The day after hump day- August 10, 2017

Hump day

Alas I missed another hump day, but yesterday was my 100th post, so I thought I would try my hand in showing others how to blog. I hope it was helpful.

I just realized it was August and can’t believe summer is on it’s way out. Hopefully some of you can catch the Solar Eclipse coming up Monday August 11th. They occur every 18 months but not necessarily in the US.. We will get a partial eclipse in Northern California and I may hop out of work to see it. ┬áJust make sure you have the right glasses!

Path of the Solar Eclipse

Hump day articles

Okay so now for my favorite articles of the week. There were a lot of good ones to choose from, so here is a small selection.

J. Money at Budges are Sexy has been having a run of amazing guest posts. This is one such post. It is about What Being Homeless Taught me About Money and Happiness. An interesting perspective from someone who has gone from rags to riches.

The Freedom is Groovy folks discussed how habits are the important thing in success in their post titled It’s the Culture Stupid. So if you are looking to make some real change in your life, start with simple habits and grow upon that.

As far as culture goes, how will you instill them into your children. Should you try and convince them FIRE is the way to go, or should they follow a traditional, secure life plan? Physician on Fire gets into it with Second Generation Fire.

Our friend the Mad Fientist discussed lessons from his first year of freedom. I love these post-retirement updates from bloggers. It goes to show you that 1) you are unlikely to be bored in retirement if you retire to something and 2) retirement sounds awesome.

While Mad Finitist is quite a famous retiree, If you want to learn of some other famous early retirees┬ácheck out My Money Wizard’s post. Did you know Warren Buffet was an actually on FIRE? He just happened into his current career and has continued working well past normal retirement age.


Finally, Josh Becker discusses Reconsidering the Merits of Slow Acquisition. In the world of immediacy it is a good idea to take time to complete something. In this case, it is home furnishings, but really this could be applied to anything.

So there you go my DDD enthusiasts. Thanks for continuing to follow my site and read these words. We are at post 101 with hopefully many more to come.

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I am a Dad and Doctor trying to find financial freedom by owning my dollars and debts. Helping dads with their finances so they can focus on the family.

2 thoughts on “The day after hump day- August 10, 2017

  • August 10, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Thanks for the feature, DDD!

    Rockstar Finance happened to pick up my 2nd Gen FIRE post today, too. As Ice Cube would say, Today Was a Good Day.


    • August 10, 2017 at 9:18 am

      I saw that. Kudos. One day I may hit Rockstar status too. For now I am just happy to be alive and publishing on the inter web.


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