Weekend Reading – bye bye work edition

I’m saying bye bye to work for 2 weeks as Mrs. T, Baby T, and I are heading to Japan! I’m particularly excited about this trip because it will be Mrs. T and Baby T’s first time in Japan. It’ll be interesting to see how they react to this orderly chaotic country. For me, this will be a much needed break. Since returning from our month long Danish trip in July, I have been waking up at the unholy hour of 5 AM just so I can get into the office for the 6 AM conference calls (calls used to be at 6:30 AM but now they got moved to 6 AM). Typically I would have 2 or 3 calls back to back. Before I know it, it would be 11 AM and I would be ready for a nap. Luckily I’ve been able to leave work earlier to spend have some hygge with Mrs. T while Baby T naps. Then I get to wake up Baby T and spend time playing with him. I wasn’t able to do that in the past when I would get home around 6 PM. Having said all that, the super early crazy work schedule has only enforced my belief that reaching financial independence is the way to go as it will allow us to have more options and freedom, rather than tied to our jobs because we need the income.

Enjoy the following articles and have a great weekend! I’ll be away for 2 weeks but I have scheduled a few articles to be published, so check back later.

Boomer & Echo shared an inspiring story of The Travelling Boomer. He is traveling around the world after reaching early retirement.

DivHut explained How Do You Invest When You Don’t Have Much Money? I thought he provided some great insights.

Young at Young & Thrifty explained The Commonalities Between Physical Fitness and Personal Finance. It doesn’t really surprise me that there are so many commonalities between the two.

The Passive Income Earner explained his Dividend Stock Selection Process.

The Escape Artist shared 10 Baby Steps For Future Millionaires. Great tips!

No More Waffle explained how to Double Dipping Through Dividend Growth Investing. Double tipping should be a big no no when it comes to food, but when it comes to dividend investing, I love it. 🙂

J. Money shared a brilliant piece called A Different Way to Think About Money. Bravo!

Jason explained why he loves dividend, because The Predictability And Practicality Of Dividends.

Mrs. Frugalwoods always has excellent articles. I particular enjoyed her piece on Guilt Is A Wasted Emotion.

Barry shared 5 Things People Forget to Budget For. Budgeting for these items will make sure you don’t end up spending more than you earn.

Mark shared an excellent early retiree story called Save like this, retire like that – My story about early retirement in style  which I found very inspiring to read.

Dividend Growth Investor asks Is time spent learning dividend investing worth it?

Mr. Money Mustache explained that the best part about early retirement isn’t leisure – it’s freedom. 

Thanks for reading everyone!

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  • Reply
    September 11, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Thank you for the DivHut mention. Always appreciate it. Have fun in Japan. Love the pic of Shibuya. I was just there last summer and had an awesome time. Kyoto and Tokyo. Look forward to your return. Enjoy!

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    Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank
    September 11, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Have fun Taw in Japan! I look forward to your post about your trip to Japan.

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    M from There's Value
    September 11, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Trying not to be jealous! We’re planning a trip to Japan in 2020, hopefully we’ll get some Olympics tickets, but that’s not the reason we’re going then, so they’ll be a bonus if we do.

    I hope you share lots of photos with us when you get back, have a great time!

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    September 12, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Good to hear that you are getting a break from the crazy work schedule. Have a great vacation in Japan. Looking forward to some pictures and a post in the coming weeks.


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    Steve Miller
    September 12, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Thanks for sending me down a rabbit hole this morning, I couldn’t stop reading the articles you suggested! Nice set of articles.

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    My Own Advisor
    September 13, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Thanks for the mention and enjoy Japan with family!

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    J. Money
    September 13, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Thanks for the shout! HAVE FUN OUT THERE!!!!!

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    September 14, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Wishing you and your family a fabulous trip, Tawcan!

    I will be visiting Japan for the first time next year, only it’ll be a very different trip from yours.

    Enjoy and thanks for those great links to check out.

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