Interesting Stuff on the Web

Interesting stuff on the web is what I have read through out the week. I read a lot of articles and there is always a few that I feel is worth you reading. Often I have a different opinion than the articles I post on Interesting Stuff On The Web but they are all well written pieces. Here are the links. Enjoy !!

High fees and trailer commissions are going away, kicking and screaming/My Own Advisor “That’s not great news for financial firms in general. They want my money and some of them would LOVE to charge me high fees to own their products. No thank you. But what about you? Read on.”

Protect Your Early Retirement From Sequence of Returns Risk/Our Next LifeSo it looks like we might finally be getting that market correction we’ve all been expecting for a while. Or maybe we just saw a few random days of market flukiness. Or maybe it’s the start of the next recession. Or maybe it’s nothing. Or maybe the world is ending. Probably not, though. But maybe…”

18 Best Places to Travel in 2018/Conde Nast TravelerThere’s a phrase we like to use at Traveler to describe certain destinations: “It’s having a moment.” It comes up a lot—that near-impossible-to-pin-down, can’t-put-our-thumb-on-it logic as to why you should visit somewhere, now. We feel an urgent need to get to Antarctica; to visit the Azores before the crowds do; to discover a part of former Czechoslovakia the world has overlooked. Travel can be a meaningful way to be an ambassador. So do your part: These 18 editor-endorsed destinations are the best places to travel this year.”

Joined at the hip: The Macroeconomy and the Stock Mark/Early Retirement Now “This is a topic I wanted to cover for quite a while and I think this is the perfect time for it: I got a few posts lined up already dealing with the intersection of macroeconomics and (personal) finance. Of course, I can already hear one objection:”




Don’t wait for retirement to enjoy life !!


  1. As Caroline says, time to get social Steve. Twitter is actually pretty easy and allows you and others to promote your writing. Thanks for the list. I like the big picture trends in the macro economic article. They help to keep the day to day noise in perspective. Tom

    • Hi Tom, Yes Time for me to live in the 21st century. Twitter does look like fun. I agree ERN always has good information with his posts. I thought all the PF blogs I read this week where very informative and well written. Your article “Reflection on a market Correction” was very good.

      • Thanks for the kind words Steve. I just followed you on twitter. Now, I will say, I have to keep twitter off most of the day. It’s just too distracting for me. I set auto tweets of my posts through buffer, and share others content when I read it on their site. I will go into twitter a couple times a day and see whats going on and thank people for tweeting my stuff. Tom

        • Tom, you seem so sophisticated with all that stuff. I don’t even know what buffer is! I don’t get much traffic from twitter at all but then honestly I don’t think I get much traffic in general:) The two of you will have to keep reading!

          • Hey Caroline, I did sign up for Twitter finally and even put the app on my phone(might be a mistake) I can see how you can waste a lot of time on Twitter. I might be like Tom and limit my time to twice a day. But now I can see what Trump is Tweeting about ! Should be fun ! Thanks for the push. Steve

          • Caroline, I have been called a lot of things, but sophisticated is rarely one of them. I must say, if you come back and see this, that Mustard Seed Money has a nice “Blogging 101” page where Rob shares tips and tools. I have found it very useful. That is where I learned about buffer. It’s free and very easy. It’s like an automated pinning tool for Pinterest, but free. Tom

        • Thanks Tom, yes I finally signed up yesterday, I am still not sure how it all works but appreciate any advice you have. I will check out Buffer. Thanks

  2. I like twitter too! I think you joined it recently, glad you are on board. It’s my favourite “social media”

    As usual, I jump to the 18 best places to travel in 2018 post and sigh with all the pretty pictures!

    Any place in 2018 that you are planning to travel to yourself?

    • Hi GYM, Yes finally signed up for Twitter after procrastinating about it for months, it looks like fun !
      No major holidays plans for me this year, lots of small RV adventures around BC. We will go someplace sunny a few times in the fall and winter but just for a quick getaway. You must be getting excited for Mexico !

    • HI panda,
      My wife loves Pinterest and I have signed up for an account but that’s as far as I have taken it. When I have more time I will look into it or procrastinate for a few more months. I think Tom and GYM has had some success with Pinterest.

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