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Personal Finance – The Basics
- Welcome Post
- Dream Big – Goals and Values
- Net Worth
- Monthly Spending Part I
- Monthly Spending Part II
- Credit Card Debt and Emergency Funds
- Aligning Spending with Values
- Using Personal Capital to Review and Consolidate Your Finances
- The 10 Rules Of Personal Finance – On One Index Card
- The 5 Best Financial Decisions You Can Make – In Your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s
- Do These 5 Things to Get a Handle On Your Money and Enjoy Your Life
- You Have to Know Your Numbers!
- Increased Financial Clarity: Knowing Your Numbers, Part 2
- The First $100k is the Hardest
Money Stress and Communication
- The Biggest Mistake I Made in 2015 (and how to recover)
- If Money Stresses You Out, Start Here (small step by small step, start to get financially organized)
- It’s Not Your Fault You’re NOT Saving Money (but you still have to save)
- What stories are you telling yourself when you buy something?
- “I know what the price tag says. But what does it cost?”
- What To Say When You Can’t Afford It (Or Don’t Want To)
- It’s THEIR Money – Stop Judging
- Sometimes I Think About Money Too Much
Spending and Saving
- Reducing Expenses by Shopping Around (a personal example)
- Spending Money (sometimes it is okay!)
- Your Responses To Items You Have Found To Be Worth Spending Money On
- 7 Tips for Tracking Spending and Saving Money
- 50 Things You Can Do This Weekend Without Spending Money
- How Much Is A Movie?
- Pick One! Drinks, Dinner, An Excursion, or WiFi
- 11 Ways to Save Money (Without Too Much Effort)
- A Rare Luxury or a Baseline Expectation?
- Everything You Need To Know About Watching TV, Paying For Cable, and Using Video Streaming Services
- The Fringe Benefits of Frugality
- Use Your Strengths To Improve Your Finances
Simplifying Your Life
- Living the Extravagant Life
- Schedule Less, Live More…And Save Some Money While You’re At It
- An Update On Purging My Stuff
- 401(k) Plans
- Savings and Contributions Limits for 2016
- Traditional and Roth IRAs
- Traditional and Roth 401(k)s
- Dealing with Old 401(k)s
- How Much Money Do You Need To Retire?
- A Q&A About Saving For Retirement
- Retirement Contribution Limits for 2017
Principles of Investing
- Part I: Diversification
- Part II: Expense Ratios and Low Costs
- Part III: Asset Allocation (your stock/bond mix)
- Part IV: Discipline and Automation
- Okay, But How EXACTLY Do I Invest?
- Should You Invest In Bitcoin?
- Is The Market Too High? Should You Go To Cash?
- Why Investing Is Like March Madness
Student Loans, Car Loans, and Credit Cards
- Student Loans
- A Let Luc Finance Success Story: Getting Your Student Loans To $0
- How To Pay Off Your Car Loan – Even With Six Kids (note: you don’t need any kids to read and relate to this post)
- The Equifax Breach and How Your Credit Score Is Calculated
Renting vs. Buying
- Renting vs. Buying a Home
- Renters Insurance
- Still Wondering If You Should Buy A House? (with a link to a very helpful flowchart)
Questions, Quizzes, and Benchmarks
- A Financial Check-Up: 10 Questions To Ask Yourself
- Do You Have $400?
- Financial Tic-Tac-Toe (as featured on LifeHacker and Rockstar Finance)
- Are You Middle Class?
- How Rich Are You Really?
- How Much Money Do You Make In A Day?
- What’s Your Money Personality? – A Quiz!
- Survey Says! – Results from the Money Personality Quiz
Miscellaneous Finance Topics
Special Edition Posts
The New Year
Vacations and Summer!
- Memorial Day: Enjoy Travel and Vacation When You Have It
- Learning From The Olympics: Part 1
- Learning From The Olympics: Part 2
- Taking an International Vacation for $1,050 (Iceland)
- How To Make The Most Of Summer
- Halloween: Is this purchase a treat or a habit?
- A Challenge: Don’t Spend Money On Yourself From Halloween To Christmas
- How I Did With The No Spending Challenge
- Thanksgiving: Gratitude and Money
- Could You Be Grateful For Every Single Dollar? – A Special Thanksgiving Post
- Start To Retire Today (being grateful for and pursuing the opportunities we have today)
- Tackling the Christmas Season – How to Spend Less!
- Inexpensive Ideas for Spending Time Over the Christmas Holiday
- A Year-End Financial Checklist
- How Lists Can Help Us Track Progress, Increase Gratitude, and Have Fun (reflecting on your year)
Let Luc Anniversary Posts
- 100 Posts and 2 Years of Writing – Celebrating Our Success! (the big 100 post celebration!)
- 5 Ways to Increase Happiness as You Spend Money Today (Let Luc Finance turns 3!)
Entertaining Finance/Lifestyle Videos
- Comedian George Carlin about all our Stuff!
- Personal Finance in 20 Minutes…Thanks to John Oliver
- A Talk from Mr. Money Mustache
- Financial Advice from some of the Biggest Names in Music (music videos included)
- Bitcoin – It’s So Easy and Hilarious (a commercial from Seth Meyers)
What I’m Reading
- December 2016 (every book I read in 2016)
- December 2017 (every book I read in 2017)
- December 2018 (the best books I read in 2018)
- December 2019 (the best books I read in 2019)
- October 2015 (3 books, 1 article)
- November 2015 (2 books, 2 articles)
- December 2015 (2 books, 1 quote/podcast episode)
- Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up (published January 2016)
- January 2016 (5 articles)
- February 2016 (fiction edition – 1 book, 2 book series)
- March 2016 (3 books, 1 article)
- April 2016 (4 books)
- May 2016 (3 books)
- June 2016 (1 book, 2 articles)
- July 2016 (1 book, 1 person to follow and learn from)
- September 2016 (2 books)
- October 2016 (an article, some charts, and 2 quotes)
- January 2017 (2 books)
- February 2017 (2 books)
- May 2017 (2 books – and a bonus TED talk)
- August 2017 (4 articles)
- November 2017 (3 books)
Let Luc – Podcasts, Movies, and Music
- My 30 Favorite Things
- Looking Back: My Favorite Album of Every Year from 1987 to Today
- My Favorite New Movies of 2017 – Ranked from Least Favorite to #1
- The Ultimate Podcast Listening Guide
- My Favorite New Movies of 2018 – Ranked from Least Favorite to #1
- Podcasts I’m Listening To (January 2016)
- A Bunch of Cool Things…because why not? (February 2016)
- Music: My Favorite Albums from 2015 and the First Half of 2016
- Music: Album Recommendations from the Second Half of 2016 and The Best Album of 2017 (So Far)
- Lucy’s Picks: The Best Content of 2017 (So Far)
- Favorite Movies and Podcasts of 2018 (So Far)
- Lucy’s Picks: The Best Content of 2019 (So Far)