Resources

 

 

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Here’s a list of some great personal finance resources–everything from bloggers, tools, articles, videos–all related to Financial Independence and Early Retirement in some way.

This is a list from my browser bookmarks that I collected over time, some great, some good (not in any particular order).  One day I’ll categorize and order the larger list of articles at the bottom.

I’m not affiliated with nor do I endorse any of the content found through the links below, this is strictly informational stuff.

Sometimes it’s just fun to checkout random sites since you never know what you’ll learn. 

Hope it’s useful to you…

Favorites:

  1. Mr. Money Mustache — Early Retirement through Badassity
  2. Mad Fientist – Financial Independence and Early Retirement
  3. Jlcollinsnh-The Simple Path to Wealth
  4. Rockstar Finance Blogger Directory
  5. Rockstar Forums
  6. MMM Forums
  7. Boglehead Forums
  8. Reddit Forums- Financial Independence

Good Start:

  1. Jlcollinsnh | Stock Series
  2. What if you only invested at market peaks?
  3. Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement
  4. How to Go from Middle-Class to Kickass | Mr. Money Mustache

Awesome Tools, Videos, & Calculators:

  1. When Can I Retire? | Networthify
  2. Stockchoker: figure out what you could’ve made on a past investment
  3. FIRECalc: A different kind of retirement calculator
  4. Global Stock Market Valuation Ratios (Shiller PE, CAPE, PB…)
  5. How the Economic Machine Works – Ray Dalio
  6. The Earth Awaits – Find Cities in Your Budget
  7. Find US City with Best Cost of Living Calculator
  8. An Interactive Guide to FIRE
  9. The Best Money Visualizations by HowMuch.net
  10. Retirement Planning Tool – Visual Calculator
  11. TurboTax® TaxCaster, Free Tax Calculator, Free Tax Refund Estimator
  12. Investment Calculator
  13. Future Value Calculator
  14. Financial Calculators from Dinkytown.net
  15. JLColins | Calculators, etc.
  16. Retirement Calculator
  17. S&P 500 Shiller PE Ratio
  18. Financial Independence Spreadsheet
  19. Fear & Greed Index – Investor Sentiment – CNNMoney

Tax Strategy:

  1. Tax-Loss Harvesting | MadFientist
  2. Tax-Gain Harvesting | Mad Fientist
  3. Never Pay Taxes Again – Go Curry Cracker!
  4. The Best And Worst States For Taxes In 2016 – Forbes
  5. Top 15 Least Tax-Friendly States for Retirees-Kiplinger
  6. Tax-efficient fund placement – Bogleheads
  7. Ways to Save on Taxes All Year Round-Kiplinger
  8. Did the IRS just give an extra $35k/yr of tax-free-growth saving space?

IRA/ROTH:

  1. Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA – The Best Choice for Early Retirement
  2. Retire Even Earlier Without Earning More or Spending Less
  3. The Ultimate Retirement Account
  4. Mega backdoor – Roth IRA vs Roth 401k – Bogleheads.org
  5. Mega Backdoor Roth: Convert Within Plan or Out to Roth IRA?
  6. Maintain A Roth IRA Contributions and Withdrawals Spreadsheet
  7. Climbing The Roth IRA Conversion Ladder To Fund Early Retirement | Root of Good
  8. Roth IRA Horse Race

 Travel Hacking & Blogs:

  1. Travel Miles 101 – Travel Miles 101: The quickest & easiest way to get started saving big with travel rewards points and miles..
  2. The Point Guys
  3. FlyerTalk
  4. Travel is Free
  5. Travel Card Ratings Tool
  6. Travel AwardHacker

Blogs, Forums, & Articles (some random bookmarks):

