Picky Flamingo – Weekend Reads (14/07/2018)
Welcome to the latest edition of Picky Flamingo – Money Flamingo’s Weekly Roundup.
Picky Flamingo is a collection of the best financial independence and personal finance articles I’ve come across during the past week. Expect most of the articles to be from Australian contributors, but you will also find some great international content. The articles cover the themes we talk about here at Money Flamingo – investing, financial independence, early retirement, personal finance, frugality, lifestyle, and happiness. Picky Flamingo is published every Saturday morning. If you would like my weekly picks to be delivered to your inbox, make sure to sign up for the newsletter!
Presenting… This week’s edition of Picky Flamingo:
- Who are You After Financial Independence by Vicky Robin: “Our jobs were providing more than a paycheck, and we didn’t recognize this until we left. They gave us an identity and a community – and post FI we need to build new contexts, new ways to get respect and believe in ourselves, new ways to structure our days.”
- Want to retire early? Make lots of money and don’t have kids by Think Save Retire: Can you still reach FI at an early age if you earn an average income and have kids? If you are annoyed that most bloggers are high-income earners without children, this article is for you!
- The Long-Term Costs of Recurring Expenses – And How They Eat Up Your Life by What Life Could Be: Mr. W. shares some handy formulas to calculate the impact of recurring expenses and discusses some everyday examples. A great read!
- 1000 Days Without A Paycheck by Mr. Tako Escapes: In this article, Mr. Tako looks back at his first 1000 days of early retirement and shares what he has learned along the way.
Your Weekly Dose of Mustachian Wisdom!
Every edition of Picky Flamingo includes one MMM article so that everyone can enjoy a healthy dose of Mustachianism to start the weekend! 😊
This week’s pick: Mrs. Money Mustache: The Secret Life of Frugality
“When you’re in the midst of all of this money-saving, a change comes over you. At first it’s subtle and you barely notice it, but after practicing all these Mustachian principles for a few years, you find yourself suddenly free from society’s expectations of you. You’re in another realm altogether. You don’t care if you wear the same pair of pants three days in a row. You don’t care if you don’t know last night’s hockey scores. You might actually start to feel sick in big department stores from all the excess. And, you are beginning to feel happier.”
I hope you enjoyed this week’s selection! See you back here next Saturday! 😊