As I started compiling posts for this week’s link-fest, I realized I posted so many links recently that I’m going to feature some blogs for two weeks in a row. Normally I try to rotate through them, but hey – good posts need to be shared. Hope you enjoy!
Hmmmm… controversy at 20sFinances – Why Cars are Destroying Our Society. Considering both the high environmental and financial impact of car ownership, there are definitely negative aspects to owning a car. But destroying our society? I have a few other things that are higher on my list.
At Bible Money Matters, this post discusses how you can borrow from your Roth IRA without paying tax penalties. Now, withdrawing money from your retirement accounts is never a great idea, but if you need to, avoiding penalties is another good idea! It’s a little different for us Canadians with the RRSP system, but this is still good info.
J$ at Budgets are Sexy has a regular series on side hustles – this week his guest poster worked on a food truck! It sounds like fun. I have to admit, after triathlon season ends this year, I’m planning on applying at a few places (book stores, coffee shops, pizza delivery) to try to pick up a few extra hours a week. A food truck would be a neat idea if my city had them!
As a runner (and one who was obese when I started training for my first half marathon), this post from Clever Dude caught my attention right away. Why do we run if we hate it? Well, in my case, I ran first because I had committed to a charity, and I wasn’t going to back out. After that? I was losing some weight, and eventually I learned to love running. But it’s not for everyone!
Free From Broke posts about the 7 Money Mistakes that can keep you from reaching your goals. I do OK on many of them, but we have a lot of debt, and I check my credit score about once every three years. There are so many ways we can screw up our futures, but these 7 are definitely a good place to start!
Finally, Joe at Timeless Finance had a guest poster (Kathy) write about saving money by owning the right clothes. I have to agree with most of her points. It can be expensive to purchase appropriate work clothes (depending on what your needs are), but you can dress well without breaking the bank!
That’s it for this week!