A roundup of some of my favorite personal finance articles:
I am a licensed CPA. Although I don’t work full-time as a CPA I do run a small tax business on the side, so February through April is a very busy time for me. I always vow to keep writing regularly during this time but usually fall short. One of the things I let slip this year was sharing my favorite personal finance articles from other writers with you. However, I did take notes, and I now have a long list of great articles to share. I am going to share three a week, every Saturday. Here are the first three:
“Offer Kids A Savings Match with Strings Attached” by Bill Dwight at Family Finance Favs
One of the financial regrets many adults have is not taking advantage of employer’s retirement savings matches when they are young. One way to save your kids this regret is by training them early on the power of matches by offering them parental savings matches. This article explores this concept and offers some ideas on how to implement it.
“If You Can Afford to Spend It, You Can Afford to Save It” by J. Money at Budgets are Sexy
This article highlights an email from a young lady who had a hard time saving until she came to the important realization highlighted in the title. This is a great idea that can jumpstart your savings.
“The Mistakes People Make When Investing” by Chris Reining at chrisreining.com
This is a heartfelt story about how Chris learned about investing from his father who he later had a falling out with. I agree with Chris’ investing philosophy of using index funds. Takeaway quote: “Warren Buffett says, ‘Investing is simple, but it’s not easy.’ And it’s true. You can put all your money in index funds. That’s simple. Then you have to do nothing. That’s hard.”