Good morning, money nerds, and welcome to another week of Apex Money. This is the place where we gather interesting money stories from all corners of the internet to share with you. Let’s dive right in.
How to increase your savings while spending. [Behavioral Scientist] — “This ‘saving through spending’ setup is an innovative way that government, financial services companies, retailers, and tech companies are working together to help people grow their retirement savings. By combining saving with everyday spending, programs in places as diverse as Mexico, Australia, and Spain are hoping to help solve the problem that too few people are saving enough for retirement, especially for those with lower incomes who fall outside of traditional pension and retirement structures.”
I retired at 30 and now I’m lost, depressed, and don’t know what to do. [/r/financialindependence on Reddit] – “In all, what was supposed to be an amazing journey has turned into one of the darkest periods of my life. I don’t want to go back to work just for the sake of filling my time, and I also don’t know how to move forward either. It’s been hell feeling the time tick away with nothing to do and nothing I have to do. I wish I had read this line before and taken it to heart: retire to a life, not away from one.”
There is no such thing as enough money. [Incognito Money Scribe] — “There is never enough money, if you can’t see the riches in front of you now. The question shouldn’t be: how much money is enough? It should be: how much more clarity do you need to see the rich, joyful things happening all around you?”
Our last piece today is video that’s almost money related. On YouTube, James Hoffman (who does great videos about coffee) reviews Aldi’s absurdly cheap single-cup coffee brewer.
To me, this is entertaining regardless whether you’re in the market for a new coffee brewer. Heck, I don’t even have an Aldi within 500 miles of me. (Although I do see there’s now one in Fresno, which is 571 miles away.) I don’t know why, but I love have James Hoffman nerds out on coffee stuff.
Okay, that’s it for Monday. I’ll be back tomorrow with more. See you then!