September 20, 2019

Demystifying Crazy Confusing Credit Scores and How I Manage Mine (The Luxe Strategist) – An incredibly thorough article on the ins and outs of credit scores along with tips on how to manage and improve your own.

 

How to choose the neighborhood that’s right for you (City Frugal) – The ultimate guide to choosing a neighborhood to live in based on proximity to work, nearby amenities, walkability scores, and more.

 

Practical Ways to Cut Recurring Expenses (Debt Free Climb) – Gary shares how he has reduced his spending drastically through cutting recurring expenses like his mobile phone, internet, car insurance, and home insurance, along with the exact companies and providers he chose.

September 19, 2019

Where the American Dream Goes to Die (Wolf Street) – A fascinating look at how housing and rent prices have increased in different regions around the U.S. since 1960 relative to household incomes.

 

The Article I Wish I’d Read Before I Quit My Job to Go Freelance (Bianca Bass) – Bianca Bass shares an honest reflection on how she transitioned from having a full-time job to being a full-time freelancer.

 

Is Mainstream Media Trying to Keep You Poor? (Mr. Free At 33) – ” I can tell you that if you devote a measurable amount of your resources to tuning into the hyperbolic and negative headlines that mainstream media pumps out, it’s almost certainly going to work against everything that will actually make you a happier, wealthier, freer, smarter, and more successful person.”

September 18, 2019

The Road to Burnout Helped Me Find My Purpose (The Physician Philosopher) –  “Why did I start this blog that consumes so much of my passion and my time?  Because teaching others about the route to financial independence just may help save one doctor, one marriage, or one family.”

 

A Good Day (Liberate Life) – Andy shares what his typical day looks like and explains why he is rich, not in the sense that he has loads of money, but in the sense that he has complete control over his time along with the freedom and autonomy to set his own schedule.

 

10 Life (& Work) Hacks from the Book Essentialism (Sloww) – 10 hacks that will improve your life and work from one of my favorite books of all time: Essentialism. 

September 17, 2019

Why I’m ignoring Jean Chatzky’s advice (I Pick Up Pennies) – Abigail shares several excellent reasons behind why she’s not following Jean Chatzky’s advice on saving and investing in preparation for the next recession.

 

My biggest FI demon – status anxiety (Monevator) – “The less susceptible I am to worrying about status, the quicker I’ll reach financial independence and the more secure the rest of my life will be. More to the point, the less I engage with that unwinnable game, the more time I’ll spend doing things that contribute to my well-being and the happiness of the people in my life who really matter.”

 

The Definition of Financial Success is Not So Obvious (Retire Before Dad) – “Financial success cannot be determined by visible wealth, such as a big house or a fancy sports car. Nor can it be defined by arbitrary numbers or percentages.”

September 16, 2019

Don’t Let Financial Headlines Affect Your Investment Strategy (The Irrelevant Investor) – There have been 17 separate 5% pullbacks since stocks bottomed in 2009. Each time, outrageous financial headlines have appeared in the news. Unfortunately, investors who jumped in and out of the market based on these headlines have suffered poor investment returns.

 

The Hidden Perk of Saving Up for Big Purchases (Half Banked) – The hidden perk of taking the time to save up money for big purchases is that you give yourself plenty of time to decide if you actually want to purchase that thing or not.

 

Building Greater Wealth Through Experimentation (Mr. Tako Escapes) – One of the best ways to grow wealth over the long term is to constantly experiment in different areas of your life so you can find the best ways to reduce spending and grow your income.