Plug the Gaps in Your Financial Life (or Don’t Overthink Easy Financial Wins)

To: Millennial Money Readers

March 7, 2023

What I'm Reading and Listening To

The Choice by OG Mandino (Book)

I’m taking it back to 1986 with this old school recommendation. OG Mandino was a popular self-help writer in the 1970s and 1980s who wrote a bunch of books, but I’d never heard of him until a friend shared this book with me. This is a book about freedom and choices. This book is a simple story that had me hooked and made me think about the choices I make in my own life. I’m always amazed with older books that still resonate so clearly today. It’s worth checking out.

Building Your Startup by Alexis Ohanian (masterclass)

I’m a legit fan of Masterclass and I’ve learned a lot of random, but valuable things, watching many of the courses over the past several years. It’s easy high value learning. Even though I have no interest in making beats I learned a lot seeing how Timbaland does it. I learned how to make an egg from Gordon Ramsey and it’s now how I make eggs. Anyway, you get it. If you do have Masterclass or check it out, I recently watched this new class from Alexis Ohanian, the Founder of Reddit. I’ve been an entrepreneur for over 15 years and I even learned a lot from it. It really is a masterclass.

Did AI Just Kill Affiliate Marketing by Greg Elfrink (Article)

I’m sure you already know that a large part of the way we monetize our websites at MMG Media is through affiliate marketing. Right now the industry feels increasingly threatened by AI. I’ve been spending a few hours each week reading articles on AI, testing tools, and listening to podcasts simply to keep up with the rapidly changing space. We’ve been using AI tools for the past several years and I know it’s going to continue to be an important opportunity for all types of businesses. This article is one of the better arguments for AIs likely impact on the affiliate industry over the next few years, but it also is relevant for other industries as well. It’s worth a read.

If you happen to have read this far in the newsletter and you have AI article recommendations please hit reply and share them with me. I’m trying to soak up as much as I can and it’s greatly appreciated.

Quote I'm Pondering

Open road with blue skies

"People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?"

Thich Nhat Hanh