The Friday Feast ~ the 14th of October

Published October 14, 2016   Posted in Friday Feast

The personal finance community is filled with so many talented writers and inspiring families in search of something better out of life than the traditional society-approved plan of buying lots of stuff and retiring in your 60s if you’re lucky.

Here is a look at the best of this week’s personal finance blogs.

In this episode of Friday Feast: The Resume Gap, FinanciaLibre, My Money Design, Add Vodka, Budget And The Bees, Give Me Back My Five Bucks, REI, I Am 1 Percent, Everybody Loves Your Money, Shane Parrish.

readingWelcome to another Friday, and congrats for making it here. First, thanks to everyone for your encouraging words about the new YouTube channel. It is still in its infancy, but I am working on a bunch of video-based content that I hope will reach the general population with our message.

Now, onto the personal finance gems!

First, here’s one from the beginning of the year that deserves resurrecting. From The Resume Gap, 10 ways a dude saved for financial independence at the age of 28.

Next, how do you stack up with the American spending average? FinanciaLibre gives us all the data. Who knew that the average American spends more on their cars than they do their healthcare?

My favorite post of the week

My favorite post this week comes from My Money Design who writes that success might come from disconnecting from your work rather than immersing yourself in it.

“Rather than pour more hours than I needed into my job, I decided to start investing my time back into myself by looking for things I could do outside of work that would be both fun and financially fulfilling.”

I’m on board! In fact, I enjoy my relative unimportance at the office. It gives me much more time to focus on my life, my wife, and our looming early retirement.

Awesome post. You owe it to yourself to check it out.

More from the personal finance community

Add Vodka argues that finding richer friends isn’t the key to life.

Coming off of a breakup? Budget And The Bees offers up some advice on the financial lessons to learn after calling it quits with your mate!

Also, Give Me Back My Five Bucks writes about why he doesn’t want to be self-employed. How about freedom and some time off? Hmm…

Lastly, if you’ve got some time, check out this inspirational film on the REI blog about hiking the Appalachian Trail. Cool video concept.

Honorable mentions: I am 1 percent asks if your career matches your personalityEverybody Loves Your Money talks about saving for retirement without a 401k, and lastly, Shane Parrish explains the pot belly of ignorance.

Photo of the week

Here’s a shot from around 11,000 feet hiking the Ute Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park in August. Beautiful country. Breezy, though!

Hiking the Ute Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park

Hiking the Ute Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park

Coming up in the week ahead on ThinkSaveRetire: On Monday, side hustle extraordinaire Claudia from the blog wrote a three-lesson guide to choosing a side hustle, and on Wednesday I am recalling a time in my life where I nearly made a bat-shit stupid financial decision but was saved by a car dealership.

Thanks for reading, and cheers to another financially productive week ahead!

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10 responses to “The Friday Feast ~ the 14th of October”

  1. I have to say the more I see your pictures the more I want to move. All the pictures on my site are vacations, not alot here. You folks out west have all the nice mins and hikes.
    Your car dealer post has me intrigued. Have a great weekend.

    • Steve says:

      Thanks Full Time Finance! The west is a beautiful place to live; the landscape is amazing. I lived out East for 10 years of my life, and while there are beautiful places out there as well, it just doesn’t compare to the west in my humble opinion. Lots of open land! 🙂

  2. This is a great list, and I’m honored to have an article among the other excellent work you’ve highlighted.

    Thank you!

    I’m looking forward to your upcoming Wednesday article – anytime a car dealership can save someone from bat-shit stupidity a good story is pretty much guaranteed.

    Thank you again!

  3. Hey, congrats on making the YouTube channel! I’ve been thinking about making one just for our recipes, but man, that’s a lot of work. Can’t wait to see it!

  4. There’s some good links here. Thanks Steve! Can’t wait to see that video content!

  5. Awesome! Thank you so much for including me in your line-up! I really appreciate it. I’m glad you dusted off that old post and found it to still be useful. This comes as quite a coincidence – a friend of mine recently lost his job and so my next post (going up this weekend) is going to be very similar to this; re-thinking employment and investing in yourself.

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