October 3, 2019

It’s later than you think (J.R. Storment) – A gut-wrenching story about losing a child in their sleep and why it’s important that you don’t delay making memories and having experiences until a later point in life.

 

Funding the Pivot (Frazer Rice) – Practical steps to take to switch careers when you aren’t close to retirement.

 

The 2019 S&P 500 Sector Quilt (A Wealth of Common Sense) – A fascinating look at how different stock market sectors have performed since 2009.

October 2, 2019

A final message from Billionaire T. Boone Pickens before his passing on September 11, 2019 (LinkedIn) – Billionaire T. Boone Pickens shares some of his final thoughts on life, money, and purpose.

 

Why You Need Visual Goals For Your Finances (Her First $100k) – Coloring in a poster or a chart that represents a savings goal can make saving money feel more like a game. Plus you get to visually see your progress towards your goal in real time.

 

The case for global diversification is as strong as ever (Evidence Investor) – In some decades, international stocks outperform U.S. stocks. Most recently, U.S. stocks have crushed international stocks. However, nobody knows what the future holds. This is why diversifying your investment portfolio globally is as important as ever.

October 1, 2019

How to Be Great? Just Be Good, Repeatably (Steph Smith) – Perhaps all it takes to be “great” is to simply be “good” on a consistent basis over a long period of time.

 

Nerves (The Belle Curve) – “There is no way to know if we are sitting on top of the next market cliff. But that is no reason to delay saving and investing for the future.”

 

I Won’t Apologize For Spending Money (Passive Income MD) – There is no point in accumulating money if you don’t allow yourself to occasionally spend it to improve your life and the lives of the ones you love.

September 30, 2019

How much does one year off work cost? (5AM Joel) – Perhaps the question of “how much does one year off work cost?” should be rephrased to “what is the value of taking one year off work?”

 

Face It, We Are All Expendable (Leisure Freak) – Financial steps to take to combat the fact that we’re all expendable.

 

Is Traveling Just Materialism in a Clever Guise? (The Dumpster Dog Blog) – It’s easy to judge others on how many material possessions they buy, but perhaps flaunting our travel stories is simply another form of materialism in disguise.

September 27, 2019

Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Learn About FIRE in My 20s (Minafi) – “I’m glad I didn’t learn about FIRE in my 20s because I believe I would have been more conservative in my job prospects, skill growth and personal growth – favoring a glide path with higher paying jobs, lower responsibility and fewer challenges.”

 

The Shockingly Simple Math Behind Slow FI (Four Pillar Freedom) – The math that explains how you can still achieve financial independence despite embracing a lower savings rate through the pursuit of Slow FI.

 

Hope Is Not A Strategy (Demonetized) – One of the worst investment strategies is buying individual stocks you know very little about and simply “hoping” they increase in price.