July 26, 2019

Why I don’t use the FIRE acronym for financial freedom (Monevator) – Financial independence is an excellent goal, but early retirement might not be.

 

After Burning Out: This Is How I Spend My Money Now (Sunday Brunch Cafe) – “There is no right or wrong way to spend money.  Spending money itself is not a moral failing.  But we can choose what we spend it on and how much we spend.  And we can make it count.”

 

What If I Worked One More Year? (Dangling The Carrot) – Working one more year could add millions to your net worth decades down the road, but is it worth it?

July 25, 2019

Is Frugality A Realistic Long-Term Plan For Saving Money? (Miss Functional Money) – “Solely relying on frugal tricks and not putting together a long-term money picture is not a plan.”

 

Resetting the Countdown to Early Retirement (Abandoned Cubicle) – Cubert shares four reasons behind why he is pushing back his early retirement date.

 

5 Ways We Are Slowing Our Pursuit of Financial Independence (Financial Pilgrimage) – “My family’s goal is to live life with intention and purpose, while taking steps in the right direction towards financial independence. If you asked me what our financial independence number is I wouldn’t be able to tell you. The goal is much less important than the journey.”

July 24, 2019

How a Taxable Brokerage Account Can Be as Good or Better Than a Roth IRA (Physician on FIRE) – “A taxable account can behave pretty much exactly like a Roth IRA, but without some of the Roth IRA’s limitations, particularly after retirement.”

 

Should I Quit My Job to Follow My Passion Before I Hit Financial Independence? (Millennial Revolution) – “If I had quit my engineering job to try to be a writer, I would have simply traded one stressful job for another, only my new stressful job pays me no money.”

 

The Benefits of Spending Less Instead of Earning More (Humble Dollar) – Four reasons why spending less can be a better financial strategy than earning more.