Weekend Toast 3/15

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The Weekend Toast series is a collection of recently published articles by other bloggers that I put together to share. Consider this your one-stop-shop for remaining up-to-date on being a badass.

So, grab your drink of choice, put your feet up and get ready to read!

This week: Vanguard index funds; liquid net worth; empowerment quotes; coronavirus and your investments; get paid to read; travel hack without credit card points; covid19 information by physicians;

Cheers! (and stay safe everyone)

Finance

Anyone who reads any of my investing posts knows that I loveeee Vanguard. I’ve been using them for years. The Invested Wallet does a deep dive into their index fund options and tells you the pros, the cons, and which ones to choose from. If you’re looking for some index fund advice, then check it out: The 10 Best Vanguard Index Funds You Might Want To Buy Now.

So we all know about calculating net worth (assets – liabilities), but what about liquid net worth? This is the amount of cash you have readily available to use today, or right away, should you need it. For many of us, our net worth is much higher than our liquid net worth, however, its good to know how liquid you are because it essentially gives you an idea of how much spending power you have. My buddy at Just Start Investing writes a post to help you tease out all the numbers and figure this out for yourself: Liquid Net Worth: What it is and How to Calculate Yours

If anyone has been keeping up with the stock market lately, you’ve either had palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath or dizziness and nausea from what you’ve been seeing. Covid19 has hit the markets hard. The Money Mix details a few ways this virus will affect your portfolio….and not all of them are bad! 3 Ways the Coronavirus Will Affect Your Stock Portfolio – Hint: They Aren’t All Bad

Given that most of us are stuck at home these next two weeks, if you’re looking for something to do, and you like books and reading, check out I like to Dabble’s post on how to read and get paid doing it! For anyone who may be taking an income hit during this time, this could be a way to bring in some cashflows. Get Paid to Read Books: 12 Ways to Make Money as a Bibliophile

Life

I feel like I went through a first-quarter slump not too long ago. Starting off the new year with 390284 goals and promising yourself that you’ll accomplish all of it can be exhausting. It can also get you to a point where you start questioning everything and bring on the self-doubt. So, in case you missed it, my latest blog post was a compilation of empowerment quotes…all from women. I figured if I’m reading them for a boost, then maybe it will help you as well. Empowerment Quotes to Inspire you in 2020

There’s a lot of information out there about coronavirus. There’s alot of social media panic and anxiety, and there’s also a lot of skepticism. KevinMD shares a post by physicians on why we’re concerned and why we recommend social distancing and self-quarantine. Check it out from the experts themselves: A COVID-19 coronavirus update from concerned physicians

Travel

One day these travel bans will be lifted. And then there’s going to be a mad rush to book flights and hotels. I can also bet that the prices for travel will skyrocket due to demand. BabyBoomerSuperSaver gives you some inside info on How to Travel Hack Without Using Credit Card Points.

In the mean time, please stay safe, and don’t travel if you don’t have to. Its not just about your health, its about others as well.

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