Sometimes in the personal finance community we fall into writing only posts that give advice and admonish. This is natural. You want to provide value and add to your reader’s life.
But it’s difficult to know where each reader is in their personal financial journey. For example, if you walked up to Mr. Money Mustache and you said you’re saving 50% of your income, he would probably shrug and think nothing of it. If you walked up to your colleague who just purchased a $9 iced caramel macchiato with an extra shot and soy and suggested that she should save 50% of her income, she might slap you in the face.
So it’s useful to sometimes provide encouragement and context to the reader. It’s useful to say that no matter where you are in your journey, there are lots of people around you that are in a similar place. There are even more people one step ahead who are looking to help you.
Today I want to show you the stages. Whether you are new to personal fiance, intermediate, or an expert here, I will show you a blog that fits your stage. I hope that by showing you others who have walked in your footsteps you will learn that: (1) This crazy Handy Millennial is not unusual! (2) The ideas that are being cycled through the community are real and they do work! (3) You too can be whatever it is you want to be. It is not too late to start now.
The list of blogs below is by no means exhaustive. Its simply a reflection of some of the blogs that the Handy Millennial have run across. There is a wealth of information out there, and an incredible diversity of authors. All you have to do is find one that speaks to you.
Like a good textbook, the author that speaks to you will open doors and encourage you past the struggles on your own personal finance journey. I hope you enjoy the blogs below.
The Experts – These people are financially independent and they swim through the intricacies of personal finance like a worm through Swiss cheese.
The Debt Payers – These are people that have paid off a substantial amount of debt and are now on track to retire well. The key distinction here is that they dug themselves out of a hole!
Families on the way to Financial Independence – These are people who have kids and are currently on the way to financial independence.
People Aspiring to FIRE on ordinary incomes – These are people just like you and me, except for their determination to save.
Lastly, people around the world.
- In the UK: Frugality Gives Us Options
So there you have it, 12 blogs in North America and one more in Europe. Interestingly they are all espousing similar philosophies on living life in a minimalist way, being frugal with your money, and freeing yourself from the need to work through financial savvy. If you are new to this journey, welcome, we are all here to help you, if you are on the way, each out any time you need it, and if you’re a master, we thank you for your support.