As a Personal Finance blogger, I love the diversity of view-points and topics that are around us and some of the content is really great. It helps me understand some of the big trends and make better decisions on my own journey to Financial Independence.
This month is a little different and I’ve selected for you 2 great articles & my 5 favorite podcast episodes this month.
The best job in the world
Becoming a parent is a tough job. I like to compare it to starting a new job, in an unknown industry, where the customer is extremely demanding and needs to be reassured every 2-3h, day and night, every day of the week. On top of that, there’s no formal training but there’s a ton of on-the-job training. It’s swim or sink. There’s also no quitting allowed and it doesn’t pay anything.
It sounds horrible, but it’s actually the best job I’ve ever had. Because beyond all this pain, it’s rewarding, meaningful and my actions have a huge and immediate impact on someone else’s well being. Maybe that’s the secret sauce to every great job.
It’s basically the opposite of screwing people over for a living, getting paid a 9M$ bonus for doing it, flying private jets and having 1000$ sushi diners with (yet to be screwed) clients. How rewarding is this kind of life? I don’t know, but you can read about how Goldman Sachs lost 1.2 billion dollars of Libya’s money and you’ll get a good idea.
I have published only 2 articles this month, but worry not, I have a great article series starting next week on what I’ve learned tracking my finances for the last 13 years.
Oh, I almost forgot. I also bought my ticket to Fincon17! It will be in Dallas next year, a couple hours drive from Houston, so I can’t not go! I’m incredibly excited to meet like minded people and finally put a face on all these anonymous bloggers, and them on me 🙂 I heard that Mr SSC, NorthernExpenditure, OurNextLife, Mr PIE and Tawcan are coming.
Who else is coming?
Now grab a cup of coffee and read on my selection of the most informative articles (and podcast) of September!
It’s been almost five years since planting my financial independence flag and I want to share with you some thoughts on how life has been since. Before neutering my day job income, I feared whether I was doing the right thing financially. What I realized is that the fear of running out of money in early retirement is completely overblown because we are adaptable and resourceful. Read More…
3Podcast Selection : The Investors Podcast – We Study Billionaires
I have discovered this podcast earlier this month and I love it! Stig and Preston read books related to billionaires lives and give a summary on a weekly basis. It’s been the most refreshing and insightful podcast I’ve listened to in a long time.
I’ve recently been looking forward to my morning and evening commutes, just to listen to the podcast. That’s when I know it’s good!
Below are my personal favorites so far (by order of preference):
- Alibaba and Jack Ma (web) – Podcast (iTunes) – TIP 099
- Billionaire Phil Knight & Nike (web) – Podcast (iTunes) – TIP 096
- Billionaire Tony Hsieh on Delivering happiness at Zappos (web) – Podcast (iTunes) – TIP 095
- Billionaire Carl Icahn (web) – Podcast (iTunes) – TIP 104
- Jesse Felder’s macro & micro views on the market (web) – Podcast (iTunes) – TIP 090
There is so much great content available online and offline, if you have read / watched / listened to some great content this month, please share in the comments below!