Good morning, my friends. I hope you’re doing well. And I hope that you’re ready for another week of outstanding money links here at Apex Money. To kick things off this Monday, we’re going to take a look at some stories from traditional media outlets. You know, newspapers and magazines! (Remember those?)
Four questions to help demystify your relationship with money. [New York Times, so possible paywall] — “That’s where these questions can move people to think about their money as more than just a way to buy what they want. It gets people to think about how they want to be involved in their family, their community and the world.”
Cut your work hours in half by using an “A/B schedule”. [Fast Company] — “As a coach who works with a lot of business owners and solopreneurs, I’ve seen my clients do everything from marketing to idea generation to logistical firefighting. Often, they’re doing all these things on the same day, if not the same hour. That makes about as much sense as actually balancing, wearing, and placing a stack of hats on your head at the same time. So I tell my clients, they need to put on one hat–one role–at a time, and adopt an A/B schedule.”
Financial rules of thumb to consider breaking. [Kiplinger’s] — “Financial rules of thumb circle around the internet like flotsam caught in an eddy. We scrutinized five particularly persistent ones to see how they hold up. Our conclusion: Most have merit as a starting point for setting a financial goal. But depending on your personal circumstances, you may benefit from bending the rules.”
To wrap things up, let’s look at several mass media outlets at once! Last week, I discovered News Radius, a site that collates news headlines from five different major outlets, then displays them side by side. It’s interesting. Here’s a screenshot:
The site also has an election-focused page where you can compare tweets from both Joe Biden and Donald Trump. I’m not a big fan of the news media, but I find this project interesting.
Okay, that’s plenty for today. I’ll be back tomorrow with more great links. See you then.