Hey there! I’ve been keeping up my routine pretty well this week outside of the fact I have barely slept. I’m reasonably certain it’ll take an awful lot for me to watch my grandparents dogs again. I thought my dogs were spoiled, no sir! But, I did go to the gym the three days that I said I would, so progress over last week!
1500 Days posted about where he grew up and the opportunities he’s had to get where he is today. He closes that by dreaming big, you can avoid the normal results from normal effort. Take the time to be extraordinary.
Get Rich Slowly shared a review on Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover. The recommendations are pretty straightforward for those of us in the personal finance community, but, I must say, this article pointed out that having a $1,000 (or any amount really) emergency fund can be a reminder that you’ve succeeded,managed something that so few people are able to do.
Bridget Eastgaard at Money After Graduation shared “7 Reasons Why You Should Never Borrow Money for a Down-Payment.” The most eye-opening part was where she explained that a 5% down-payment doesn’t actually equal 5% in equity, which I had never thought about.
Finally, from Amanda at Musical Poem, “If We Were on a Coffee Date.” By far my favorite article of the week, but I’m a romantic deep down and these kinds of creative exploits always remind me of all the little things in life that make it truly amazing. I’ll need to do this one of these days.
What inspired you this week?