43 Folders

Back to Work

Merlin’s weekly podcast with Dan Benjamin. We talk about creativity, independence, and making things you love.

Join us via RSS, iTunes, or at 5by5.tv.

”What’s 43 Folders?”
43Folders.com is Merlin Mann’s website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.

Open Thread: The '43 Folders' of money management sites?

Funny thing -- in the last week or so, I've gotten email from three different people asking me which site I'd consider to be the '43 Folders' of money management.

By this, I think they mean they're looking for some kind of framework and tips for understanding the role money plays in their life, and then trying to find the best and most practical ways to implement and maintain healthy financial change. As against fancy "wealth management," I'm thinking more along the lines of "what tricks will help me get smarter about the day-to-day dollar leakage?" Money Hacks, if you prefer.

The short answer, unfortunately, is I have absolutely no idea.

Lifehacker does lots of coverage of financial stuff, and I've enjoyed reading I Will Teach You To Be Rich and Get Rich Slowly. I think Frugal For Life is pretty close in terms of hack-i-ness (which I mean as a compliment, of course.)

But, you tell me. What are your favorite sites about managing your money? Any places out there you think might especially appeal to 43 Folders readers? Feel free to toss in your favorite books on the matter, too.

FMF's picture

I'm not sure how to...

I'm not sure how to submit this without sounding too self-promotional, so I'll just post it for your review and comment. While the MoneyBlogNetwork sites (of which mine is one) are "big" relative to many personal finance blogs, they are certainly not so well known that you should have heard of them. Yet they seem to cover much of what you're looking for -- in particular, they offer "tricks that will help you get smarter about the day-to-day dollar leakage."

So, for your consideraion, here they are in alphabetical order:

AllFinancialMatters -- http://www.allfinancialmatters.com/ Blueprint for Financial Prosperity -- http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/ Consumerism Commentary -- http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/ Five Cent Nickel -- http://www.fivecentnickel.com/ Free Money Finance -- http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/ Mighty Bargain Hunter -- http://www.mightybargainhunter.com/




An Oblique Strategy:
Honor thy error as a hidden intention


Subscribe with Google Reader

Subscribe on Netvibes

Add to Technorati Favorites

Subscribe on Pageflakes

Add RSS feed

The Podcast Feed


Merlin used to crank. He’s not cranking any more.

This is an essay about family, priorities, and Shakey’s Pizza, and it’s probably the best thing he’s written. »

Scared Shitless

Merlin’s scared. You’re scared. Everybody is scared.

This is the video of Merlin’s keynote at Webstock 2011. The one where he cried. You should watch it. »