Wednesday Reads

Wednesday Reads: Fool’s Spring

A round up of interesting or cool stuff I’ve read.

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay 

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

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.


Late Starters

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 KatLooking 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.





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  • Financial SuperstarGaining Ground
    A short post, but it’s always useful to be reminded that progress comes in small steps.



Financial Independence

  • Of Dollars and DataIf 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.”



  • Get Rich SlowlyMy 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!

6 replies on “Wednesday Reads: Fool’s Spring”

Thank you for the inclusion! Been trying to blend my love of video games with my interest in FI and personal finance more. Hopefully more to come 🙂

I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed BOTW!

Looking forward to reading more articles that combine the two subjects! I did write something similar a few years ago, maybe it can help serve as some inspiration:

BOTW was great! My wife has recently started playing it, and it’s even fun just to watch. I keep seeing reports of a BOTW2, so hopefully that arrives sooner rather than later.

No problem. I’ve often had thoughts of doing similar research into my own family tree, and that only served to increase my interest!

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