The Friday Feast ~ the 10th of March

26 thoughts on “The Friday Feast ~ the 10th of March”

  1. “Financial independence creates the freedom to not care about the details.” No truer words have been said. Great find and a real gem of wisdom.

    I’m ready to Feast on the rest!

  2. I love the picture, so sharp and detailed. I’m sure with a bee like wildlife it was also probably a one shot possibility type thing, so that makes it even more cool then static landscape shots imho.

    I really liked the happy philosophers post this week. I’m not pursuing early retirement, but I firmly believe everyone should be pursuing financial independence.

    1. Thanks FTF for your comment. And I completely agree about Happy Philosopher’s post. There is incredible wisdom in pursuing financial independence even if you have no intention of retiring early. Options, baby! Options.

  3. Hey, that’s a mighty fine butt-shot you’ve got there! But forreals I’m jealous of your fancy camera. I’m stuck with my cell phone for photos for the forseeable future, but a nice camera could be a nice investment in blogging. 🙂

    1. Haha, thanks Mrs. Picky Pincher. Cell phones can take some amazing shots too, though. Cameras on those things are just superb. But yeah, having a real camera definitely expands your creative potential.

  4. Even if we love our jobs NOW doesn’t mean we’ll love them two years from now.” This is something that I talk about quite often with people and even mentioned it in my youth personal finance workshop. I had a job once making almost $100k for work that I had previously done as a volunteer. I couldn’t believe it. For almost 2 years, I felt like I was in a dream. Well, it didn’t last and things came crashing down fast. My old boss retired and the new one was a total asshole. It was unbearable. And, the organization also went through very drastic changes at the same time, and the atmosphere was toxic. Tensions were high and moods were terrible among most employees. Fortunately, I had hit the bare minimum of FI by then and just quit. It was funny though, because my colleagues were asking ‘where I was going’, thinking I had a new job lined up that they could follow me too. But when I told them that I built up some real estate income and that I didn’t have to work for a steady paycheck, they were intrigued and a little envious. 🙂

    1. Totally! You experienced exactly the wisdom in pursuing financial independence without dreams of early retirement. Having the option to call it quits is just amazing. It’s F-U money!

  5. Thanks a lot, Steve! How am I supposed to get anything done this weekend with all this great stuff to read?!?! As always, love the photo!

    1. You’re very welcome, Happy Philosopher, and I appreciate your comment on the photo. That was a fun one to get, too – I was like 2 or 3 inches from that bee at the time. Those things don’t sit still for long…

  6. Yep, I agree that you can love your job right now and still want to be financially independent. In fact, that’s almost better-after all, as they say it’s better to retire to something than to retire from something. You might not love your job in 5 years, or maybe something happens at your company and they let you go. Or maybe you just want financial independence, you’ll still love your job, and you can use your financial freedom to pursue other goals. Great round up!

    1. “as they say it’s better to retire to something than to retire from something.” Yup, and amen to that. You just never know how circumstances might change in the future. Be prepared.

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