If you read finance content regularly, most of it is a blur. There are only so many different ways that a person can say: diversify, live below your means, set aside an emergency fund, and so on. It’s like reading about weight loss. Everyone knows the answer to the question is some derivation of “put the cheeseburger down” and “hop on a treadmill”, but people are always on the look out for something new.
I mention all of that for one reason—it’s hard for a particular personal finance article to get “stuck” in my head. If you skim through 15-20 articles in less than 25 minutes of reading per day, it takes something special (or anti-special) to catch my attention.
For some reason, I keep finding myself going back to this article I read in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch this week about a family that found themselves in $22,000 worth … Read the rest of this article!