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Birds of a FIRE
Early Retirement
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2018 is over. With it, comes a new year and new goals. Prior to this year, I’d set some random New Year’s Resolution without thinking much of it. 2019 is different though. I’ve thought out, planned, and set the actions I need to do rather than just have goals. I’m not sure I’ve really grown much in terms of productivity, knowledge, and focus — I haven’t put the pedal to ...
Posted: Jan 04 2019 @ 11:16 PM
I get graded on bi-annual reviews at work, got grades in class, so why don’t I do the same thing in my personal life? 2018 is the first year I’ll do an annual review. And man, I did terrible in basically everything except for money and I did ehhh on this blog. I got this idea from James Clear’s annual reviews. He has his going back several years, so it’s interesting ...
Posted: Jan 03 2019 @ 5:57 PM
Merry Christmas Eve all! My weekly finds have themes relevant to the site: money, psychology, travel, and some funny finds. [Dow falls 650 points] – If you’re far off from retirement, you’re probably not too worried with your buy and hold strategy. If you’ve retired early this year at the top of the bubble? Your sequence of returns risk is showing. Better start hedging, getting a part-time job, or reducing ...
Posted: Dec 24 2018 @ 5:26 PM
Make Your Bed was a commencement speech originally given by Admiral McRaven in 2014 at UT Austin. You can watch it here. Three years later he came out with a book, expounding on his speech. His speech, and subsequently the book, has 10 key lessons he learned from his time spent in Navy Seal training. Though you probably won’t become a Navy Seal, you can still learn the lessons he ...
Posted: Dec 22 2018 @ 4:43 AM
Charles Duhigg knocked it out in the park when he wrote The Power Of Habit back in 2014. Since then, the media and journalists have honed in on more habit related books and articles. Still, The Power Of Habit is an integral piece on the topic of habits. We’ve summarized the book below, but this is one of the books we’d recommend you keep on your bookshelf as a reference ...
Posted: Dec 19 2018 @ 12:41 AM
🎵Deck the halls with boughs of holly🎵… and Starbucks For Life, please? We’re super happy it’s here and also ecstatic you can get at least 2 free entries per day! Starbucks For Life started November 27th and will run until December 31 for 2018,  a nice festive touch for the holidays. May you win some great prizes gifts for the holidays! Be sure to enter twice a day at least ...
Posted: Nov 30 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Atomic Habits is the best book I’ve read about habits yet. Why is it so incredible? James Clear, the writer of Atomic Habits, lays out a blueprint for creating and keeping great habits. Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. – James Clear I love the concept of automation. If you can create a blueprint, write an algorithm for it, and set it aside, that is passive work right there. ...
Posted: Nov 28 2018 @ 7:30 AM
    We’ve written a blog post on the best personal finance books, but kept getting asked how to learn about financial products and understand Wall Street. This page isn’t for someone who wants to follow the Bogleheads way of passive investing, but rather for people who want to learn how to value securities and fixed income so they can actively invest. Related: 30 Best Personal Development Books To Improve Yourself Is ...
Posted: Nov 12 2018 @ 1:56 AM
Personal finance is one of the most important topics out there. After all, who doesn’t want to be wealthier and happier? Yet they don’t teach it in schools! Don’t worry, we’ve rounded up the best personal finance books for you so you can become an expert in no time. Related: 30 Best Personal Development Books To Improve Yourself Is Audible Worth It? [Get 7 Free Audiobooks]: Audible Review Scribd Vs ...
Posted: Nov 12 2018 @ 1:13 AM
High school and college teach us facts and statistics, but they don’t teach us about actual life. Personal development includes self-help, growth, and self-development. If you’re looking for personal growth this year, check out the below titles. The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*CK Caring what others think about you is holding you back in your personal development. Your ego and feelings are holding you back from happiness, success, ...
Posted: Nov 11 2018 @ 10:00 PM


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