October 30, 2019

On Comparing Yourself to Others (Of Dollars and Data) – “If you were born into a farming community in India or China, it wouldn’t make sense to compare yourself to Bill Gates who was born to an upper middle class family in the wealthiest country on Earth.  However, comparing yourself to others in your farming community would be useful for understanding your expected life outcome.”

 

If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Work (Harvard Business Review) – People who work for competent bosses tend to be happier at work.

 

Debt: Who F*cking Cares (The $76k Project) – Perhaps paying off your debt as fast as humanly possible isn’t a great strategy for your mental health or your overall life satisfaction.

October 29, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Recessions (A Wealth of Common Sense) – A list of charts and stats that illustrate some interesting historical data about stock market recessions.

 

Money Buys Some Happiness; Health Buys You More (Ritholtz) – “Money can buy you some happiness, but not as much as being healthy over your lifetime.”

 

The Things We Do for Work (The Simple Dollar) – “While changing jobs is a great way to chase a higher real hourly wage, it’s not always possible for everyone. However, most working people can benefit quite a lot from finding other ways to trim the extra hours given to work and to spend a little less on the extra costs associated with their job.”

October 25, 2019

Debt-Free With 3 Rentals (Coach Carson) – Sarah Brandenberger shares how she and her husband were able to become debt-free in just three years through the use of rental properties.

 

Way Too Transparent: All the Money We Made (Done By Forty) – Mr. and Mrs. Done By Forty share all the income they’ve ever made from their jobs since 1994 that has allowed them to march towards financial independence.

 

Charting Extreme Poverty: Population Living on Less than $1.90 a Day (How Much) – Visualizations that show how many people are living in extreme poverty in different countries around the world (including the U.S.)

October 24, 2019

Sequence of Returns Risk is a Big Threat to Retirees (Evidence Investor) – Larry Swedroe shares some interesting data on sequence of returns risk and explains why the order of investment returns is so important for retirees.

 

Money + Love: 3 Ways Money Affects My Relationship (Wrachel Writes) – Three ways that money commonly affects relationships.

 

How Does Home Ownership Fit Into An Investment Portfolio and Financial Plan? (Can I Retire Yet?) – “Home ownership is not a great investment for everyone. But it can be a great lifestyle decision with financial upside.”