The Weekly Fav 5: Five Great Financial Posts You Should Check Out


Hey, Money Buddie$!

It’s been a while since the last Weekly Fav 5. Things have been a bit rough around here. In the last Fav 5 I shared that we had some Hurricane Harvey damage. Just a bit over a week later my Wife’s Mom passed away.

With that, I needed to back away from a few things and focus on us. We’re on the mend. I’ve still got some work to take care of around the place, and Selena’s handling her Mom’s passing pretty well.

Time to get back to as “Normal” as possible.

With that, here’s the latest, although delayed Weekly Fav 5.

There’s some great stuff here!


The Best Place to Buy College Textbooks OnlineThe Best Places to Buy College Textbooks Online (The College Investor)- It’s been a LONG time since I’ve bought college textbooks, but I know they’ve only gotten more expensive, so here’s a resource to help you and your loved ones not spend so much.

You know that they say about textbooks? “They’re not published to provide for education, they’re published for making money.”

So, don’t spend any more than you have to.


If only I had . . . Financial success tips that would have made me so much more successful with my personal financial planning. Oh well, at least you can learn from my financial mistakes.12 Financial Success Tips I Wish I Had Learned In High School (Amy White at Daily Successful Living)- I can SO relate to this post. There’s so much that I’ve had to learn on my own. Sure wish I’d learned thes 12 tips in high school, or at least in my 20’s.

Well, better late than never.

#1 is my favorite, followed by #5.



Image with Text "5 Actions To Improve Your Finances"Improve Your Finances With These 5 Actions (Steve Goodwin at My Family on a Budget)- So, who doesn’t need to improve their finances? Well, probably folks with tons of money and no chance of blowing it all.

As for us “Normal” folks, there’s definitely room for improvement. You’ll find some good ideas here.

I especially like #5.



Am I too late for early retirement?Am I too late for early retirement? (Sarah at Enrichmentality) – Retirement. It’s a word that folks often use, and many times in conjunction with the words “I’ll Never.”

Other folks are sure of retirement and there some out there that are determined to retire early.

Here’s some great info on different strategies.


best finance appsRockstar 360 Report: The Most Popular Financial Apps! (Rockstar Team at Rockstar Finance) – I’m not one to use apps. Not that I’m not capable or have the desire.

I don’t have a Smart Phone. I keep telling myself that I need to get one, but I haven’t been able to justify the cost.

For you folks that have them, here’s some options that the folks at Rockstar Finance recommend. I’ll bet you’ll find something useful here.


Well, there’s a “Tardy” group of favorites. I know that you’ll find something useful out of the bunch. Let me know what your favorite was, or if you have a post to recommend.

Until next time, Peace!


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About Keith

Keith, aka Shin, is a close to 60 former teacher and counselor who's blundered through the world of personal finance, learning the basics later in life than he likes. It's his mission to share as much about personal finance as possible, helping others get a handle on it, much earlier than he did.
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4 Responses to The Weekly Fav 5: Five Great Financial Posts You Should Check Out

  1. Some great topics here today Shin! Glad that my 5 actions checklist resonated with you! Thanks for helping to get the word out there!

    • Keith says:

      Thanks, Steven! My pleasure on including yours. Good stuff, for sure. Same to you about getting the word out. Sure wish I’d had resources like these and ours when in my 20’s.

      Better late than never, and my mission is to try to share knowledge with as many folks as I can.

  2. J. Money says:

    Thanks for spreading the word on our new Apps Directory! Really appreciate it!

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