Hey all, welcome to the third monthly Link-O-Rama. One could mean anything, two is starting to become a pattern, but by three, we’ve reached a full blown tradition.
Every month, I’ll share my favorite reads from around the web. These articles will be perfect for fellow millennials seeking financial independence. Most will revolve around investing, saving money, and early retirement, however, I do reserve the right to occasionally throw in a completely random but entertaining read.
Price Wars in Index Fund Land
The biggest personal finance news of the month. Physician on Fire covers the low fee price war currently raging between Vanguard, Charles Schwab, and Fidelity. In a surprising move, Vanguard just lowered their rates, but not just out of the goodness of their hearts.
The real cause? Vanguard isn’t the unquestionable cheapest kid on the block anymore, although PoF isn’t switching his funds just yet. (And neither am I.)
Money Advice that is Mucho [Expletive Deleted]
Steve at ThinkSaveRetire.com launched a profanity laden assault on some financial advice that is… how does he say it? Oh yea, bullshit! Check this shit out.
Your Phone Addiction is No Accident.
You know the drill… wake up, immediately check your phone, and somehow become distracted for 15 minutes. Wait, how did that happen?
Tristan Harris was a member of the small group of designers at Google/Facebook/Twitter who use deliberate design decisions to single handedly influence how billions of people think and act every day.
Here’s his fascinating piece about nine ways this elite group of designers intentionally hijacks your brain. My favorite read of the month.
Looking to save some money?
The Savvy Couple has you covered. Forget the usual 10 or so money saving ideas. They posted up a massive list of 100+ ways to save money.
Could you be a one car household?
Julie from Millenniallboss.com reflects on one year without a car.
Should You Pay Off Student Loans or Invest?
The age old question. Here’s a great piece from InvestmentZen.com to help you decide.
My Money Wizard Around the Web
Business Insider ran a story about how a 27 year old who saves over 60% of his income travels on the cheap. Oh wait, that 27 year old is me!
Business Insider also ran a story about a 27 year old discussing the awesomeness of automating your finances. Oh wait, that’s me too!
Happy Reading! See you in a few days for May’s Net Worth Update!