I know that not everyone has been reading plonkee money for a year. I think that about this time last year I actually worked out how to set up my feeds properly – I started blogging before I knew about the amazing powers of feedreaders, and it showed.
Still, you’re here now, and that’s the important thing. If you want to check out what you missed last May on plonkee money try:
- getting out of debt would be easier – I still don’t have any consumer debt, and I still think it’s psychologically easier to get out of debt than to start with a little and save and invest. If you disagree, read the post, and let me know in the comments.
- single and aiming for a financially stable partner – nothing much has changed here in the last year either. I’m not currently looking for anyone, but if I was they’d have to be a believer in sensible personal finance.
- starting a business will not make you rich – I mean it plausibly might, but it probably won’t. Something for the more entrepreneurial readers to oppose 😉 .
- overpaying the mortgage, or investing for retirement – which are you doing?
Should that not be enough retro plonkee money to be going on with, browse the full archives and read some more.
If you want a different point of view, lately I’ve liked:
- using a freedom account to prepare for the unexpected @ get rich slowly – irregular expenses needn’t cripple your finances any more
- when we received a collection letter @ mrs. micah – fortunately I haven’t had one yet myself, but I’ve had them for other people (previous tenants) and it’s best to open and call them up to let them know that they’ve moved. It cuts down on hassle.
- what is an annuity? @ moolanomy – important information as in the UK it’s almost (but not quite) compulsory to purchase an annuity with your pension funds, something about not squandering it and relying on the state I think
- how to feed a family of five on $200 a month @ rocket finance – where Mrs Rocket explains how she feeds the family, and rocketc admits to eating both seconds, and thirds at meal times
- it’s not what you make, it’s what you keep
- cameraderie and one upmanship
- why i’m not paying off my student loans early