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Welcome to this session of grand rounds, a collection of posts I have discovered in the blogosphere and have found of interest and hope you do too.
This offering of Grand Rounds looks at articles from around the web that deal with issues of money and emotions/behavior.
It is hard to open up the purse strings when you have been scrimping and saving to achieve FIRE for so long.
That is why a lot of individuals find it difficult to start spending that hard earned cash when it is finally time to do so.
So what do you need to do to your frugal persona?
Why give it the boot of course.
Financial Samurai shows you how in, “The Boot: A Smart Solution To Spending More Money Guilt-Free.”
It is easy to justify killing yourself at work and living extremely frugal so that you can retire early.
The main philosophy behind this approach is that you work hard now to enjoy life later.
But life is unpredictable and you never know if you ever get to “later.”
Retire by 40 gives some sage advice to avoid that tragic situation, “Don’t Wait Until Retirement to Be Happy.”
So the goal is to be the happiest you can at every stage of your life and not just think you will catch up at the end of your life.
We have heard the phrase, “Money Can’t Buy You Happiness,” but is that really true?
Debt Free Dr. challenges this statement in, “What If Money CAN Buy Happiness?”
I am sure many of you have taken personality tests.
Most of the time it is to see how compatible you are with your partner.
Well since we all have a relationship with money it makes sense that certain types emerge.
The Female Money Doctor helps you find out what money personality type best suits you in, “What Are the 8 Money Archetypes?”
Hope you enjoyed the reading material.
Have a great rest of the week.
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