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Happy weekend! With North Korea tensions, Google gender debates, and electric vehicles making a giant leap forward with the release of Tesla’s Model 3, it has been a busy week. The S&P 500 closed down 1.45% on Thursday, only the third day this year it has closed over 1% down. Investors seem worried about the North Korea tensions, and it is playing out in the markets. While these days may make you nervous, keep in mind that you are better off investing continually, even through market ups and downs. Take some time away from the news this weekend, enjoy some family time, and maybe read a few articles on personal finance fundamentals to keep your finger off the sell button!
This weekend is a big one blog-wise for me. I will be buckling down Friday night and Saturday morning to write the six month anniversary post for Mama Fish Saves! In some ways it feels like it can’t possibly have been this long, and in others I can’t believe I’m not 4 years in. The important thing is that I’m still loving blogging and interacting with all of you! I can’t wait to share how things have progressed, what I’ve learned, and what my goals are for the next six months. I hope you swing back by to check it out!
So now, without further ado, check out my favorite inspirational quote and personal finance blog posts of the week!
Quote of the Week
Top Personal Finance Blog Posts from the Week
How to Retire When You Only Make $30,000 Per Year Zero Day Finance tackles the myth that retirement and investing for your future is only for the rich. Check out his budget breakdown on how a household making only $30,000 per year could save for a very comfortable retirement.
Do Communities Still Exist? Money Buffalo discusses the benefits of community, both online and physical, and how it seems to be more difficult to find community in the 21st century. This is something Daddy Fish and I have discussed at length, and one reason we are incredibly grateful to live in a little neighborhood where we all know each other.
Frugal With Kids – 10 Things to Help Make Things Cheaper Budget On A Stick shares some top ways to make your money gobbling kids less expensive. My favorite tip? The cardboard box coloring station! We always have tons of boxes in the basement from Amazon and this could be a way to distract Fuss Fish in the kitchen while we cook.
How Gardening Can Help You Save Money Centsibly Rich hosts a guest post from Lucy at Garden Ambition to share ways gardens can actually save you money. Our garden has fallen off since Fuss Fish was born, but we still love growing high yielding veggies like tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, and strawberries!
*If you are worried it is too expensive to start a garden, check out Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew. It changed Daddy Fish and my perspective and allowed us to start our highest yielding garden ever in only 32 square feet of our yard! (Note: This is an Amazon affiliate link. If you buy the book through this link, I get $0.48 to help keep this site running.)
12 Budget-Friendly Back-to-School Tips & Tricks We aren’t quite at the age to be back-to-school shopping, but as I recently read that the average family spends over $600 a year on back-to-school shopping I thought I would find some great tips for you! Busy Budgeter tackles some awesome options to keep more money in your wallet while checking off all the items on your shopping list!
Did any of the top posts peak your interest? Did you read anything else this week you think other families would find interesting? Share your knowledge the comments!
This post was proofread by Grammarly.