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.
How to Retire Early with a Locked-In Pension by Millennial Revolution: I didn’t think I would ever see an article from non-Australian bloggers on how Super fits in with FIRE. But here it is!
Let the Robots Have Our Crappy Jobs by Abandoned Cubicle: “Stop worrying about losing our soul-sucking cubicle jobs. Embrace the robot revolution. Let the machines do the crappy work…
Peter Thornhill on LICs, Dividend Investing and Other FAQ by Strong Money Australia: Dave’s interview with Peter Thornhill is a must read for all Australian investors…
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…
Power Is The Ability To Control Your Own Life by The Escape Artist: In this post, The Escape Artist tells us a story from the book Why Men Are The Way They Are. He describes it as a “parable about the trap of becoming overly focussed on status and spending.
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!
Picky Flamingo – Weekend Reads (23/06/2018) – includes a new feature: Your Weekly Dose of Mustachian Wisdom!
Let’s start our weekend reading with something everyone on the path to FI will have to think about sooner or later – how much we can withdraw from our portfolios each year (aka the Save Withdrawal Rate).
How fuck-over-able are you? The Wanderer from Millennial Revolution has created a formula that tells you how much someone else (like your employer) can screw you over.
“Money can buy lots of things, but the best thing that it can buy is freedom.” I think this is a statement that everyone in the FI community can agree with.
Will automation steal your job? According to a study by McKinsey*, up to 800 million workers will be replaced by robotic automation by 2030.