Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — June 2019
It’s time again for one of my favorite features here on Dyer News: a look at the top 10 personal finance articles of the month. With summer now in full swing, we start things off by talking travel. Similarly we’ll hit the road for a look at several aspects of car ownership. Finally we’ll cover a few tips for cutting spending, having a frugal wedding, and more.
As usual, this month’s list includes a couple Dyer News Top 10 mainstays as well as a few first-timers. Without further ado, below is my list of the top 10 personal finance articles published in June of 2019, along with their title, author, and the site they originally appeared on.
How to Travel When You’re Saving for Financial Goals — Laurie, The Three Year Experiment
Everyone knows that summer is travel season. For many this time of year is their one chance to get away and enjoy a vacation. But what if you could travel more than once per year while still working toward your financial goals? As Laurie shares, this type of life is possible if you learn how to properly prioritize (and employ a few money-saving techniques).
The Best Travel Insurance Companies: An Up To Date List For All Types of Travelers — Coral Ouellette, Wallet Hacks
While you can budget and arrange for a dream trip the reality is things can always go wrong with your plans. In such cases, having travel insurance might be a huge help — but how do you know where the best place to purchase such a policy is? Thankfully Coral has compiled a list of the best travel insurance companies along with a few tips for choosing the right policy.
Cars, Cars, Cars
Road Trip: A Vacation Money Saver? — Brian Brandow, Debt Discipline
Speaking of travel, one popular way to save cash is to hit the open road instead of cramming into a plane seat. Although this strategy can be effective, it will require some planning on your part in order to fully reap the benefits. That’s why Brian shares some handy advice for everything from what to pack for your road trip to what to be prepared for if you’re looking to save money.
Why I Decided to Pay Off My Auto Loan Early — Money Saved is Money Earned
When it comes to buying a car, there’s a general consensus among finance experts that a used car is typically a better idea. However the topic of whether it makes more sense to pay off a car loan early or retain your payments and invest your extra funds is more controversial. As this post from Money Saved is Money Earned points out, sometimes the answer to that question comes down to personal preference.
The 5 Best Ways to Sell a Used Car. Which One Do I Recommend? — Jonathan, Mr. Centsible
There are many reasons why one might want to sell your car. Perhaps you’re looking to downsize or, on the other end of things, hoping to upgrade. Although the idea of selling your car may seem simple enough, today there are plenty of different options for doing so — and all carry their own pros and cons. To help steer you in the right direction, Jonathan looks at a few of the best ways to sell your used car and what to consider when you do.
Cutting Your Spending
Ways to Combat Overspending on Impulse Buys and Save More Money —
It’s easy to say you want to save more money but we all know that to actually do it takes a bit more work. Moreover one of the biggest budget enemies is the dreaded “impulse buy.” To help you overcome these ill-advised purchases, Mr. Simple Life looks at a few tips for avoiding temptation and resist overspending.
Death to the Consumer Mentality: How to Start Fattening Your Wallet — Todd, Invested Wallet
Incidentally, the tendency most of us have to buy whatever we want without much thought isn’t just personal but societal. In fact “consumer mentality” seems to be the default in our culture, leading people to believe they need to own all kinds of things. For those who want to buck that trend and build wealth instead, Todd shares how to transition from a consumer mentality to an investor mentality.
Personal Finance Tips
Our Frugal Vegas Wedding and Tips for Your Wedding on a Budget —Kyle Burbank, Your Money Geek
A recent report found that the issuance of wedding loans are on the rise. In other words, an increasing number of couples are willing to go into debt for things like an “Instagram-worthy” venue for their nuptials. Luckily having a memorable wedding doesn’t require spending thousands, as Kyle highlights in this guide to getting married on a budget.
Your Full-Time Job Is Often the Best Side Hustle — Theodora Evans, Camp FIRE Finance
At this point you’ve undoubtedly heard that side hustles are a must for most of us. This would imply that you should find some other way to make money outside of your regular profession. Contrary to that common advice, Theodora explains why concentrating on your full-time job can actually be more lucrative than splitting your focus.
Using Marathon Endurance to Win in Life — Nathan, Life Before Budget
Wouldn’t you love to get rich quick? While most of us likely would, it’s often not a very realistic aspiration. Instead building wealth takes time and endurance. Put another way, as Nathan highlights, life isn’t a sprint but a marathon.
Thanks for checking out my top 10 personal finance articles published last month and congratulations to all of the bloggers who made the list. To find more of these great articles on a daily basis, be sure to follow me on Twitter @jondyer9 and of course visit DyerNews.com.
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