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Sometimes life throws a one-two punch at you. In the case of Mardi Gras in New Orleans this week, COVID threw the right hook and cold rain came at the city with the left. 🥊
But when life rains on a parade in the Big Easy, rest assured a festive alternative will emerge. 🎉
While headlines this week understandably centered on the tragic winter weather in Texas, we’re lifting up your spirits today with a look at Louisiana’s pivot from decorated floats rolling down the street, to houses dressed up for Mardi Gras that can’t be beat. 🎭
And speaking of parties, we celebrated the launch this week of the Wealthtender Community for Financial Professionals and Educators. 🎈
So today’s newsletter is dedicated to a parade of articles coming your way shared by members in the community covering a variety of topics from rent to retirement and beyond.
Enjoy this week’s recommended reads and listens (ideally with a cup of coffee and a little left over king cake). ☕
Friday Trivia: How many times have Mardi Gras parades been cancelled in New Orleans? 👇
Enjoy this curated selection of articles from Wealthtender Financial Network partners.
💸 Saving Dollars and Shedding Pounds
Daniel’s friend Adam paid off $32K in debt and lost 40 pounds in 5 months, all while getting married. What’s love got to do with it? [Couple Wealth]
💑 Money & Your Honey
🧐 Are You a Specialist or Generalist?
Specialists and generalists each have their own strengths. And throughout life, you’re likely to experience times acting as one, the other or both. Is one better than the other? [TicTocLife]
🔥 Barista FIRE
Ready to retire early, but still work a part-time job? There’s a name for this partly-retired approach and a growing community of people eager to make it happen. Is it for you? [Invested Wallet]
🤔 The Rent is Due
Asking yourself how much rent you can afford is the first step when you plan to find a new home. Answering this question can be the starting point to deciding where you want to live and what kind of place you want to rent. [Radical FIRE]
😴 Lazy? Not Me!
There’s a difference between being lazy and procrastinating. If you don’t put off reading this article, you’ll learn 8 ways to stop procrastinating and achieve the success you desire. [Parent Portfolio]
Listen to This
Recent podcast and YouTube shows from Wealthtender Financial Network partners you should listen to next.
💬 Freelancer Friends’ Feedback
What happens when you ask 21 freelancer friends why they love what they do? If you’re Laura, you turn those answers from freelancers into a podcast episode that will motivate you to leave the corporate world behind. [Before You Go Freelance]
🛒 Planning to Spend
Planning your spending is essential to good money management. Watch Bobbi detail important steps to create a workable plan for spending, so you can pay off debt as quickly as possible. [CentsAble Chat]
Bimodal spending asks you to say either hell yes! or no! to major expenses. Go whole-hog, or go not at all. Ready to try going Bi? [The Best Interest]
We’re excited to introduce you to financial advisors and financial coaches featured on Wealthtender. Visit their profile page to learn more! Know someone who might be a good match? Forward this email and put your matchmaking skills into practice. 🤝
The Brightest Stars
Each week we showcase a member of our network who has earned a 5-star review on Wealthtender.
Right Path Financial Coaching: As an Accredited Financial Counselor since 2014 and over 30 years of business experience, Rick Zwelling brings a wealth of knowledge to his clients. Helping people reduce their stress through financial education is his passion.
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👉 Friday Trivia: How many times have Mardi Gras parades been cancelled in New Orleans? Since 1857, only 13 Fat Tuesdays have been cancelled, with several notable wars to blame along the way.
Disclaimer: The information in this article is not intended to encourage any lifestyle changes without careful consideration and consultation with a qualified professional. This article is for reference purposes only, is generic in nature, is not intended as individual advice and is not financial or legal advice.