the "why" - I'm impressed by the insights and information being shared within the personal finance community. This is a short round up of what has caught my attention in the past week. What have you read this week?
I started reading Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner's Guide to Leveling Up Your Money by Erin Lowry (@brokemillennial). I'm looking forward to getting the beginner's course in investments and leveling up #LUYM. My only "investing" experience so far has been with retirement savings and acorns, so I am interested in diversifying! I didn't read her first book so didn't *fully* know what to expect, and I've been impressed by the conversational style and engaging approach to an admittedly thorny topic.
From around the interwebs, there have been a few articles this week that I haven't been able to get out of my head
So tell me, what are you reading?
This week, I've been struggling through two excellent books. It actually pains me to say I'm struggling - it's not the writing, or the message. It's me, and my mindset. I'm reading Present over Perfect and Zero Waste Home and I find myself scribbling notes and emphatically agreeing with everything I'm reading, and then just feeling exhausted. Exhausted that these two authors are right, exhausted at the thought of change, exhausted at the anger I feel at having to undo a "consumer model" life.
I'm trying to embrace the mantra of "progress over perfection" and make little changes. This week, I focused on reducing our single use plastic by refusing bags at the convenience store and being more reflective at the end of the day by refusing to use my phone after I got in bed. The phone ban is hard, but I'm realizing I'm reading more deeply and retaining more by reading on my Kindle rather than in the Kindle app (and, I suspect, switching between apps far too often when on my phone.)
From around the rest of the blogosphere, here's what caught my attention in the past week
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