Plutus Awards Weekly Showcase: April 3, 2020

The Plutus Awards team highlights the best in financial media every week in the Plutus Awards Showcase. To submit an item you’ve written, created, or found for next week’s feature, follow us on Twitter.

Spring is here and that means it’s time to spring clean our finances (as best we can given the situation). Each author we’re highlighting this week offers a fresh perspective on what it means to take care of your finances and shape up your wallet. If you’re looking for more advice, we’re also highlighting our community many times a week throughout our social channels with Facebook Lives, Instagram Takeovers, and shout outs on Twitter. Follow @PlutusAwards and @PlutusFound for the most up to date information and toss your name into the ring by emailing us at We also have applications open for the Plutus Panel! The Plutus Awards Panel is a team of about sixty bloggers, podcasters, video producers, and authors with experience and expertise in writing and speaking about personal finance and related topics on the internet. This team helps the Awards executive team determine changes to the categories of awards and select the finalists and winners from the large pool of submissions and nominations.

Every year, we invite everyone within the community to apply for a position on the Plutus Awards Panel. Serving on the Panel doesn’t require a lot of time, but it helps sets the course for the Awards, and keeps panelists involved in interesting discussions designed to move the community forward. It is also a great way to make sure that subcommunities and “niches” have accurate representation in this year’s awards ceremony.

Please apply to participate on the Plutus Awards Panel by April 17 to be involved in every aspect of planning this year’s awards season.

Spring Clean Your Financial Life

“Does anyone else get this weird surge of motivation to declutter, landscape, clean the car, and clean everything you possibly can during spring?” – Whitney Hansen Co

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How to Get Guaranteed Income by Building a Bond Ladder

“It’s not too good to be true: it’s a bond ladder. Let’s get into what laddering is, how to build a ladder, and how the income is contractually guaranteed.” – The Rich Miser

6 reasons why it is so hard to choose Early Retirement

“With my net worth pushing incrementally higher and higher for every month that passes and the resulting transfer of wage slave money ? to the stock market, a new set of reflections are starting to set in.” – Minimal5

Zero-waste on a budget

“In a world of endless consumerism and convenience, it can be more than a little daunting to imagine a life creating little to no waste.” – Eco Frugals

Index Fund Bubble: Arguments For and Against

“Back in September 2019, Michael Burry predicted an index fund bubble. Since I invest index funds and write about them with relish, I was intrigued. But I quickly moved on.” – Best Interest Blog

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