A round up of interesting or cool stuff I’ve read.
I’ve been very much enjoying the last two days of sun, but looking forward, I think this image is very appropriate:
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Finger’s crossed the second winter doesn’t last too long! In the meantime, there’s plenty of excellent stuff to read:
Financial Origin Stories
- Getting Minted – My Financial Origin Story
- The Wealthster – Family tree research: What it has taught me about wealth
As ever, it’s always interesting to learn more about the financial journeys of other bloggers. I like Getting Minted’s perspective as someone who left university in the 80s (whereas I finished in the early 2010s!). Meanwhile, The Wealthster shares a fascinating dive into his family history and the lessons he can take away from it.
- A Wealth of Common Sense – How To Make Up Lost Ground If You Got a Late Start Saving For Retirement
- Banker on FIRE – Never Too Late: How To Build Wealth In Your 50s
A lot of personal advice is aimed at people in their 20s and 30s. Of course, not everyone is able to start building wealth so early! These two articles are a great starting point for older readers.
- A Chat With Kat – Looking For My Ideal Side Hustle: Trial and Error
I don’t know if side hustling is for me. Studying for an entirely new career is already taking a lot of my spare time! Nonetheless, I enjoyed Kat’s exploration of her recent various side hustles.
- FIRE and Wide – Early Retirement: How Do You Define Work Anyway
Michelle ponders how we define ‘work.’
- The Evidence Based Investor – After Cowspiracy and Seaspiracy, is it time for Fundspiracy?
Robin Powell draws an intriguing comparison between the recent Netflix documentary, Seaspiracy, and the fund management industry.
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- Sovereign Quest – A new personal finance curation site launched by Indeedably. Check out the March Challenge.
- Financial Superstar – Gaining Ground
A short post, but it’s always useful to be reminded that progress comes in small steps.
- I Retired Young – Taking a moment to be grateful
- Of Dollars and Data – If You Play With FIRE, Don’t Get Burned
A great post on the FIRE ‘lifestyle.’ As always with these sorts of posts, it’s a reminder that “FIRE” is not an end point. Having a million or three in the bank won’t solve all your problems.
“The issue seems to be that some of those on the FIRE path knew what they wanted to retire from before they figured out what they want to retire to.”
- Average Money Man – What Breath of the Wild taught me about my financial independence journey
I’m a sucker for any article that combines my loves of video games and personal finance. *Especially* when that video game is one of the best games I played last year.
- Get Rich Slowly – My new Audible course on financial independence and early retirement
I’m not usually a fan of “courses” on financial independence. What is there to teach? Spend less than you earn, invest the difference, repeat for twenty years. Done. Nonetheless, looking at the lecture outline, this looks fairly comprehensive and isn’t too expensive.
Thanks for reading. Hope you’re all having a great week!