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Re: Intro to Investing Resources

Moore Income ·
@Theodora what kind of investing are you interested in? I know you can find a lot of resources on the web and YouTube videos that talk about specific kinds of investing. You gotta be careful with some of these though because some people really don't know what they are talking about. I personally like to learn as I go and watch a lot of YouTube videos on specific types of investments (ie. stocks, real estate, etc.) I use a lot of investment apps that are pretty straightforward for making...
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Re: Intro to Investing Resources

Theodora ·
Thank you @Moore Income ! Real estate is definitely an area of interest for me as well. Have you looked at Fundrise at all? A really interesting model.
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Re: Intro to Investing Resources

Moore Income ·
@Theodora I have run across them. Can't say I have looked into them much although I do plan to in the near future. Currently I am investing in Rich Uncles which is a real estate trust that focuses on purchasing commercial buildings and student housing. It is a great place to get started and the returns are decent with Rich Uncles. Fundrise is definitely on my watch list though!
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Re: Reading Goals

Qsusan ·
My goal is to read one book a month. Sometimes I do 3 in 2 months. I also read financial blogs and Kiplinger magazine. Education is a life-long endeavor! My favorite financial book so far is by Elizabeth Warren, "This Fight is Our Fight." It really summarizes how people live, how we got here, and what we need next. Her other book, "The Two-Income Trap," is also excellent. I actually own both. I check out books from the public library and I purchase my own copy when I find I LOVE them...
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Re: Reading Goals

Moore Income ·
@Qsusan thanks for the recommendations, I will check them out. I like buying my used books from ThriftBooks.com . They have lots of titles at great prices that vary based on the condition. Also, if you buy $10 or more in books you get FREE SHIPPING. I have saved a ton of money buying books from here. You can generally get 3 or 4 books for around $10 with free shipping.
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Re: Reading Goals

FreebiePharm ·
If anyone has some good FREE reading resources let me know. The local library is slim pickings...
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Re: Reading Goals

Qsusan ·
@MOORE INCOME thank YOU for the recommendation of ThriftBooks.com. I will DEFinitely check that one out. I have a wish list. lol
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Re: Reading Goals

Jules ·
I've always been a super avid reader since childhood, and my goal this year is to finish 64 books. With that being said, 4/5 books are audiobooks. I've been using Audible the last two years and amassed quite an (expensive) selection. Recently I found Scribd, which is unlimited Audiobooks for $8.99. The difference is with Audible you buy the book and keep it forever but Scribd is more like Netflix for audiobooks - you don't get to keep it, but you can listen to as much as you want so long as...
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Re: Reading Goals

Moore Income ·
@Jules that's good to know about the audiobooks. I personally prefer to read physical copies of books (not really a fan of eBooks either) but I know many people who prefer to listen. The important thing is to get and understand the knowledge being shared. I like the idea of Scribd but I think I would prefer to own the book if I was going to do audio.
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Former Member ·
I recently read Oxen, by Joseph Sangl. It is a really short, easy read with a biblical perspective. I have not yet read but it is on my to do list “Street Smarts” by Jim Rogers.
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Kassidy King ·
@FreebiePharm I came across this app Libby, by OverDrive by OverDrive, Inc It’s basically access to all the audiobooks available from your current library.
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sphgrl35 ·
scribd.com is great. You can sign up and get 30 days free-if you start the sign up process, but don't add you cc info the next day you'll get an email offering you 60 days free -after the free trial either cancel or pay $7.99 a month. They have a great selection of books, audiobooks, magazines and docs; you can also self-publish if you're looking for a little creative feedback I have also used Kobo before too, but that's mostly for audiobooks.
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Moore Income ·
@sphgrl35 That's a nice little money saving hack! Thanks for sharing!
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FreebiePharm ·
Thanks for the reminder on audiobooks! Sometimes that selection is better at the library and I have a 3 hr drive Friday; perhaps I can find something on finances!
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Re: Reading Goals

Moore Income ·
Just finished reading the book " Opportunity " by Eban Pagan. It was a pretty intense read with a lot of deep topics but it helped me in recognizing opportunity and learning how to choose the right opportunities in my life. I lent the book " Who Moved My Cheese? " to a coworker who saw me reading it, she is almost finished and another coworker is already asking to read it next. I definitely recommend it for people who are struggling with change at their job.
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Re: Not Starting, Is FAILING!

