“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” —Winston Churchill
This monthly series is my attempt to curate the web for you. I probably consume more content than one person should, but I am kind of a knowledge junkie. I don’t just consume content for the sake of consumption. The goal is to always learn something, gain a new perspective, contribute to the conversation, and fuel the idea factory. Reading is exercise for the brain and just like the body it needs plenty of it to stay healthy.
In any given month I try to read at least 3-5 books. I also have over 100 (now down to 50 as I simplify) different blogs that I follow from my Feedly app. In addition to the books and the blogs, I also listen to about a dozen podcasts. And then there is always the unplanned material that I stumble across or that gets shared with me.
With that said here are the ones I thought were worth sharing. They only represent a small percentage of what I actually read, but if you have the time they are worth checking out.
The Real Estate Professional Tax Loophole – Diane Kennedy, CPA
Ripe for Disruption… (Part-1) – Peter Diamandis
PS: It’s Okay to Buy Stuff – Budgets are Sexy
The Certainty Equivalent – Jared Dillian (the 10th man)
Needed at the Fed: An Inverse Volcker – John Mauldin
The Golden Handcuffs – Fervent Finance
How We Saved Multi-Millions – Go Curry Cracker!
This next post is proof that if you play your cards right you can get your employer to cater to you and your needs. Like Mrs. ROG, I plan to negotiate a 4-day work week after I have been in the new role for a year. Well actually, I plan to ask for a 4- day work week and an additional week of vacation. My reason for waiting a year, is that it gets us past raise and bonus season, timing can be everything 🙂
MRS. ROG’S FIRST ATTEMPT AT EARLY RETIREMENT – Root of Good
The 12 Essential Lessons I Want to Share About Money & Life – Afford Anything
TRAFFIC AND INCOME REPORT – AUGUST 2015 – Pinch of Yum (Love these guys, their food, and everything they share)
It’s Always 1979 Somewhere – Jared Dillian (the 10th man)
Why Do You Work? – Jim Wang (Wallet Hacks).
Letter to My Wife – How our Finances Work – Million Dollar Journey (what a great idea)
You see a couple of the same books from last month because I started them and did not get a chance to finish them until this month.
The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be – Jack Canfield
The Rich Employee – James Altucher
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