The Friday Feast ~ the 16th of September

Published September 16, 2016   Posted in How to Think

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: My Money Design, Ninja Piggy, InvestmentZen, Coach Carson, Freedom From Money, Mixed Up Money, Jason Fieber, Montana Money Adventures, Matt Spiller and Our Next Life.

readingWelcome to another Friday, and congrats for making it here. In the past, I’ve always tried to keep the blog posts that I link to fairly current (though exceptions certainly did slip in). But from now on, I’m lifting that restriction. Anything goes, even if the post was written several years ago. Hey, good content is good content!

Now, onto the personal finance gems!

First, My Money Design wrote about buying passive income, and the impact a saved dollar today has over our futures.

Next, how many saw Ninja Piggy‘s nice infographic that depicts 5 steps to an emergency fund?

My favorite post of the week

My favorite post this week comes from Physician on Fire (via InvestmentZen) who explains how his net worth actually exceeds his 10-year earnings.

“How do you end up more than 100% of your take-home pay after a 10-year career?” Through the power of aggressive savings, that’s how. Living frugally, investing with low fees and a little patience is all you need.

“Mindful spending and relative frugality over these ten years have been crucial. If we were spending even half of our take-home pay, we would definitely not have it all at this point.”

He’s a doctor with a big salary and respectable net worth. Though his sheer numbers might be larger than yours (and mine), money builds the same way for all of us. Proportionally to our income, the physician’s situation can be a carbon copy to that of our own.

More from the personal finance community

Coach Carson talks about how frugality bought his freedom.

Freedom From Money talks about the devastating effect of fear-based finances.

Also, Mixed Up Money says that our laziness is costing us money.

Lastly, congratulations to Jason Fieber (founder of Dividend Mantra) who launched his new blog last Sunday, Mr. Free At 33.

Honorable mentions: Montana Money Adventures talks about sitting naked with strangersMatt Spiller reminds us to challenge everything, and lastly, Our Next Life tackles the question of whether or not fewer deadlines lead to an increase in happiness.

Video of the week

Instead of a photograph, check out the video that we put together of our trip to Colorado last week!

Coming up in the week ahead on ThinkSaveRetire: On Monday, I am going to talk about how important mobile living is to our future plans of early retirement, and on Wednesday, I’m answering a question from a reader about what I would tell my 23-year old self. Hint: It’s not to save!

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

We track our net worth using Personal Capital


25 responses to “The Friday Feast ~ the 16th of September”

  1. I think showing older posts is fine, it’s the content that counts. I always appreciate the links to new and interesting content. Oh by the way the video turned out pretty good. Are you or have you considered including them as a regular part of your other blog? They might fit well with that content.

    • Steve says:

      Thanks FulltimeFinance – I agree, it’s all about content. And appreciate the feedback on the video. Yes, I may start posting more of our videos here, especially here in the Feast articles. Who doesn’t like a little multimedia in the morning?!?

  2. Excited to see my moniker on this page again, Steve. Up there with some excellent company. Thanks for the love!

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

  3. Ms. Montana says:

    Thanks for the shout out. On a funny side note, I ended up seeing a lot of search traffic from that post. Apparently lot of people are looking for “Ms. Mt” (the pageant queen) and “naked”. Not sure they really wanted to find my site. Or that post with a picture of 4 naked dudes sitting in a sauna. But it might have been more useful than what they had wanted to find.

  4. A good roundup post on Thinksaveretire. I am excited to go through the posts you have mentioned. The infographic on 5 steps to an emergency fund is really nice. Do you do this round ups every week ? Sorry for asking this, but I am a new reader of your blog 🙂

    • Steve says:

      Thanks for reading, Bodhik. Yup, I do these Friday Feasts every week unless I’ve been traveling or away from my computer that week – which is rare, but it happens. 🙂

  5. Matt Spillar says:

    Hey Steve, thanks so much for including me in this edition of the Friday Feast! Definitely made my morning, to be with such great company 🙂

  6. Oh look…a video of the week this time!

    That was fun Steve, thanks for the video!

  7. Ninja Piggy says:

    Thanks for sharing the infographic Steve! I’m a big fan of your work l, so I’m honored that you liked it! More to come in the future.

  8. ESI Money says:

    It’s beautiful here in Colorado, huh?

    As a friend always says, “We are blessed to live in a place where people come to vacation.” 🙂

    Hope you enjoyed it!

    • Steve says:

      Yup, absolutely splendid, especially in the summertime when we’re trying to escape the dreaded heat of Arizona. Love the country up there. I lived in Colorado Springs for several years during college. Good times. 😉

  9. Jason Fieber says:


    Thanks for sharing. Really appreciate that!

    Have a great weekend over there!!!

    Best regards.

  10. Basil says:

    Thanks for sifting through so much content every week and bringing us a curated selection 🙂

  11. […] Check out our video of the experience below if you didn’t catch it in last week’s Feast. […]

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