Greatest Hits: Volume 42

Greatest Hits

Good morning all – and happy Saturday!

I may have moved abroad, but the format of our biweekly link roundup hasn’t changed.

Of the hundreds of finance articles I read every week, I choose a handful that I find particularly insightful or motivating – and share them with my readers.

So relax, kick back, and enjoy the top-notch reads below.

Have a wonderful weekend all!

From Yours Truly

Much Better Than It Feels

Changing The Way You Think About Money

End Of An Era

Building Wealth

For reasons I can’t quite comprehend, there are still people out there who insist on active stock picking.

Well, the recent tech meltdown is yet another great example of how passive investing beats active over the long run:

The Agony and Ecstasy of Stock Picking – Ben Carlson

Should You Work Harder In A Recession? – Rad Reads

Want to make more money?  It starts with confidence:

How To Build A Confident Mindset – Dr Julie Gurner

And finally:

A Simple Test To Figure Out How Much $$$ You Really Need – Kevin Dahlstrom

Early Retirement

Sometimes, early retirement just isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

I’ve always said that the journey matters more than the destination.

Kitty from Bitches Get Riches seems to agree:  It’s much better to have a longer, yet enjoyable “trip” towards early retirement, than to crush yourself in pursuit of FIRE.

My First Six Months Of Early Retirement Sucked Sh*t – Bitches Get Riches

Lifestyle Design

I never had a problem with alcohol, but over the past couple of years, I found myself drinking less and less.

Somehow, the glass (or two) of wine at night is just not worth what you pay for it the following morning – the tiredness, the grogginess, and yes, the hangover.

To make things worse, young children seem to have a knack for having a bad night just after you downed a bottle of wine with dinner.

And so, this update from Accidental FIRE has definitely resonated – and the financial impact is just the beginning:

Sober October And How It Impacts My Finances – Accidental Fire


How Our Perceptions of Time and Money Change As We Age – Retire Before Dad

All Around

The Present Defines The Past – Dollars & Data

Have a great day everyone!

– Damian


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