10 Things Learned About Life And Personal Finance

You blog for 3 years about money, life, and personal finance, all of which are interconnected, and you pick up a few things. Trent from The Simple Dollar shares the 10 most important lessons he’s learned since starting his personal finance blog. For starters, number 10, while it’s easy to get caught up in trying to save one more nickel off every purchase, “Reliability and functionality worth a premium”!

9. There are very few aspects of your life that cannot be changed.
8. Karma always comes around.
7. The more time you spend improving and educating yourself, the better your personal and financial life will be.
6. Blaming others for your problems is a dead-end road.
5. The fewer unsupportive people you have in your life, the better off you are.
4. The more supportive people you have in your life, the better off you are.
3. The most valuable resource in the world isn’t money, it’s time.
2. The second most important part of personal finance is setting clear, concrete goals.
1. The single most important part of personal finance is truly knowing yourself.

Pretty meta, but once you think about it, it’s our choices and behaviors and lifestyle that have the biggest impact on our bank account, rather than getting the one with the best APR or being the super-best at using online coupons.

Do you agree with this list? Is there anything you would add or take away?

The Ten Most Important Things I’ve Learned About Money and Life Since Starting The Simple Dollar [The Simple Dollar] (Photo: sawyer87)