The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure.
Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:
Financial Independence will make your job better, they said. You’ll be working because you want to, we were told. Retire by 40 isn’t buying it (and neither am I). The Downside of Financial Independence.
Full Time Finance details the many places where it may or may not be a good idea. When Can You Self Insure?
Crispy Doc hosts a guest post from Gasem highlighting a different kind of independence. When combined with financial independence, families can also gain location independence with Home Schooling: Educational Independence. Based on the results, it worked very well for him and his family.
Location Independence will give us the ability to spend more time in places like Honduras, where we recently took part in a medical mission as a family. It was an eye-opening experience for my boys. Women Who Money ponders family and the less fortunate in How Can I Help My Children Understand Poverty?
I decided I wasn’t interested in going from full-time work to slamming on the brakes, hence my part-time schedule. Jillian of Montana Money Adventures touts the benefits of a smooth transition aligning your values, passion, and purpose in Flexible FIRE.
Financial Panther adds it all up in Opportunity Cost and My Wife’s $500,000 Dental Residency Program.
As the wealthy sometimes say, you’ve got to spend money to make money. What else do the wealthy say and do? From Passive Income MD, 7 Behaviors of the Wealthy (and How I Try to Copy Them).
One thing I’ve observed the wealthy do is to give generously. The Rich Fool feels that Charitable Giving Deserves a Place in Every Budget. I agree.
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If you enjoy Marriott or Hilton Hotels, you can easily score a few free nights in either or both of those chains.
And if you’ve got a small business, the 70,000 you see in red represents Aadvantage miles. You may recall that I flew my family of four to Honduras and back with 90,000 miles. Two of these cards (one new card for each spouse, NOT companion cards) would earn you 140,000 points. That would get a family of four to South America and back.
For more on my travel rewards strategies, visit my recent post on cards for people who love nearly free travel and money.