October 23, 2019

Retirement? Don’t Worry, I’ll Be Fine! (Clipping Chains) – Job security is disappearing in many fields. Fortunately, with a bit of planning, an understanding of compound interest, and knowledge in psychology, you can still reach retirement

 

Classic “Money Rules” Applied to Time Management (5AM Joel) – Classic money rules like “track your spending” and “don’t buy shit you don’t need” can also be applied to time management to ensure that you optimize the way you spend your time.

 

Can You Give Me Investing Advice? (Stop Ironing Shirts) – A helpful framework on how to think about investing on your path towards financial independence.

October 22, 2019

Should You Take a Stressful Job to Get to F.I. Faster? (Millennial Revolution) – “We only have a limited amount of time on this earth to be healthy. Switching to a job you like to a soul-sucking one just to make more money and destroy your health makes no sense because you might be trading healthy time for sick time, and that’s actually not a great trade.”

 

Richer in Retirement (1500 Days) – Without the confines of a busy life, you have more free time to think and be creative. This typically leads to income generation and personal development.

 

One Year Outside The Maze (Life Outside The Maze) – Lessons from one year of being job-free.

October 21, 2019

Learning to Ask (Jason Butler) – Sometimes the best way to get ahead financially is to simply ask for what you want.

 

Dragging Out a College Degree is a Real Drag on Finances (Real $martica) – “Parents might focus on tuition and room and board prices and ignore another culprit that makes school more expensive: staying in college for longer than four years.”

 

Visualizing Global Attitudes Towards Retirement (Visual Capitalist) – A fascinating look at how people view retirement in different countries.

October 18, 2019

Why I Feel Filthy F*cking Rich (Bitches Get Riches) – “Rich is not a dollar amount to me. It’s a practical function. I have enough and then some. Therefore, I’m rich. And admitting that, embracing that, has opened me up to both satisfaction and generosity in a way I couldn’t before I was rich.”

 

It’ll Cost You (The Humble Dollar) – The “6 to 2 times 200” rule is a simple mental math rule that allows you to weigh today’s spending against future retirement dollars. Each $1 spent by folks in their early 20s means at least $6 less in retirement spending. Similarly, $1 spent in your early 40s means at least $2 less in retirement.

 

Stock Market Investing – What’s the Worst That Could Happen? (Banker on FIRE) – Some encouraging data that shows the longer you remain invested in the stock market, the higher the likelihood that you’ll earn positive returns.

October 17, 2019

What If I Don’t Get Hit By a Bus? (Trip Of A Lifestyle) – “What if you get hit by a bus?” is a common argument against saving and long-term thinking…but saving money and living your best life aren’t mutually exclusive, and this article turns those arguments on their head.

 

Land & Capital: Two Source of Income That Lead to Financial Independence (Morningstar) – “In economics, we learn that there are only three ways to produce income – land, labor and capital. If you want to stop laboring (retire, reach financial independence, whatever), then you need to acquire other two.”

 

How to Not Feel Financially Behind Your Friends (Casual Money Talk) – It’s easy to feel like you’re financially behind your peers. However, by changing your circle of comparison, shifting your perspective on wealth, and decoupling your self worth from your net worth, you can minimize this feeling.