I’m excited! You see, today I’m the Remote Guest Curator for Rockstar Finance, which means I get to present you with my 5 favorite recent personal finance posts.
My personal approach to this endeavor is to favor two kinds of posts: the inspirational, and the practical. That’s because I consider it a good way to face life – inspired and motivated, but with a practical approach to reaching our goals and making our dreams a reality.
With that in mind, I’ve first chosen two articles that are sure to inspire and amaze you with their tales of courage, perseverance, will, and achievement. Secondly, I’ve selected three articles to help you achieve practical goals, including saving money and moving up in your career.
So without further ado, let’s see the posts!
Michael Dinich features an interview with Javan Bonds, an incredible young man that is an example of the power of will and perseverance. Mr. Bonds is 31 years old and suffers from a medical condition that has rendered him wheelchair-bound, diabetic, and almost completely deaf and blind.
But that hasn’t stopped Mr. Bonds. Writing every day, he’s published a 5-book series of zombie novels, spanning over 1,500 pages (and has a sixth book on the way). A truly amazing person, and an inspiration to us all.
Fred from Money With A Purpose frequently features stories of overcoming adversity on his excellent blog. One that I really appreciated was his recent interview with fellow blogger The Physician Philosopher, an anesthesiologist I had the pleasure of meeting at FinCon.
As this interview shows, he’s a hard worker who’s proved that even reading at the bottom 5% of college students is no impediment to achieving your dream in an academically demanding field. The Physician Philosopher did not let this (nor his attention deficit disorder and hints of dyslexia) stop him. Today, he is both an accomplished anesthesiologist and a professor of medicine!
This one comes courtesy of Enoch over at Savvy New Canadians. I like it because it has a ton of information and ideas in a format that makes for a quick, actionable read. You can go through the list in a matter of minutes, and pick up some easy ways to save that you might not be implementing yet.
I hate being played for a fool. That’s why I really enjoyed this post from Steve at Think Save Retire, since it helps us guard against many of the sneakiest marketing strategies that companies employ to have us part with our hard-earned money.
And it’s not the usual stuff that most of us already know. For example, it turns out that many grocery stores are set up to encourage shoppers to move around counter-clockwise. To find out why, check out the post!
Lastly, I’ve got one of our own, on 16 great tips to have a wonderful job interview. The best thing about it is that you’ll find many tips you probably haven’t seen before, from a recommendation for one specific book that’ll help you get a leg up, to information on attire, body language, social media, and “power posing”.
So, be sure to give it a read before your next job interview, and walk out of your interviewer’s office with a smile!
Summing It Up
I hope that after reading these posts, you’re both inspired and informed. Take action, and improve your career, finances, and life!