Good Sunday morning (and afternoon for some of you on the East coast). I recently got a new job at work and am still adjusting to the new work load. Throw in a week long business trip and you get an inconsistent blog posting schedule – that’s why I’ve missed several posts these past couple of weeks, including last week’s Camp FIRE.
I didn’t want to miss another week, so today I’ve adopted a ‘better late than never‘ mentality. Now, with my excuses out of the way, let’s toss some gasoline on this flame and get the Camp FIRE burning!
Here are four posts I read this past week that stood out to me for one reason or another. I hope you get as much from reading these posts as I did. Feel free to add to the discussion in the comments section. And because this is a “round-up” post – PLEASE do leave a link back to one of your own recent posts, or to an article that you’ve enjoyed so that the rest of us can check it out!
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(Financial) “freedom lies in being bold.”
For the past few months I’ve been kicking around an idea that would definitely qualify as being big and bold. I’ve been thinking about it a lot, but have been hesitant to share it publicly because the goal actually kinda scares me a bit. Tonya from Budget and the Beach would probably call BS on that. In her recent post Being Bold, Tonya reminds us to ‘always approach life and experiences with a growth mindset. To get out there and be bold!‘ Good advice and a good post. Check if out.
Do you make more money than you realize?
In nearly every job I’ve had there has been a time when I felt like I wasn’t being paid enough – you’ve probably felt the same way. Derek from Life and My Finances had a recent post where he points out 6 Little Known Employee Benefits You Should Ask About. I loved this because when you understand what your TOTAL compensation package amounts to, suddenly you realize you’re worth a whole lot more to your employer than just your hourly rate or salary. Check out this post and if you’re not taking advantage of all the benefits your employer offers, then start doing so!
Location independence will do just fine (for now).
I read this post a while ago and loved it. I just reread it and still love it. Tyler from I Am The Future Me was preaching to the choir when he wrote I don’t need to be financially independent, just location independent. Yes! Most of us on the path to early retirement aren’t really after a traditional retirement, we’re after more freedom. If you’ve got a job that allows you to work from wherever and whenever, and still meets all of your financial obligations, isn’t that a high degree of freedom that most 9 to 5’s don’t offer? I think so. Read Tyler’s post and see if you agree.
Things that go bump in your life.
Mrs. BITA from over at Bayalis Is The Answer wants to know what scares you. Are your fears keeping you from reaching your goals? Are they debilitating?
In her post Fear Versus FIRE, Mrs. BITA makes a strong case that the pursuit of FIRE can help you overcome some of those fears. Can some of your fears actually drive you to achieve FIRE faster? Check out this great post and let Mrs. BITA know what you think.
I mentioned that goal I’ve got that scares me. All of today’s posts can, in some way, help me reach that goal and maybe even help me to share it publicly at some point.
What do you think of these four posts? Did you have your own favorite post of the week? If you’ve recently posted something good, please leave a link to it in the comment section so that we can all come check it out.
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