The Best from Rockstar Finance for March 18, 2019

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Have a mobile phone or tablet you’d like to trade for top dollar? Check out this Rockstar Finance review of SellCell.

Get off the treadmill!

We feel good for a short amount of time after the purchase until that feeling of happiness loses its shine, and we return back to our original emotional state. Once we return to our original state we then look for a new product that will satisfy our next craving for more. Again, only feeling better for a short while until the next craving comes along.

Financial Anorexia Part 1: The Dark Side of Systemizing

I realized my relationship with anorexia (the label) had been replaced by my relationship with money as an adult, and what tied it all together was my extreme enjoyment of systemizing (the underlying condition permeating a lot of my behavior, including my switch from anorexia to songwriting as a daily obsession when I was 17).

Don’t Choose Fear as Your Financial Advisor

Phobias hijack life and can destroy careers, ruin marriages, and cause bugged-out behavior…Fear of [spiders, archnophobia,] is curable…One solution is to learn the facts. There are no spider-squads seeking ways to stalk human prey. Can we connect those who fear spiders and investors who fear market volatility?

Escaping the Ivory Tower: Why I Decided to Work Toward Early Retirement

Why invest so much time, money, and effort into getting a doctoral degree and then walk away? Why dedicate so much energy and effort to publishing, getting grants, teaching classes, supervising dissertations, and then retire?

Financial Windfalls: 15 Stories of the Money That Changed Everything

Winning the lottery. Having a long-lost relative put you in their will. Selling your TV show. We interviewed 15 people on the subject of windfalls. How they got their money, and what they did with it, was both as intensely personal, and shaped by cultural expectations, as anything else.

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Riley Adams is a licensed CPA in the state of Louisiana working as a Senior Financial Analyst for a Fortune 500 company in New Orleans. He has a personal finance blog dedicated to helping young professionals find financial independence at Young and the Invested.

Last modified: March 26, 2019

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