This week on @blueleaf we posted a number of articles which can be found in the weekly round-up below. One that particularly strikes me as compelling and meaningful is “The Dark Side Of Early Retirement” by Financial Samurai. It gives a number of reasons why retiring early may not be such a good, not to mention, safe idea. This is counter-intuitive, as early retirement is often seen as a goal for many successful people. Reading articles that help reorganize your goals and passions is at times more valuable that those that can help you get a quick financial edge.
Enjoy the weekly link round-up below.
What is Financial Independence? – Consumerism Commentary
The Dark Side Of Early Retirement – Financial Samurai
Average Income Not Always Relevant – Barel Karsan
Behind The Competative Advantage – Barel Karsan
5 Easy Tips For New Investors – Green Panda Treehouse
Why Can’t Europe Avoid Another Crisis? Why Can’t The U.S.? – Baseline Scenario
How To Use Options To Protect Your Profits – And Play For More – Money Morning
The Low-Risk Way To Ride The Rally – Motley Fool
Do REITs Belong In Your Portfolio? – Oblivious Investor
Washington Makes No Sense On Penny – Kiplinger
What If Long Term Capital Gains Were Taxed As Ordinary Income? – Bargaineering
Lessons From Japan’s Financial Disaster – Felix Salmon
Dividend Mutual Funds – PT Money
Cleaning Up Roth IRA Confusion – Get Rich Slowly
Explaining The Crisis With Dogma – NY Times
Have a great weekend!