All month I’m constantly reading. Be it various FIRE and personal finance blogs that I subscribe to, random things that pop into my feed, or suggestions from these aforementioned blogs. I keep a list of all of the stuff that I encounter throughout the month then filter those down to the best or most interesting which get included here.
The focus of these roundups is mostly on FIRE but other personal finance or other content I think could be interesting to the readers of this blog. If I got it from another blog’s roundup I try to give credit when I can.
With all those caveats out of the way, let’s get into it.
While I think it’s been out of the cycle for almost a month, I liked this Portfolio Charts post further digging into why Dave Ramsey’s high withdrawal rate is an issue. I found this post from Can I Retire Yet’s own roundup.
I liked this 1500 Days post on happiness and deep contentment. I think there’s some useful stuff others can implement here.
This A Wealth of Common Sense post looks into just how difficult it is to be a successful stock picker especially in the light of Charlie Munger’s recent passing.
I liked this A Wealth of Common Sense post looking at how much mortgage rates have changed.
This A Wealth of Common Sense post takes a look at a few different questions facing the markets going into 2024.
As you hit the middle of your career, and peak earning years, there are a lot of things to keep in mind. Especially as you watch the market fluctuate. This A Wealth of Common Sense post takes a good look at some of those things.
I find the study of health to be a fascinating subject. This Accidental FIRE Post takes a look at the relationship between stress, work environment, and weight gain.
I’m not a huge fan of annuities, but I thought this Can I Retire Yet post did a good job looking at them.
While I don’t agree with all of this, if you’ve oversaved, it’s not the end of the world. But this Can I Retire Yet post about gamifying retirement spending might have some good advice either for your situation or for what you’re doing on your way to retirement.
The bucket strategy is an alternative to more traditional strategies. I plan to do something similarish. But this Can I Retire Yet post takes a good look at it and the downsides.
This Early Retirement Now post takes a look at demographics of the US and retirement savings. Definitely something that interests me.
While I don’t think my career is anywhere near as toxic as the one in this post, this Financial Mechanic post looks back on their career and how it helped push them to leave. As a fellow mechanical engineer some parts of it definitely resonated with me.
Money with Katie takes a good look about how we feel about the economy recently. Similar to an earlier post I shared from Money with Katie a few months ago.
While I don’t agree with everything in this post, maybe because I never really bought into consumerism even before I started to save for retirement. But I liked this Money with Katie post.
Of Dollars and Data takes a look at one of my favorite topics with this blog, safe withdrawal rates.
That’s all for December. I feel like this month the posts liked were all over the place, with very little focus on any specific area. Anyway, I hope everyone has a good New Years!