Hello again, my friends. As always, I’m here with another batch of juicy personal-finance links. Sink your teeth into these, why don’t you?
Money is emotional, but personal finance advice rarely accounts for that. [Vox] — “As a financial therapist, I’ve seen spending behaviors driven by emotions and not logic time and time again…These people weren’t doing anything ‘bad’. They were doing what most of us do: making money-related decisions based on feelings. In my work, I help people understand how their emotions are driving money decisions, assess if their money is going where they want it to go, practice financial self-compassion, and know when to ask for help. Here is what I tell them.”
Want to succeed? Stop comparing yourself to others. [Darius Foroux] — “Life is about accepting that everyone’s situation is unique. We’re all on our own trajectory. Our careers, families, relationships, mental and emotional health, and so forth are different from others. Other factors like talent, stress-tolerance, financial and social resources, educational background, and so forth also come into play. Too many people forget about those things. So when things don’t work out, they get discouraged and depressed.”
The difference between busy and non-busy people. [Becoming Minimalist] — “Some people are not busy. They appear calm, collected, and in control…but still productive. They are enviable in the life they live. What do they understand about life that others do not?” [I know I already shared another article from Becoming Minimalist this week. Both are excellent, though.]
Lastly, here’s a fun video feature from Wired. It’s a 22-minute look at the English accents of North America. Fascinating stuff.
And that’s all I’ve got. Come back tomorrow for more, muchachos!