May14th
How to Clear Mental Space in Your Brain
Alexandra Franzen   |  AlexandraFranzen.com

Make a list of decisions you need to make, and then make those decisions. Get them out on paper and trust your “hut” (heart + gut). Decide “yes” or “no” and clear all the decision-clutter out of your mind.

Why I Bought an Aston Martin But Still Plan to Retire Early
Ryan   |  Want FI

My brother uses the rating of “smiles per miles.” What’s the point of being a millionaire if you forever live off only $30,000 per year?

Rocking a Mullet Portfolio? Time for a Trim!
Sherrill St. Germain   |  SherrillStGermain.com

A mullet portfolio is an unruly mess of unknown proportions and risk. And this new level of risk may exceed your tolerance, thereby requiring a rebalancing hair cut.

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    May13th
    Perspective
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    Just when I thought she was calming down, she drained her glass and went for the knock-out blow. It would be fair to say I hadn’t seen that coming.

    Life in 2040
    FI Guy   |  FI Heroes

    Every four years, the National Intelligence Agency puts together a lengthy report that makes various predictions twenty years out. A series of bets being made by experts in various fields and consolidated into one document.

    What Can Your Crappy Little Elf Do For You?
    Impersonal Finances   |  Impersonal Finances

    Do you have an activity that you’ve been putting off? Writing? Investing? Getting in shape? Building a relationship? Whatever it is, the best advice is to just start doing it. And start doing it very poorly.

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    May12th
    Mark Cuban’s 9 Rules to Getting Rich
    The Money Wizard   |  My Money Wizard

    If you’re a true adventurer and you really want to throw the Hail Mary, you might take 10% and put it into Bitcoin or Etherium. But if you do that, you’ve got to pretend you’ve already lost your money.

    What Nomadland Taught Me About FIRE
    FIRECracker   |  Millennial Revolution

    Both the FIRE community and the nomads realized the same thing. The American Dream is broken. And that’s why we both wrote a new rule book.

    Cheers For The Yeoman Who Doesn’t Only Seek Promotion
    Dave   |  Accidental Fire

    Societal pressures, especially in America, push us toward constant achievement. If you’re not moving up, you’re stagnant. Or lazy. But is it good to move up for the sake of it?

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    May11th
    Sorry Not Sorry
    Joshua M. Brown   |  The Reformed Broker

    I once thought the idea of Warren Buffett sitting behind his desk doing deals all day without a computer was charming. I don’t feel that way anymore.

    Is Dividend Investing Worth It?
    Damian   |  Banker on FIRE

    I get it – dividend stocks (or funds) can be very additive to your portfolio, especially in retirement. But as you contemplate investing for dividends, please don’t lose sight of the bigger picture.

    The Unexpected Benefit of Earning Less Money Each Year
    Kevin   |  Financial Panther

    I didn’t go into my career with the plan to try to earn a lower salary each year. That said, it made my transition to self-employment a lot easier because the income I had to replace was much less.

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    May10th
    Investing for Seven Generations
    JL Collins   |  JL Collins

    I no longer think of this money as mine. I think of myself as its custodian. My first role is to nurture it and see it grow. My second role is to educate my heirs in these principles.

    How to Avoid Getting Stuck in the Middle
    Dave and Ashley   |  Minimalism And Your Money

    We celebrate beginnings and ends but the middle is the hard part. Don’t wait until you’ve reached a milestone to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching your goal, whatever it may be.

    Let’s Clean This Mess Up
    Brad Beckstrom   |  The Frug

    You can apply minimalism to a lot more than just cleaning out closets and garages. Over these past five years, I’ve developed everything from minimalist investing strategies, work habits, and exercise routines.

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