It’s March folks! I don’t know about where you are, but here…where I am…that basically means bipolar weather is to be expected for the next few weeks. It was 60 degrees the other day and all of the snow was melted and gone. Well, today we now have about 5 inches of snow! Why do I mention that? Well, similar to the weather, our finances can go through equally variable situations. One month you might earn a really nice bonus from work or a side-gig may be doing particularly well. The next month you could be on medical leave with your employer and generally be unsure when you are going to be well enough to work full-time again. The point being, we should plan for seasonality with our finances. Expect some months to be more and less prosperous than others and make the necessary shifts to ensure you are sticking with your budget and financial goals. And with that little tidbit of advice, let’s get to what I read this week. These articles are fairly varied in topics but all have a degree of importance or relevance in my life right now. Hopefully you too can find some usefulness in them! [Read more…] about Related Reading: 03/06/2018
This weeks readings are mainly covering housing with a few extra oddballs. I really enjoyed article #5 and #6 because they challenge the norms of what society is telling us, and even what the financial independence folks and early retiree’s often advocate for. I like to see articles that challenge the norm. If done well, they can create quite a following and instill an exciting new sense of what’s acceptable in society. I’d like to hear some topics you’d like me to write about in my Friday posts, so feel free to email, comment here, or even in the Facebook group for those suggestions. [Read more…] about Related Reading: 02/27/2018
This week’s readings take a small diversion into including a few short clips from YouTube that I came across. As my life has been a bit consuming lately, there is much more emphasis on the emotional/human aspect of finances and reaching FI. This is a component that should always be included and is often just put on the back-burner, so I’m very excited that I’ve found this information…not only for myself (as it is unusually timely for me), but all of you as well! Please feel free to comment here or the Facebook group if you have any statements or questions related to these.
I have some crazy stuff happening in life right now. A lot of which will be incorporated into upcoming posts. This weeks articles are again wide in their topical coverage. Some investing, retirement, home-ownership, valentines day advice, car buying advice, and a couple other oddballs! I look forward to upcoming posts for you guys as I’ve gotten a significant increase in time I can devote to posts for the next few weeks. I’ll be detailing my plans in my Friday post, so stay tuned! In the meantime, enjoy these articles and let me know what you think of them.
This week’s related reading is a bit more broad in spectrum. I have many goals and topics on my mind lately that are highly related to both finances and this life I choose to live. The highest priority topics in my research right now are home-ownership, professional development, retirement planning, and mental health/well-being. Expect to hear more about those in the near future. If there are any questions about them, please reach out and I can do my best to answer in the post. Of course, an article about the worlds most powerful rocket can sure be enjoyable too! As this post comes out, I’ll be out of commission for a medical procedure. Here’s to hoping I’ll be able to see the launch. Feel free to comment on any of the articles!
Relevant or interesting articles I’ve come across this week
This week, I found an interesting combination of articles that were either educational or just down-right amusing. The assemblage of topics in these is a bit wide in range, but very applicable in my life right now. Hopefully they are just as entertaining and educational for all of you!
I will start posting an additional post each week with some of the most relevant, interesting, or entertaining articles I’ve come across. Please feel free to start discussions about any of the articles. I will do my best to be engaging with all respectful comments. My one request is that we all accept that we can have differing opinions, and that counterarguments are welcome so long as they stay focused on the related topic and not attacking the other person for their opinions.