My Favorite Reads This Month 💎


I don’t know why people keep saying they have so much more time during these quarantine days than normal as it’s only shrunken for us (these kids nip at us 24/7!), but if you’re one of those fortunate ones, perhaps some of these articles will help you pass the time more enjoyably :)

Below’s a mix of my favorite financial and lifestyle reads from the month that really got my brain humming… Hope something here sparks something for you too!


happy go lucky

Choose Your Financial Vice by Mixed Up Money – “You need to give yourself the freedom to choose which parts of your variable expenses are most important to you… Financial vices are only vices if you don’t prepare for them.”

Can’t Be No Sucka Wit Ya Money 💰 💯 via Twitter –  Kyng Kyren quizzes his 8 y/o son on all things finance and entrepreneurship – which he nails! (Nice find, Susan G!)

sunrise farm

Strive To Wake Up And Do Nothing by Retire Before Dad – “You may not be a manager at your job, but you are the CEO of your household and your finances. So how can you take this management philosophy and apply it to your life?”

7 Valuable Pennies Worth up to $200,000 Might be in Your Pocket by CNBC – “Earlier this year, an ordinary looking penny made headlines when it was found among the possessions of a man named Don Lutes. The 1943 bronze Lincoln cent attracted nearly 30 bids and sold for $204,000…”

Rich People Doing Chores For First Time by NY Post – “I didn’t even know where to put the trash. Usually the garbage is collected by my staff and they put it somewhere.”

choose yourself tedx talk

Choose Yourself (TEDx Talk) by James Altucher – “If you don’t make the choices in your own life, then someone else is going to end up making them for you, and it won’t be good.”

The Netherlands Pays People To Bike To Work by Huff Post – “Where just 1 percent of all journeys by U.S. residents are made by bicycle, Dutch residents make more than 25 percent of trips by bike – a higher proportion than any other country.”

The Greatest Rulers in History Were Frugal by We Want Guac – “Lincoln entered the White House with an estate of $15,000 (which is roughly $460k in today’s dollars) and passed away with an estate worth $90,000 (which today would be $2.7 million). That means he saved $75,000 in his four years as President on a $25,000 salary. Which is a 75% savings rate.”

oregon trail game gif

You can now play Oregon Trail in your web browser! via Internet Archive – Your quarantine just got 100x better! Haha… Big thanks to @mymoneyblog for digging this one up…

My Family’s Slave by The Atlantic via Pocket – “She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.”

Need to escape? These islands cost less than many L.A. homes by L.A. Times – “If you’re feeling cooped up during coronavirus restrictions, these private islands around the globe cost about the same, if not less, than a hefty number of Los Angeles homes.”

And then lastly, a ditty I caught from @APurpleLifeBlog ;)

bank robbers meme


See ya back on Monday ;)

Next week is our last week together – EEK!!

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  1. Banker On FIRE May 21, 2020 at 9:08 AM

    Nice list and appreciate the shout out!

    Really enjoyed the NY Post article.

    To be fair, I’m one of those people that outsources everything to our nanny / housekeeper. I remember how shocked she was when she realized I can actually do housework if needed.

    1. J. Money May 21, 2020 at 4:20 PM

      Haha… I dare you to blog about that :)

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