Welcome to new and old readers. Here’s a summary of the posts that I wrote which I personally think are the most useful.
Two useful tools to estimate how much money you need to become financially independent.
- What is your number? – a useful way to estimate your average cost of living over the course of a few weeks.
- The true cost of coffee addiction – in retrospect I should have used another title. Use this information in conjunction with the calculation above to estimate your retirement needs.
Economics and philosophy
Trite as it sounds it is important to think correctly as well.
- The economics of Robinson Crusoe – An economics course in less than an hour. If you read only one of these, read this one. Lots of financial mistakes can be avoided by understanding this one in depth.
- It’s only money – if that’s how you think, you need to read this 🙂
- What do you have to show for it – if I have remind myself of the usefulness of frugality, I just look at my bankbook.
- Anti consumerists can retire early from the rat race – If you don’t like to spend a lot, you don’t need to save as much either.
The sunscreen trilogy
Personal finance karaoke!
I look forward to another month. I am interested in knowing if there is anything in particular anyone wants me to discuss. Please leave a comment and tell me or send an email to “my first name” (hint: it’s five letters and begins with J) at earlyretirementextreme.com