Picky Flamingo – Weekend Reads (30/06/2018)
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:
- In I’m Financially Independent. Johnny Depp is not. How did this happen?, Mr. Free at 33 discusses Johnny Depp’s bankruptcy and the relationship between happiness and money. A light and entertaining read to start off the weekend!
- I always enjoy reading what people who “retired” a while ago have to say about their new life. This week, Mr. Crazy Kicks looks back at the last couple of years since he left the workforce: Reflecting on Two Years of Early Retirement
- Let’s talk about investing! Here are two great investment-focused articles from the week:
- Dave from Strong Money Australia analyses the dividend growth figures for AFIC and Argo and compares them to the growth of Sydney rents: Dividend Growth, Sydney Rents & Recommended Reading. Interesting!
- In Why MERs matter, Pat the Shuffler explores the importance of management expense ratios and their long-term effect on investment performance.
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: Great News – Early Retirement Doesn’t Mean You’ll Stop Working
“I find that when people earn their freedom from money constraints, they usually don’t stop working. Instead they start doing their best work. Looking at many of society’s highest achievers right now, the world leaders and founders of the most productive companies, I see mostly people who have already made it. And yet are still working because it means something to them.”
I hope you enjoyed this week’s selection! See you back here next Saturday! 😊