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Here’s what we wanted to share with you this week

A Relentless March Foward. [Banker on Fire] — “Ben likes to keep things simple. Thus, he only has a few simple rules when it comes to personal finance. He saves 25% of his after-tax pay and spends the rest on whatever his heart desires. Whenever he lands a raise, Ben saves 50% of the after-tax amount and uses the rest to reward himself even more. And… that’s it. Ben gets on with living his life, without spending too much cognitive energy on personal finance.”  (Submitted by J. Money.)

How to Stop spending Money (And Save Hundreds Each Month!). [HIs and Her Money] — “Not sure how to stop spending money, especially on things you don’t need or want? There are many ways to stop spending unnecessarily, but you should know a few things. Here are our top tips to help you stop spending money.” (Submitted by Tarsha.)

How to Plan Your Estate. [The Military Wallet] – “Do you know what will happen to your property, belongings and debt when you die? What about your children? If you haven’t created an estate plan, now’s the time to start. Here’s how.” (Submitted by Tarsha.)

The Health Work Love Play Dashboard. [Brewing FIRE] — “Think of the dashboard as a set of fuel gauges, measuring four core facets of your life: health, work, love, and play. Each of these areas is integral to leading a full, meaningful existence. It’s important to occasionally take inventory of these areas, to ensure that we are not neglecting some part of our life.” (Submitted By J. D. Roth)

How to spot fake reviews on Amazon. [Wired] — “The overwhelming majority of fake positives are five-star reviews, and false negatives tend to be one-star reviews, so you are more likely to find legitimate reviews in the middle. Canny fake reviewers understand that overselling is a problem and may award four stars rather than the full five, but no one is paying for two- or three-star reviews.” (Submitted J.D Roth.)

 

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