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Camp Mustache 4 Encore (And A Free Book!)
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Camp Mustache 4 Encore (And A Free Book!)

    We spent another Memorial Day weekend at the Rainbow Lodge in the bustling megalopolis of North Bend, WA. (Snarkasm! It's a lovely little town.) This was my second Camp Mustache, and they just keep getting better. Unlike last year's chilly rainy mosh pit, this year's Seattle-area weather was ...

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The 5 Best Personal Finance Books I’ve Read All Year
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The 5 Best Personal Finance Books I’ve Read All Year

I’m a voracious reader. I was that six-year-old kid you saw staggering out of the public library with a two-foot stack of books, and 50 years later I’m still doing it. Over the first 45 years of my life, I accumulated over 3000 paperbacks, which made me a fun guy to be around during military household goods moves. ...

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Book Review: “Smarter Faster Better” by Charles Duhigg
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Book Review: “Smarter Faster Better” by Charles Duhigg

I've been home from travel for almost four months, and I'm finally catching up on my reading. I still have a pile of books that I picked up from FinCon15 (six months ago!), and I'm steadily working my way through them. I'll probably finish just before FinCon16. But then (shameless name dropping) Charles Duhigg ...

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Book Review: “Work Rules!” By Googler Laszlo Bock
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Book Review: “Work Rules!” By Googler Laszlo Bock

When you're starting your bridge career after the military, "Work Rules!" can help you ask a few questions during your interviews. You'll be encouraged if the interviewer notes that their company is considering the book's ideas. You'll be disappointed if the interviewer has never heard of the book, and you'll use ...

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Book Review:  Energize Your Retirement (!)
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Book Review: Energize Your Retirement (!)

  One of the tropes of financial independence is the perpetual question about leaving the workforce: "But... but... but what will I do all day?!?" It's by far the most popular question. Oddly enough, it answers itself. When you're saving and investing, you're worried about decades of inflation and rising ...

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