Whoa, money nerds, look at this! It’s Monday, and Apex Money has its first-ever guest curator. That’s right. Today, Angela Rozmyn from the always-awesome Tread Lightly, Retire Early has pulled together a few of her favorite recent money stories. (By the way, Angela curates cool stuff every single Wednesday at her own site. Check it out!)
Let’s start things off with a podcast episode from the one and only Michelle Jackson, host of Michelle Is Money Hungry. Here she shares the lessons she learned from paying off $56,000 in debt.
My dad sucks with money. How do I make him change? [Bitches Get Riches] — “As an opinionated-ass person, one of the hardest lessons I’ve learned is that I can’t control other people. Even if the reason I want to control them is because I love them and I want to protect them from the consequences of their choices. It’s easy to forget what makes me happy doesn’t make everyone else happy. To assume otherwise is disrespectful on a fundamental human level.”
The option of early retirement. [One Frugal Girl] — “My husband and I never set a goal for FI. Similarly we have not set a specific date for early retirement. Those objectives may seem unbelievably important, but in reality they are just dates on a calendar and numbers in a bank account. So to be honest I don’t know what’s next. That’s the beauty of financial independence. We can choose the option of early retirement or we can choose to continue working.”
Money stress traps many women into saying in unhappy marriages. [CNBC] — “For many women, financial security is one of the biggest considerations that factor in when deciding whether to stay in an unhappy marriage or divorce. As a result, a significantly large number of women stay in marriages that are unhealthy and even border on dysfunctional.”
That’s it for today, my friends. Be sure to visit Angela at her home on the web: Tread Lightly, Retire Early.
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