Goooooood morning budgeters! What’s good? How did your weekend go? Anyone have off today for Columbus Day?
We’re gonna do a fun one today to kick off the week, and I wanna see how all your answers here differ from the same question we recently asked over a hundred $$$ bloggers too :)
If you recall, we started a new series over at Rockstar Finance where we pepper the financial community with questions about their favorite resources since they live and breathe this stuff, and then we compile all the data and push out in-depth reports and new additions to our master Directory so that others can be helped by it going forward as well.
- Here’s the report we just published on it: Rockstar 360 Report: Financial Apps
- And here’s the new directory, ranked in order: Personal Finance App Directory
Spoiler alert: Here are the top 10 ranked $$$ apps:
(The report also covers the most *overrated* apps, the number of times bloggers use them each week, the total # of apps they own, what their first cell phone was (Clamshell? Flip? Zack Morris phone?? ;)) and more. It’s super interesting!)
We also like to throw in a fun juicy question at the end just to spice things up a bit. Last month’s question – which we also posted here – was whether you’d rather have all the knowledge from every financial book in the WORLD – or – $100,000 in cash?
It was pretty split down the middle blogger-wise, however here on the blog the $100k cash narrowly edged out all the knowledge by a few points. So this month we tried to come up with a better one that would skew a lot more one way or the other, and I’m proud to say that we accomplished it :)
You’ll have to check out the full report to see which one was the clear answer (my guess was completely wrong – d’oh!), but before you go over you’ll have to make sure to answer today’s question first down in the comments for us.
Are you ready for it?? It’s a good one!
Would you give up ALL apps forever in exchange for a brand new car worth $50,000?
Think before you answer it! How often do you use your own apps – financial or otherwise? What could you do with a nice new car? Which is the better long-term play?
Interestingly we already have all the apps we could want, so nothing really gets taken away if we decline the deal, but on the other hand if we grab the keys we got a nice little toy – or stack of cash! – to play with :) And that’s exactly what I’d do with the car if I got it – flip it for cash! Who needs a $50k ride??
But could I be okay with never accessing apps again on my phone?? That’s a tough one. Especially since you have nooo idea what future technology will bring (we’re just in the early stages with this stuff!).
Still, I think I’d go for the ride and just flip it for some quick cash. That money would compound pretty damn well over time, (I’d invest it, of course), and I’m getting awfully tired of being so attached to my phone anyways. As long as it still makes phone calls and I can access the camera and internet on it (internet is not an “app” right?) I’ll still get 90% of what I “need” from it.
I’m waiting for all the dumb phones to make a comeback anyways when everyone gets tired of how BIG these
laptops phones are getting! Haha… The revolution is coming, I’m calling it now!!
Anyways, food for thought today…
If nothing else, let this be a good time to reflect on how much time you spend on your phone, and whether it’s making you happier/more productive or not.
I can’t tell you how much life has gotten better ever since I killed Facebook on it – and no one had to bribe me with anything for that! ;)
PS: Another feature we just added to the Directory? Tracking the *total wealth* of all the bloggers who publicly display their net worths. It’s currently at $209,435,124.89 (!!!)
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!