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.

January 3, 2020

Two Investment Tricks You Can Use for 2020 (The Reformed Broker) – “Saving and investing twice as much next year as we did last year gives us a better shot at negating the possibility that next year’s returns won’t be quite as good.”

 

Just Do It (Humble Dollar) – 11 things you can do today to improve your life.

 

Financial Charts of the Decade (Stocktwits) – Stocktwits shares a variety of charts that summarize financial happenings of the past decade.

January 2, 2020

Roads To Happiness and Success (Life Outside The Maze) – It’s possible to be both successful and happy.

 

In Defense of Work That Doesn’t Scale (Jennifer Taylor Chan) – “As a romantic, I am deeply sympathetic to the idea that doing good work on a consistent basis will lead to a remarkable career. The byproduct of such efforts — including high profit — is but a mere bonus.”

 

In One Map: Where the U.S. Economy is Built (HowMuch) – A neat map that shows how much different areas of the U.S. contribute to the overall economy.  

January 1, 2020

5 Life Lessons from Our First Year of Early Retirement (Route to Retire) – Jim shares five lessons he has learned during his first year following early retirement.

 

History Of A Successful Side Hustle (Accidental FIRE) – Dave shares how he has successfully created a side hustle with graphic design over the past few years.

 

The Illusion of Productivity (Ness Labs) – “All these moments we spend on meaningless tasks to avoid being alone with ourselves can be used for thinking, meaningful work, or time spent with people that matter. It all adds up pretty quickly, and getting rid of the illusion of productivity is worth the initial discomfort of confronting our own thoughts.”

December 27, 2019

My Ten Year Early Retirement Anniversary: What’s Next? (Leisure Freak) – Tommy reflects on ten years of early retirement, including how he made it happen and what the future holds.

 

The Real Cost of Hustling (The Three Year Experiment) – Picking up side hustles and working more might help you earn more money, but there’s always a cost you must pay.

 

Will this $1,000 matter when I’m financially free? (Budgets Are Sexy) – “It’s never fun to lose $1k or any number of dollars for that matter, but when you think longer term and what life will look like in retirement, it’s not gonna make too much of a dent in it.”

December 26, 2019

Occupation Growth and Decline (Flowing Data) – A fascinating chart that shows how various occupations have grown or declined since 1970.

 

One More Year Syndrome (The Dragons on FIRE) – Dragon Guy reflects on whether or not he should have succumbed to “one more year” syndrome and stayed longer at his day job before retiring.

 

How to Reset Your Life (Becoming Minimalist) – If your life needs a reset, it is within your power to do so. But you must face some difficult questions about your spending habits, your work habits, and your relationships.