How was your weekend? I got over a mild illness just in time for a Saturday jam-packed with errands (key copies + dog food + spice rack hanging), a Saturday night double-birthday celebration, and an unexpected road trip to Maryland on Sunday.
This week’s short $$$ reads:
For audio-visual learners (or anybody who wants to avoid high fees and bad advice), I give you John Oliver: Retirement Plans.
When we try to make sense of money, we often use food analogies. This eating disorder survivor explains why she doesn’t.
The same precise attention to inputs and outputs that was so destructive to me as a teenager is actually quite useful when applied to my finances. When I was 16, control meant wasting away. Now it means fattening up my retirement accounts.
I am a huge, huge advocate for getting 8+ hours of sleep for maximum productivity (and quality of life). As it turns out, so is Ariana Huffington.
Everybody tells you to turn up your thermostat in the summer to shave $$$ off your electric bill. This woman kept track of how much extra she spent when she went without A/C.
Three boxes of natural fruit pops: $18
Popsicles would’ve been a cheaper alternative, but at the rate I was going through them, I wanted to at least pick a more healthful frozen treat.
Ask your parents (or another money-smart adult in your life) to write you a money letter. I asked my dad for one last week, and I’m pumped!