Greatest Hits: Volume 9 (Resurrection)

Greatest Hits

Around 9 pm on Thursday evening, I nipped out for a quick walk.

I kept a brisk pace – not least because it was reasonably chilly outside.

Yet, the streets of South Kensington were filled with people. Patios that have sprung up overnight, filled to the brim.

Folks braving the blustery weather to enjoy that forgotten pleasure, dining out.

We have now been “open” for a week.

Sure, with some restrictions. And I have no doubt there will be bumps in the road ahead, what with those nasty variants popping up here and there, and certain vaccines not as effective (or safe) as others.

And yet, this is the home stretch.

Some countries are ahead of the game. Some others still need time.

But no matter what, normality beckons. We are almost there.

This morning, for the first time in 14 months, I will head to the gym with my kids, drop them off at the creche, and spend the next 60 minutes lifting proper weights.

Wherever you happen to be, I hope you are also rediscovering some of your favourite pre-Covid activities.

So enjoy the weekend – and the latest edition of Greatest Hits!

From Yours Truly

Real Estate Investing: Another Day, Another Property: all about the latest addition to our property portfolio

When Everything Goes Wrong (Or Why Some People Will Never Get Rich)

Building Wealth

Mr. Money Mustache reminds us to Beware Of The Bubble

…but not the housing one: Why This Is Not Another Housing Bubble by A Wealth Of Common Sense

“Your first loss is your best one”:  Why Goldman Unsurprisingly Avoided The Archegos Losses – SL Advisors

Early Retirement

Below is the best primer on FIRE you can possibly find. Aged like fine wine, with the sweet aftertaste of early retirement:

FIRE: My Journey From First Steps To Leaving Work – Monevator

Lifestyle Design

Ever wonder why works seems to be following you around, all the time?

More To That ponders The Omnipresence Of Work

Beware Goldman Workhorses, Deferred Gratification Is The Worst Kind – FT

Happiness by Dr. FIRE

All Around

JD Roth, one of the heavyweight personal finance bloggers and the mastermind behind Get Rich Slowly, weighs in with:

My Life Philosophy: 52 Lessons From 52 Years

New Blogger Spotlight

In every edition, I would like to spotlight a blogger or two who aren’t yet very well-known to the general public.

This week, it’s The Frugal Expat with a view on How Owning Assets Is Better Than A Job

The Frugal Expat is a blog written for those working on saving, investing, and trying to reach Financial Independence.

Steve, the creator, is an American Expat living in Taiwan having the goal of sharing knowledge to help others achieve financial freedom.

If you want to be included in my next edition, please scroll down to the bottom of the post.

Recommended Books

As always, some excellent and entertaining books to wrap it all up.

Working Hard, Hardly Working: How To Achieve More, Stress Less, And Feel Fulfilled by Grace Beverley

For those of you who want to give real estate investing a shot, you can’t go wrong with this masterpiece:

What Every Real Estate Investor Needs To Know About Cash Flow – And 36 Other Key Financial Measures by Frank Gallinelli

Homo Deus: A Brief History Of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harrari. Nothing to do with finance, everything to do with life!



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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