I’ve been consuming a lot of personal-finance related media online recently. Like a lot. So I’ve decided that I would share some of these articles, and my thoughts on them, with you here. So, without further ado, here’s what I’ve read in the last couple of weeks that I think is worth passing on.
Jessica Stillman of inc.com talks about the latest research on money and happiness.The takeaway? Money can improve your life satisfaction, but only up to a point and a certain income level. After that, working hard should be about things like personal fulfillment or pursuit of other goals, not just making more money. These are American numbers, so I wonder what the magic income level would be for myself and my Canadian readers. Does anyone have any similar sources with Canadian amounts?
Leslie Beck wrote a nice article for The Globe and Mail about the benefits of bringing your lunch to work ever day. (An excellent Frugal Habit if I do say so myself!) I like that she addressed the issue from both financial and health standpoints with solid examples to support her arguments. She also has some great tips for actually making that habit happen.
Finally, I just came across this older article from Apartment Therapy about 25 Creative Ways to Save Money in 2016. It’s got some ideas that are even new to me! I think I want to start keeping a list of all the food we throw away, since we’ve been throwing away more food than usual recently. What about you? Do you have any other creative tips you think should be added to this list?
That’s it for me today and now I’ll turn it over to you. Do you have any articles or news that you’ve read recently that you recommend?