I know it sounds cliche, but how is it already December? Much of the Spring/Summer felt like it was going slow, but the last couple of months have been a blur. We just got through a 10-day span where we had a social commitment every day. By December 4th, we had finished our holiday parties for the year.
People are asking our kids about our holiday decorations and I’m thinking, “Is the Thanksgiving gravy in my fridge still good?” (Probably not.)
Any spare time has been spent trying to close out tasks for the end of the year. Some of them are financial such as investing in Coverdells, Roth IRAs, and 529 plans. Others are catching up on all the clutter that have swamped us.
Let’s get to the articles that cover financial independence:
- Tawcan’s Ten Tips for Millennials
Listicles (articles based on lists) are popular for a reason, but this one is full of more substance than most. It includes some of my favorite advice, “Think long-term.”
- Retire by 40 shares his November financial update
I’m a bit of a voyeur and I love looking at stuff like this. If you want to be financially independent one of the best steps is to track it like Joe does. Accountability for the win. This report has a unique spin because it has a new “Can Mrs. RB40 Retire?” section
I’m going to keep this short because I want to move on to writing a more substantive article for tomorrow or Wednesday. I’ve had something that I felt I needed to share for some time, but I’ve been scared to. It is a little out of character with regard to spending and financial independence. It’s time to come clean with it.
There’s a hint in this article, but don’t kill yourself trying to figure it out. It will likely only make sense after the fact. There are just too many dots to connect to get it.