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The Plutus Awards Finalists Announced!

For personal finance content creators (bloggers, video, podcasts, etc.), the Plutus Awards are our awards ceremony. J.D. and myself have both been honored a few times and it’s always a fun event to attend during FinCon, a massive industry conference for personal finance content creators.

Earlier this week, the finalists for this year’s Plutus Awards were announced and we wanted to invite you to check out a few of the blogs that were nominated – if you’re looking to add a few new sites to your bookmarks, it’s a great place to start.

A few of today’s posts are Finalists so I’ll indicate it.

A Case for Grieving the Mundane Losses of a Pandemic [Brave Saver] – “And yet I anxiously watched my inbox, willing new assignments to appear. This is it, I thought when they didn’t. My last clients are dumping me. Refresh inbox. I’m losing work and don’t even have the time and resources to get it back. Refresh. How far is this going to set me back financially, professionally? Refresh. Is this what getting laid off feels like? My writing career, 10 years in the making — gone overnight?” (nominated for Best New Personal Finance Blog)

Modeling a Wealth Tax [Paul Graham] – “Some politicians are proposing to introduce wealth taxes in addition to income and capital gains taxes. Let’s try modeling the effects of various levels of wealth tax to see what they would mean in practice for a startup founder.” It’s a quick post that talks about a tax on net worth but when you think about it, this also explains why it’s important to keep investing fees as low as possible. If you’re paying a 1% expense ratio on your mutual fund, over 60 years, it’ll have eaten up 45% of the value of that investment.

How To Budget When You Have A Fluctuating Income [Literally Broke] – “One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to personal finance. But a really great rule of thumb for beginning budgeters is 50/30/20, a budgeting technique based on percentages that was popularized by our girl Elizabeth Warren.” (nominated for Best New Personal Finance Blog)

Finally, ever wonder how many people it might’ve taken to build the Great Pyramid of Giza?

How Many People Did it Take to Build the Great Pyramid? [IEEE] – “Given that some 4,600 years have elapsed since the completion of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the structure stands remarkably intact. It is a polyhedron with a regular polygon base, its volume is about 2.6 million cubic meters, and its original height was 146.6 meters, including the lost pyramidion, or capstone. We may never know exactly how the pyramid was built, but even so, we can say with some confidence how many people were required to build it.”

See you tomorrow Apexian!