The Friday Feast ~ the 7th of October

Published October 7, 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: Our Tour, Break The Twitch, Scott Alan Turner, Two Cup House, Money Savvy Living, Retirement Manifesto, Grizzly Mom and Dad, Frugal Farmer, Benjamin Hardy and The Retirement Nerd.

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, Jason at Our Tour serves it up after a year of early retirement. Did their money last? Are they still happy?

Next, Break The Twitch got all provocative on us with a post about how buying one more thing can ruin your life. “It’s funny to think that such a small, seemingly harmless movement – the click of a mouse – could be so damaging.”

My favorite post of the week

My favorite post this week comes from Scott Alan Turner who wrote about 30 money myths that broke people believe.

“Everyone has the opportunity to have a debt-free life and a life of abundance. When you start to uncover the myths about money found in our society, you will start to recognize the opportunities each of us has to steer the ship in a different direction. You’ll start to make better choices and get ahead.”

Myths? Yeah, like “I’ll never get ahead” and “Debt is perfectly normal”. And how many believe that people with money have it so easy?

More from the personal finance community

Garrett from Two Cup House talks about the misconceptions about living in a tiny (or “small”) house.

Are you a budgeting phony? Gina from Money Savvy Living gives us the sure-fire signs that something is seriously wrong.

Also, Retirement Manifesto published an epic post about building your retirement paycheck from your investments. Definitely check this one out!

Lastly, Grizzly Mom and Dad puts a spin on a popular book: “Your Money or Your Time“.

Honorable mentions: Frugal Farmer offers up motivation for our financial shitBenjamin Hardy talks about rare life experiences, and lastly, The Retirement Nerd started a blog about his financial awakening.

Video of the week

Got a minute? If so, check out our Tuesday Talk video we filmed for our Airstream and tiny living YouTube channel. Could you live tiny?

Coming up in the week ahead on ThinkSaveRetire: On Monday, I am talking about how much more money I could make if I worked Just One More Year, and on Wednesday I’m introducing the powerful, hard and densely-packed Snowball of Early Retirement.

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

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18 responses to “The Friday Feast ~ the 7th of October”

  1. Very interesting video. I hear a lot about tiny house living, but I’ve not read a lot about people’s personal experiences. Sadly even though we are less into acquiring things then my inlaws, I can’t see us fitting with kids into an airstream. I do want to do so on a less permanent more 6 months periods after the kids move on, but I expect we will keep a base of operations somewhere else with our crap/a place for the kids to come for thanksgiving. Hopefully though we’ll find cheap solutions for the transportation and base. How do you have mail delivered if you move around a lot?

    • Steve says:

      It’s true, full-time RVing isn’t for everyone. For us, we don’t have kids aside from our dogs, so we’ll usually travel to a family member’s house for Thanksgiving and other holidays, which is perfect for us. No clean up. 🙂

      There are services that will accept and forward your mail, and provide a “permanent” home address for you. Escapees, for example, is one such place. However, we are using my in-law’s house for our home address for now. Seems to be working fine; they will only give us mail that we’d actually want to see and discard the piles of crap that companies send out these days.

  2. Thanks so much for the mention, Steve. We appreciate it!

  3. Steve, do you publish Friday feast every week ? I will go through the articles which you have linked to.

  4. Thanks for the honor, Steve! I put a lot of time into building the attached spreadsheets to help folks build their own bucket strategy for retirement income, I encourage folks to have a look and use the spreadsheet for their own planning! Thx again!

    • Steve says:

      No problem, Fritz! I can definitely tell that you put a lot of work into that post. I can definitely appreciate that, and it’s a great benefit to the personal finance community. Hope that people find your spreadsheets useful!

  5. TJ says:

    Steve, I’m glad that you do these types of posts. There’s so many good bloggers out there that you can’t realistically keep track of everybody. I know some people have stopped doing these types of posts for “SEO reasons”.

    Looking forward to next week’s posts as they all sound intriguing.

    • Steve says:

      Thanks TJ. It’s sad that people have stopped doing these kinds of post because they feel it reduces their SEO ranking. Personally, I’m not in this for the fame or fortune, or to have the most well-read blog or whatever. Worrying about that stuff is nonsense. I do it because I enjoy it, and spreading the love around the PF community is just one way that I like to give back to the wonderful bloggers out there who spend so much time writing and maintain their own little empires. 🙂

      • Steve, To be honest these roundups were what brought me to your blog the first time. As I was first wading into the community about 3 months before I started my own blog, your site served as a jumping off point for me to learn who was out there. As a result your blog is one of the few I read every post, so it obviously serves other purposes beyond SEO. Come for the feast, stay for the other posts.

        • Steve says:

          Wow! I’m truly humbled! Thanks for those incredibly nice words…they truly mean a lot. I’m sincerely thrilled that my words resonate with you. That’s what keeps me coming back to my keyboard every day to write another post.

          Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! 🙂

  6. Mr. Groovy says:

    You’re firing on all cylinders today, my friend. Love Garrett and Claudia over at Two Cup House. And love Fritz over at Retirement Manifesto. Great reads!

  7. I’ve fallen for every single one of those money myths listed. In many ways these were just a result of my lack of personal finance education. It’s taken some re-learning, but I’m proud that we’re on track to get out of debt and retire early. 🙂

    • Steve says:

      Me too, Mrs. Picky Pincher. I’ve been as naive as anyone out there about personal finance. But like you, I’m proud to have recovered from all that mess. 🙂

  8. Craig says:

    Hi Steve, i also read the article of Scott Alan Turner, we have similar tastes. Btw my personal finance is the Forex 🙂 i’m already waiting for the next Friday and the next Friday feast!!

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