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Hey guys and gals. This page is dedicated to some products and/or services that I would recommend you take a look at! If interested, I think you all can derive great benefit from any/all of the products listed on this page.

(Disclaimer: Any purchases made from the link(s) below provide this blog with a small commission. That being said, I would NEVER recommend a product or service that I have not used personally or would not consider using in the future.)

 

 

Financial Tools:
 

 

I’m constantly checking my net worth and account balances by using Personal Capital‘s dashboard. You can connect nearly all of your financial accounts to this central location that tracks net worth, spending, cash balances, and much more.

 
 
 
 

Book List:
 


The Compound Effect – This book, while having a somewhat simple premise, is actually profound. Really stopping to absorb the fact that it really is the little things you do (or don’t do) daily that either move you toward or away from your goals is very powerful. Highly recommend checking this one out.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


I Will Teach You To Be Rich – This one still remains one of my absolute favorite personal finance books. Ramit has a great writing style that will appeal to many people and presents you with a structured, easy to implement system for your finances that will greatly benefit you if you heed his advice. I’ve read and re-read this one – great book.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance – Angela Duckworth really brings home this idea that talent takes a backseat to grit. Grit, as she describes it, is how persistent/persevering you are in pursuit of your goals. More of a psychology read but still very valuable.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich – Tim Ferriss is a very interesting character. The 4HWW is a great read about bucking the normal tradition and redesigning your lifestyle in order to pursue your passions. Being that this is a FIRE blog, I am all about lifestyle redesign in order to obtain freedom from the corporate rat race!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


The Boglehead’s Guide to Investing: Second Edition – Jack Bogle is a legend and may be one of the greatest advocates in history for the common investor. He started the Vanguard company and created the first index fund, which is a retirement fund that has dirt cheap fees and allows investors to keep more earnings in their pockets and out of the brokers’. This book was written by his disciples, who self-proclaim themselves as “Bogleheads”. In the book, the Boglehead’s discuss financial instruments, how to structure your portfolio for optimal gains with the least amount of risk, and much more. Extremely valuable information for the new and even experienced investors. You can also check out more about them at bogleheads.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 


A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-tested Strategy for Successful Investing – This book does a great job of explaining almost every single type of financial product that is available to the modern day investor, along with rationales about why you should or shouldn’t experiment with them. A long, in depth read, but well worth it. Burton Malkiel is yet another staunch supporter of good ole index investing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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