Financial independence books that changed our lives*

Friends’ books we wholeheartedly recommend*

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  • Not trying to sell anyone more stuff, but this is the one thing I find myself consistently recommending to friends — my favorite laptop-friendly travel backpack (and I have tried them all!): Gregory Compass 40

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    • I love the big guys as much as anybody, but want to give more exposure to some great blogs out there that aren’t exclusively the current A-listers. :-) Thanks for noticing!

  1. Awwww, thanks for adding me to this awesome blogroll.

    I’ve been feeling stuck in a major rut lately and thinking more and more about FIRE. Binge-reading your blog today :)

    • Of course! I’m so happy we met, and I love your stuff. And I just updated my best of page, if you want to spare yourself from reading the crap. Hahaha. ;-)

  2. I just stumbled on your blog. Very thought provoking! This may be off topic but, but how are you thinking about healthcare expenses through teach stage? This is my biggest fear at the moment as it has the potential to eat up a lot of our savings!

    Thank you!

  3. Fantastic list. The Millionaire Next Door was a big eye opener for me also. Finding the Retire by 40 blog introduced me to the PF community and blogging in general. I’m forever grateful for it. I’m also glad to see my friend the Luxe Strategist on here. I love reading about $60 t-shirts. Please don’t kill me Lux ;)

    • Hahahaah…. I’m so glad Lux is sharing her voice with all of us. SO important to see that you don’t have to be a miserly pennypincher to be financially successful. And yeah, I lend Millionaire Next Door out to EVERYONE. ;-)

  4. This is a great list of resources. My wife and I read “Millionaire Next Door” around 20 years ago… and last year retired at 43 and 45 years old by employing many of those lessons over the last 2 decades.

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