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Money is important but not all important

I spent the better half of last week in New Orleans at FinCon, a conference for financial creators. I got to see a lot of the creators we feature on Apex and it’s always exciting to hear what they have going on in their lives too. We talk about money on our blogs, we share money and money adjacent articles on Apex, but it’s only a small part of who we all are. It’s nice to be able to enjoy that in person.

This also meant that J.D. and I got a chance to hang out! We enjoyed many a beer and beignet together. And étouffée. And po boy. Such good food!

Money is important because it enables our enjoyment of life. It’s important but not all important. It’s nice to get reminders from time to time!

How to Visit Disney World Using Points & Miles [Family Money Adventure] – “Travel rewards can be overwhelming when you start. Going into that first rewards trip, my goal was to earn enough rewards to cover our flights and accommodations. I knew if I could figure out how to do that with our family of six, it would be worth the time and effort. If I had known then what I know now, I probably would’ve been able to pay for our Disney World tickets and rental car with points, too.” Disney is expensive. Kevin can show you how to make it slightly less expensive.

You know what else is expensive? College. And with the changes to 529 plans, you may not be up to speed on how they work.

What Are Qualified Expenses For A 529 Plan (And What Doesn’t Count)? [The College Investor] – “If you’ve been considering opening a 529, here are some common qualified expenses you should be aware of. We also go into depth on some of the non-qualified expenses that people sometimes get mixed up and “think” they do qualify. Make sure you don’t fall into that trap.”

Your Happiest Time In Life Is Still Ahead Of You — Way Ahead Of You [Fatherly] – “If you thought the carefree days of your youth were behind you, or that happiness was a thing for the young, have we got a surprise for you. Scientists from Germany and Switzerland recently pinpointed the age at which people are happiest, and it’s not your twenties. Or your thirties. Or your forties. Or even your fifties. Or even…you get the point. Believe it or not, an analysis of 443 studies comprised of more than 460,000 participants found that the happiest time in people’s lives is when they reach 70 years old.”