALWAYS go first no matter what. (Except for when you’re a psychic like me and already know what they’re going to say! (Don’t cheat and scroll down))
#1. Napoleon Hill’s Thought for the Day (for inspiration)
This is one of the first emails I read, conveniently hitting my inbox a little after 5 a.m. to further set the tone for the day. It’s a nice follow up to getting my “powerful goodness” on every morning a la Benjamin Franklin (today marks work day #59 in a row btw!) and they’re perfectly short for all those with A.D.D..
If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Napoleon Hill is the same guy behind the massively successful book “Think and Grow Rich” – first published in 1937. And currently highlighted on our recent list of the best money books we just put out on Rockstar Finance. So this guy is GOOD, and will help in all areas of your life: money, business, family, and just being a more thoughtful person overall.
Here are some recent themes:
- The man who does his job precisely as he would do it if he owned the business may see the day when he will own that business or a better one.
- A mind ill with negative attitudes is more dangerous than a sick body, for its sickness is always contagious.
- The average person would have quit at the first failure. That’s why there have been many average men and only one Edison.
You can sign up here if interested: naphill.org
#2. theSkimm (for current events)
After I’m done with all the positive rah rah-ing in the morning and grab my coffee, I head over to my Skimm email to learn what’s going on in the real world. Which is a relatively new thing for me as I’ve since given up watching the news and most other mainstream media because I always leave them feeling worse than I did when I got there (does that happen to you too?).
The downside to this, of course, is that I never know what’s going on in the world outside of personal finance, and thus come off as being a big fat dummy. And rightfully so ;)
Now with Skimm I’m pretty much up to speed with current events in SECONDS as their emails are like dossiers of everything you need to know in news, politics, pop culture, and more. And they’re quite entertaining to read too as the style is tailored very much to the younger generation (though millions of people both young and old read it – even Oprah!).
I like to think of these as the same briefs the President gets each day, helping me feel rather important ;) But you can check them out for yourself to see if they’re worthy: theskimm.com
#3. The MSB Cheat Sheet (for financial events)
The Makin’ Sense Babe (MSB) Cheat Sheet is similar to the Skimm, only *financial-based* and comes out at the end of every week on Fridays. It’s dubbed the financial newsletter “for non-Wall Street people”, and plows through news, trends, and technology that impacts your money and makes sense of it for you without all that complicated lingo.
And the coolest part – it’s run by my friend, and former $$$ blogger, Kathryn Cicoletti! Who’s not only one of the smartest people I know in the financial industry, but also one of the most hilarious. Forbes once compared her stuff to The Daily Show which sums it up pretty well. She even gave up her $600,000/year job to run this project of hers full time which tells you how passionate she is on it!
I highly recommend checking it out: mscheatsheet.com
(Here’s a video of hers to give you a sense of her style)
#4. Rockstar Finance Newsletter (for personal finance)
Oh hey – how’d that get in here? ;) While I’m usually one to shy away from self-promotion, I genuinely think our daily newsletter is really helpful to anyone working on their personal finances.
We literally scan hundreds of $$$ blogs a day, and then showcase our favorite 3 articles we find to be the most helpful or interesting. So not only do you get some pretty kick-ass content delivered to our inbox without having to lift a finger, but you also get introduced to the best of the entire financial blogosphere itself. And shockingly enough there’s a number of blogs better than Budgets Are Sexy! (*gasp*) Only a fifth of my stuff is ever worthy enough to be featured :)
Business Insider also just listed it as one of the top finance sites around (right alongside The Motley Fool, Khan Academy, and even Kiplinger!) so I think we’re on to something good here… We’ve also started building our curated “resources” section too which currently holds our lists of the best money blogs, as well as our new list of the best money books, and more will be added as we continue to curate all angles of the personal finance world…
So yes, it is my 2nd baby, but I really do think you’d get a lot from it! Sign up here if you want to test it out, or just head over to RockstarFinance.com directly to get a taste of the articles we feature.
There you have it! Now you know all my secrets to learning :)
Any of y’all signed up to these guys too? What others do you recommend?
Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!