You know it’s getting to be the dog days of summer here in New Jersey when you welcome a tropical storm in hopes it’ll break the heat wave and humidity. Any sort of break from the 90+ degree heat sounds good to me right about now!
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘How to Build Better Credit’ – Mullooly Asset Blog
- Having good credit is one key way to make your financial life healthier and easier. In this post, we outline five ways to build up better credit by properly utilizing credit cards.
‘The Most Important Number in Personal Finance’ – Nick Maggiulli – Of Dollars and Data
- Most people think a proper way to measure financial success is by looking at net worth. Nick shows the limitations involved with those measures. He offers up a different number to look at: the Lifetime Wealth Ratio.
‘Why Housing Could Be One of the Best-Performing Asset Classes of the 2020’s’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- As Ben writes, it’s far too early to know the long-term impacts of the pandemic. However, he takes a look at the recent spike in home ownership and makes a case for why the 2020’s could be a great decade for home owners.
‘PERSONAL Finance’ – Justin Castelli – All About Your Benjamins
- One of the best things about personal finance is that it’s personal to everyone. One of the most difficult things about learning “proper” personal finance habits is that it’s personal to everyone. Justin writes about how personal finance really does vary with every individual.