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Not a Financial Unicorn

I was never a fan of those “I paid off $300,000 of student loan debt in 4 months” posts. In fact, I rarely believed them.

And while there may be “financial unicorns” out there, I think we need to pay more attention to those who aren’t… and Michelle does a great job:

Not a Financial Unicorn [#moneyhungry] – “I want to talk about the fact that the majority of people making life changing financial changes aren’t financial unicorns and that their efforts are just as valuable to know and hear about-if not even more so. If you’re making significant financial changes in your life and are wondering if it’s worth it? It is and I want to share what the other side of constantly putting your financial foot one step in front of the other looks like. I’m not a Financial Unicorn but my unsexy financial journey has changed my life for the better. For those of you who are on the other side of some epic financial goals, listen to the show and share with a friend or family member who could use some encouragement going into the New Year.”

How I Made $11,520 While Retired In 2021 [A Purple Life] – “So let’s talk about something fun, the surprising amount of money I made in retirement. It’s surprising because outside of dividends, I expected this amount to be $0 after I quit my job in October 2020 to retire at 30. But like a lot of things in life, I was wrong. Let’s get into it!”

Why personal finance blogs are awesome [Financial Chain Breakers] – “We’re real people, and we write about our own financial lives. We talk about the struggles we face and the insights we have as we try to save, invest, and retire. We may have some good ideas, some creative ways of looking at things, or helpful tips about what worked for us. But it’s usually about the human dimension of personal finance—and maybe a little entertainment—rather than the nuts and bolts of the exact financial plan that’s right for you.”