January 22, 2020

Forget Happiness; Think Satisfaction (Ritholtz) – “Money is a tool, one that can buy you control, give you more time and creates options. We should not be surprised that (at least up to a point), more money leads to higher life satisfaction.”

 

The Investor’s Fallacy (Of Dollars and Data) – Perhaps the next 10 years for U.S. stocks won’t be as bad as many people think.

 

What I’ve Learned this Decade (My Money Chronicles) – Jason shares financial and life lessons he has learned over the past 10 years.  

January 17, 2020

Financial Gravity (The Irrelevant Investor) – Looking at historical investment performance of stocks is largely dependent on when you define the “starting” point.

 

Pros and Cons of Being a Landlord (Fool) – Being a landlord can be an excellent way to build wealth, but be aware of the potential downsides before you decide to become one.

 

Surviving My First Year of Business (PT Money) – Philip Taylor shares his tough times he endured and the lessons he learned during his first year of working for himself.

January 16, 2020

About Those Wall Street Forecasts (Crossing Wall Street) – The track record of professional market forecasters is pretty awful.

 

Choose from good options and get started (Abnormal Returns) – “We can’t predict the future. All we can do is put in place resilient systems that will help us navigate life’s vicissitudes. Don’t let the minor details derail you from getting underway.”

 

Visualizing How Every Asset Class Performed in 2019 (Visual Capitalist) – Some neat charts that show how various asset classes performed during 2019.

January 15, 2020

What Should You Work On? (David Perell) – Oddly enough, appearing being productive is often a better strategy for career advancement than actually being productive.

 

Here’s How Much it May Cost to Retire in Each State (MarketWatch) – Some neat visuals and statistics that show how much it costs to retire in each U.S. state.

 

Curveball Clarity (The Belle Curve) – “In the end, we all wish for more time with our family and friends. Why not start living that life today, while there’s still time?”

January 14, 2020

Harry & Meghan’s Royal Guide to Financial Independence (Financial Pilgrimage) – Advice for Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan on how to achieve financial independence.

 

Insights from Tracking 3 Years of Spending (Cash For Tacos) – “If you want to be good with money, the key isn’t to find the best hacks to spend less money. The key is to be intentional with the money that you have.”

 

How Many Towels Do You Need? (Becoming Minimalist) – By asking yourself, “How many [insert some item] do I need?” you can greatly simplify your life.  

January 10, 2020

Combatting Financial Mindlessness (Emily Guy Birken) – “It’s only with an open and compassionate understanding of context that we can truly understand what choices we have, why we make the ones we do, and how we can opt to make better ones.”

 

So I quit my job. (Miss Functional Money) – Miss Functional Money shares the reasons she quit her day job along with her plans for the future.

 

On Vocation, True Self, & The Inner Journey (Sloww) – Some wonderful takeaways from “Let Your Life Speak,” a book about how to find your life purpose. 

January 9, 2020

Why I Walked Away From A Six-Figure Job (Every Single Dollar) – “Taking the time and the effort to work on your financial life is worth it in the end. It can allow you options beyond your wildest dreams. It can literally change your life. All you have to do is take the first step, one dollar at a time.”

 

Potlucks: They’re Great (Frugalwoods) – On the financial and social perks of potlucks.

 

What Should You do When the Stock Market Goes Bonkers? (Prag Cap) – Some useful tips on how to invest and how to behave when the stock market has a strong year, like the one we experienced in 2019.