Greatest Hits: Volume 15

Greatest Hits

Happy Saturday everyone!

It finally feels like summer.

The school year is almost over, with all the inevitable excitement that comes with it and infects children and adults alike.

Client and deal activity is slowing down, as everyone gears up for a well-deserved beach holiday.

And… England is in the final of the Euro!  I mean, who saw that coming?

So I will keep it short and sweet today. Without further ado, here are some top-quality personal finance reads to kick off your Saturday morning.

Have a wonderful weekend all!

From Yours Truly

A Matter Of Trust

Demystifying Stock Market Returns

The Next Episode

Building Wealth

Casualties Of Perfection – Morgan Housel

How Often Does Dollar Cost Averaging Fail? – Dollars and Data

Doing Nothing Is Hard Work – A Wealth Of Common Sense

And if you are done building wealth for yourself, then get on with the rest of the family:

How To Futureproof Your Kids Financial Future – Monevator

Early Retirement

Beat Monday? No, Beat The Weekend – Accidental Fire

How To Live Like You Are Already Retired – Incognito Money Scribe

Lifestyle Design

The Perfect Number Of Hours To Work Every Day – Wired

Relax For The Same Result – Derek Sivers

When The 80-20 Rule Fails: The Downside Of Being Effective – James Clear

Recommended Books

As always, let’s finish off with some top-notch books on life, money, and happiness:

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life – Mark Manson

Finish What You Start: The Art Of Following Through – Peter Hollins

And finally, a beach read that could well change your life:

Atomic Habits – James Clear

Happy weekend all!


P.S: Attention New Bloggers:

if you are a personal finance blogger who hasn’t yet been featured on Greatest Hits, I would like to hear from you.

Please send an email to bankeronfire at gmail dot com with a blog post you would like to submit for consideration.

The key criteria for inclusion are as follows:

(i) Content that will be interesting or beneficial to the readers of this blog (I hope you will forgive me for reserving judgment on this one)

(ii) Your blog must be at least 6 months old, with regular posts. Too many bloggers flame out early, and I don’t want the readers here to follow a bunch of dead links.

I look forward to hearing from you.


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4 thoughts on “Greatest Hits: Volume 15”

  1. I keep seeing James Clear’s name pop up everywhere. Thanks for the link to his article!

    PS – I’m ready for my kids to go back to school! It’s already been 1+ month off. I can’t believe your school year is not over yet!

    1. Banker On FIRE

      I like his writing.

      Nothing groundbreaking to be honest, but he does very well to summarize concepts in a digestible way.

      And yes, school holidays just about to begin. We go to early September here – when do your kids head back to school?

  2. I remember when I read the subtle art of not giving a f*ck. Was there a favorite part from the book? The most that I remember from it was that the author’s friend drowned and that we should never drink alcohol before moving into the pool.

    1. Banker On FIRE

      I really enjoyed the basic tenet of the book:

      Life is short. Energy is limited. We only have that many f*@£s to give – so choose wisely and only give them about important things.

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