Bonnie Squires ·
so true. i think we all fear some thing new or different. to i feel ever one should get out of there comfort zone and do new things. to what i say is you don't succeed the first try again.
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Re: Reading Goals

Moore Income ·
I finished reading the book e SCAPE by Anik Singal in February bringing my total to 4 books read. Not bad for the shortest month of the year! This month I have been working extra so I will probably only get 2 in but we will see. Currently reading " From Poop To Gold - The Marketing Magic of Harmon Brothers" by Chris Jones It is quite an entertaining read and definitely recommended for anyone who wants to learn more about marketing and entrepreneurship. Still haven't decided what my second...
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Re: Reading Goals

Melinda Longtin ·
I do not have specific reading goals, but I read and write all of the time. As a blogger and a poet, it is important to constantly be honing my craft and keep learning in general. However, I have a book ownership goal: Read and sort through/donate enough books to make it possible for all of them to fit on my bookshelves. Nice sources for free or inexpensive books: OnlineBookClub. They provide books in their daily gift card giveaway contests (Reading samples of or downloading the books they...
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Re: Reading Goals

Shannon H ·
I've never made any specific reading goals but I enjoy reading and with new Fire it is making it much easier. I have read 6 books in January and 5 books in February. Doesn't look as promising for March as I have 1 read as of today and 1 waiting for me....... Library here is part of Hoopla and I have found that morning is the best time to check out new book as by noon most days they have met the number of checkouts for the day. Trying to stick with books that teach me something new...
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Re: Not Starting, Is FAILING!

KellyFromKeene ·
Good remind, thanks! I needed this today.
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Re: Not Starting, Is FAILING!

DMB ·
Actually I look at things a bit differently in regards to this subject although I do agree that not stepping out isn't beneficial in any endeavor (not just financially). My take is that it's a given that anyone who takes on something new (whatever it may be) is going to make mistakes. You fail only when you do not learn from those mistakes. How many times did Edison try before success. He looked at all those efforts as opportunities to learn better ways to make a lightbulb. And now the whole...
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Re: Podcasts, anyone?

Moore Income ·
I just saw this shared on The Penny Hoarder blog, there is a nice list to choose from! https://www.thepennyhoarder.co...st-finance-podcasts/
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Re: Podcasts, anyone?

ERoberts ·
Hi Theodora, My recommendation is more along the lines of developing a lifestyle that saves you money! The Minimalists is a wonderful podcast that helps you reshape your views on stuff and why we feel the need to buy it. The two hosts are funny and engaging. Let me know what you think about it!
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Intro to Investing Resources

Theodora ·
Anyone have any easy, approachable guides to recommend for beginning investors?
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Not Starting, Is FAILING!

Moore Income ·
I was reading a book yesterday, eSCAPE by Anik Singal . In the book, he talks about how many people refuse to try something because of their fear of failure. He goes on to say that by failing to try, they have already failed and actually the odds would be better if they simply gave it a shot. This is especially true when it comes to financial fitness and creating a better financial future. Many people won't even start the journey because they fear it will be too difficult. But if you think...
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Podcasts, anyone?

Theodora ·
Hey, Penny Hoarders! Would love your recos on favorite personal finance podcasts. Fire away..I'm all ears.
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Reading Goals

Moore Income ·
I have so many books in my library that I have purchased (mostly financial topics) that I have been telling myself I need to read but just haven't gotten to yet. Because of this, and also because I believe the saying "Readers are Leaders", I have made it a goal this year to read at least 2 books a month. I completed this goal in January by reading " How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnige & " Sell or Be Sold" by Grant Cardone For February, I have already read "The...
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Re: Podcasts, anyone?

