Books I recommend*
- WORK OPTIONAL: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way by Tanja Hester (my book)
Visit my Bookshop.org storefront for many more recommendations, and support independent bookstores while you’re at it (or take my list to your library). I recommend books in a wide range of categories, from financial basics to books about the intersection of money and race, to instructive books about steps you can take to make the world better.
*Scroll down to the bottom of this page for info about these affiliate links. Because I have strong feelings about this, and you deserve to know the deal. ;-)
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- retire before dad
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*Here’s the deal with those book links…
…because I feel strongly about blogger transparency.
This blog, Our Next Life, is not monetized for a whole bunch of reasons. However, there are some large costs involved with operating the blog and newsletter that make this an expensive hobby, one that’s hard to justify on a retired budget. The books I recommend include affiliate links, and the revenue from them (around $.50 per book purchased) covers a small fraction of the out-of-pocket costs of providing ad-free, unsponsored content to you at no charge. My aim with the affiliate links is — absolute best case — to break even on out-of-pocket expenses, so that providing this content isn’t a money pit for us. But here’s my commitment: In any calendar year in which affiliate income fully covers the cost of web hosting, photo editing and email list maintenance (the latter is the biggest expense by far!), I will donate all earnings above and beyond expenses to charity directly or to our donor advised fund for charitable giving, for the remainder of that year. And of course I’m thrilled if you go check these books out at the library instead!
The required fine print: Though all links here have been updated to Bookshop.org, some old Amazon links remain on the site, and thus I must say we are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.