  1. F-You Money: John Goodman v. jlcollinsnh
  2. Predicting Stock Market Returns Using Shiller-CAPE And PB | Seeking Alpha
  3. Long Investment Time Horizons – The AlphaGlider Blog
  4. Variable percentage withdrawal – Bogleheads
  5. I Hope Pfau, Kitces, and Collins Know What the Hell They’re Talking About
  6. Kitces.com – Advancing Knowledge in Financial Planning
  7. Retirement Researcher
  8. ThinkSaveRetire.com – Think hard. Save fast. Retire early.
  9. Escaping to Freedom – Escaping to Freedom
  10. Forging You Into a More Prudent Spender
  11. Shortest Path to Financial Independence
  12. Are Bonds a Good Investment Now in 2016-2017? Additional Fed Rate Hikes Expected| Buy or Sell Bonds? – AdvisoryHQ
  13. Five Myths of Bond Investing – WSJ
  14. What Happens to Your Bond Fund When Interest Rates Rise – WSJ
  15. Enchumbao – True Happiness Fueled by Financial Independence
  16. Bruno’s Path to Financial Freedom –
  17. Millennial Revolution – Stop Working. Start Living.
  18. The Rise Of Stealth Wealth: Ways To Stay Invisible From Society If You Have Money | Financial Samurai
  19. SmartAsset.com
  20. Justin Colletti | Economics
  21. Insights & Ideas: Podcast | Charles Schwab
  22. dII_Su16_Diversification_021.png (PNG Image, 2851 × 3242 pixels) – Scaled (40%)
  23. Journal Portfolio Success Rates: Where to Draw the Line
  24. The Wash Sale Rule
  25. How to hold down any job | The Escape Artist
  26. Choosing the right index fund – Bogleheads.org
  27. The Escape Artist | You can escape to financial freedom…
  28. You can be too careful | The Escape Artist
  29. Understanding your money blueprint | The Escape Artist
  30. Bogleheads Investing Advice and Info
  31. Financial independence: How to get there
  32. » How I live on $7,000 per year Early Retirement Extreme: — a combination of simple living, anticonsumerism, DIY ethics, self-reliance, and applied capitalism
  33. Frugalwoods – Financial independence and simple living
  34. Investing Archives – Can I Retire Yet?
  35. Buying a Better Index Than the S&P 500 | InvestorPlace
  36. Reddit Investing
  37. Reddit personal finance
  38. Getting Started #3 – Eliminate Short-Termitis, the Bankruptcy Disease
  39. The Joy of Self Employment
  40. What to Do About This Scary Stock Market
  41. How Much is TOO MUCH in your 401(k)?
  42. Early 401k Distribution Options Including 72(t) – 401khelpcenter.com
  43. Early Retirement Lessons — My Money Blog
  44. Investing in REITs is 4% better than directly investing in real estate… : investing
  45. Root of Good | Retired 2 years ago at 33. Life is Good.
  46. Go Curry Cracker! – Spend Little, Save More, Travel the World. Go Curry Cracker!Go
  47. Premarket Stock Trading – CNNMoney
  48. On Investing | Charles Schwab
  49. Articles on mutual funds & exchange-traded funds (ETFs) | Charles Schwab
  50. Create Your Own U.S. Equity Portfolio
  51. 3 Ways To Avoid Going Off A Stock Market Cliff With The Buy-And-Hold Herd – Forbes
  52. The Trouble With Target Funds – Forbes
  53. Rent v. Owning Your Home, opportunity cost and running some numbers
  54. ETFs vs mutual funds – Bogleheads
  55. It Did Not Take 25 Years for the Stock Market to Recover from the Peak of the 1929 Crash
  56. Budgets Are Sexy | Where Personal Finance Nerds are Cool
  57. Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) Is A Fantastic Deal
  58. Manage Vested RSUs Like A Cash Bonus & Consider Selling
  59. Sell Your RSUs As Soon As They Vest
  60. Obamacare Makes Early Retirement Easier and More Secure | Root of Good
  61. Case Study #2: Joe — off to a fast start!
  62. Triple Value of Income

 

 

 

 

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