I am often intrigued by articles that say things like, “How I paid $80,000 off in 6 months,” and “I slayed my student loans in under a year!” But once I read these articles, I find out that these individuals make over $200,000 annually, live in a low-cost area, and have roommates.
I’m smoking my quarterly goals this year so far. Part of my success has been that my goals were realistic and attainable, the other part has been that this year has been good to me so far. A few things that have worked to my advantage:
News about the health of the economy seems to be contradictory; on one hand, auto sales and the housing market are on an uptick, yet on the other job creation is flat. Too many articles are mentioning how few are benefiting from the stock market growth by either suggesting the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer or flat out stating this as a fact.
As much as I know saving 10% – 20% of my income is the “right” thing to do, it’s not always as easy as it looks on paper. Sure, our financial hero Pete (as seen in my previous post) is the ultimate finance hero; he started saving young and tackling student loan debt.
Some of my earliest posts were, in my opinion, my greatest. Of course, new blogs are infrequently visited and few people actually read my greatest opuses (well, maybe my posts weren’t that spectacular). However, the nice thing about having a blog that’s a few years old is going through old posts and reviving them – sort of like the idea of reincarnation; it’s new, but deja vu.