TheHannaLee ·
I just watched the Netflix documentary about the Minimalists. It's such a lifechanging idea. I have a post asking people for more information about Minimizing. Would you have any information to offer?
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Re: Podcasts, anyone?

Zach Filstrup ·
Scott Alan Turner show is a great one!! I learned a lot about investing from him
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Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

Sushil ·
Want to read more books and grow your personal finance knowledge in 2021? We are launching a virtual book club next month! Please join TPH senior writer Nicole Dow ( @Nicole D. ) as we dig into different money-focused books and discuss them here in Community. Our first book pick is Napkin Finance by Tina Hay. Napkin Finance is chock-full of clever infographics designed to explain complex money topics in an easily digestible way. Starting in mid-January, Nicole will be popping into this forum...
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Re: Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

Nicole D. ·
Excited to read and discuss with you, Community!
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Re: Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

Moore Income ·
I've always thought a book club would be great in this community. Looking forward to reading the book and taking part in the discussions!
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Re: Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

sthom ·
I've heard about Napkin Finance. Even went out to their website to look around and was fascinated. I'm in.
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Re: Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

irishnanny ·
looking forward to being a part of this love learning here on the Penny Hoarder
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Re: Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

irishnanny ·
Happy New Years looking forward to this thank you
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Re: Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

Jackson Hill ·
Happy new year to all of you
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Re: Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

Arica ·
Financial Literacy is one of my favorites to read, so cant wait to join the conversation.
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Re: Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

Savvy Susie ·
Thanks for the book club! Looking forward!
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Re: Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

Savvy Susie ·
P.S., I am able to borrow Napkin Finance from my local library for free!
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Re: Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

Nicole D. ·
That's great, @Savvy Susie !
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Re: Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

Jodian Brooks ·
Thanks for the book club looking forward
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Re: Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

Nihility ·
This is great. I always have a hard time picking books on anything, yet I love reading! So, at least I will be able to make more informed decisions on finance books. I have no family now that my mom passed away a few months ago, so now I’m going to have to go from “very knowledgeable about finances” to “expert in all financial matters.” I lost my parents way too early for them & for myself. It’s rough knowing I won’t have them there when I get married, if I have a child, & just to...
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Re: Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

Nihility ·
This is so great!!
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Re: Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

Nicole D. ·
@Nihility , I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My dad died suddenly (and way too prematurely) two months ago so I understand what you mean about it feeling like it was just yesterday. It's especially tough when you used to turn to a parent for financial advice, guidance or help and now you're doing it all on your own. I'm hoping reading more personal finance books this year will increase our financial knowledge so we make better money decisions. I'm wishing you strength through your...
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Re: Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

Brigat ·
I'm really looking forward to this book club and thanks, Savvy Susie, for the tip about the library!
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PiNaY ·
A book club is a great idea. I hope I can keep up with the reading and discussion. Happy New Year!
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Re: Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

lismox ·
I'd like to recommend the book "Your Money or Your Life" by Vicky Robin. This was a life-changing book for me. Also, "Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey.
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Re: Coming in January...The Penny Hoarder Book Club!

Nicole D. ·
Thanks for the recommendations, @lismox !
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Re: Napkin Finance - An Intro to Budgeting

Theodora ·
I am a huge fan of the 50/20/30 method but I keep it fluid too so it's not too restrictive. I stick to it mostly but also allow myself the freedom to adjust the percentages some months as needed. Budgeting is like following a diet or any other regimen where flexibility helps one to stay the course -- if the rules are too right, it's very easy to feel deprived and fall off the wagon.
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Re: Napkin Finance - An Intro to Budgeting

Sushil ·
I haven't had a chance to pick up the book yet, but I love how Tina Hay illustrates the 50/20/30 budget on the napkin above. I particularly like the examples at the bottom of finding ways to cut back on seemingly small treats or conveniences so you can save hundreds of dollars each year. Like Nicole, I really like the tip on setting aside money for savings before spending money. Although I've never been the best about keeping a formal budget, this year, I'm prioritizing saving as much as...
 
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