What I’m Reading – Daily Links Feb 17

February 17, 2016 The Fire Guy No comments exist

I’ve been super busy with school lately & mid-terms have hit hard and fast this week. Luckily, I am done for a little while and by this time next week, I will be hanging out on a beach in Maui!

Since, there is an almost endless amount of information floating around in the internet, I am going to start a new feature where I provide a glimpse of some of my favorite reads around the cyber galaxy. For now, it probably won’t be weekly and I am going to try to steer clear of the personal financial blogosphere that I think most of us follow regularly. And come to think of it, it’s more of like a mix of articles, infographics, and youtube videos. Because I don’t know about you, but I love charts and I waste WAY too much time looking at mostly dumb and sometimes interesting youtube videos.

What I’m Reading – February 17, 2016 Edition:

  • A couples weeks ago, a friend on Facebook shared an article from Ricky Yean, a tech-start-up co-founder and silicon valley entrepreneur. He writes about why so few successful start-up founders grew up poor and how it boils down to something he calls, “mindset inequality.” Really great read and worth your time.
  • Go watch this Ted Talk from Adam Carroll on what happens when he played Monopoly with $10,000 REAL DOLLARS with his kids. Great piece on personal finance and teaching financial management to young ones.
  • I’m a huge sucker for anything that has to do with millennials and personal finance in the same sentence. PWC did a study on millennials & our supposed struggle with personal financial literacy. I always question the breadth and depth of these types of studies, but they are believable based on some of the comments around personal finance I have heard from friends in their 20’s. Interesting stuff.
  • If you’ve never ventured around Harvard Business Review, their site has some great stuff. I found an interesting perspective from Ray Sheen, who wrote about his daughters, “When our two daughters finished their high school studies, my wife and I made them a deal: we would pay for college, but first they each had to run their own business for at least a year.” Read more about it here.
  • Neat infographic on which home-renovation projects have the biggest ROI. It’s a story for another day, but we recently had about half our home’s floors redone and so I thought it was interesting.


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