Top 10 Free Money Finance Excerpts of 2012

Free Money Finance is one of the blogs I’ve followed for some time. I was glad to find a top ten as one of his recent posts. It was Top 10 Free Money Finance Excerpts of 2012. The top ten included;

“Do What You Love” Is Bad Advice – “We all get told at some point (if not over and over again), ‘Do what you love and the money will follow,’ and it’s just plain bad advice. The number of people who make a lot of money doing what they love is so insignificantly small that it’s an unrealistic and useless thing to model. The most unfortunate thing about this is that it makes people feel like they are failing when they don’t achieve it.”

Tough to read this as I just left a job I hated and will do what I love from this point on. A great article, right or wrong.

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This is a fascinating look at The top 10 reasons employees leave. As the article goes on to say, it’s rarely about the money. In fact only 12% cited money as the reason. My favorite from this list is pretty simple –

You didn’t value your team members for their work.

For most people, recognition and respect will overcome a bit lower pay. Check out the rest of the article and see if you agree with the rest of the reasons people leave their job.

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Green Host It wrote a blogger-focused article Top 10 Tips For Making Money Online With Multiple Revenue Streams, a look at ten different ways bloggers can use their skills to make some extra money. Let’s look at the one I’m liking the best:

Direct ad sales

Selling ads directly is a possibility for small publishers who have time, dedication and the right approach. You can sell ads to your competitors or other businesses who are interested in getting their banner in front of your web site visitors.

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12 Essential Lessons About Money and Life

A recent post at Afford Anything, The 12 Essential Lessons I Want to Share About Money & Life is financial blogger Paula Pant’s principles of money and finance. Please take a look at this wonderful list of 12 lessons, but first I’ll share the one that I recall saying to my daughter nearly a decade ago –

You Can Afford Anything. You Just Can’t Afford Everything.

This gave Paula the name of her blog, and set the stage for her approach. But, back to me. When my daughter was 6 or 7 years old, she was trying to understand what our spending limit was. Could we afford this or that? In the end, I explained that aside from something like a Lear Jet, we could actually afford nearly anything. But not everything. Spending is about choice, and as Paula says in her article, “Show me how you spend your money, and I’ll know what you value.”

You may very well save the cost of a dozen financial self-help books by reading this one great blog post.

 

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