Friday Blog Roundup – 11/3/17

Howdy, y’all! Time for another edition of the Friday Blog Roundup. In this post, I’ll share some interesting personal finance articles that I came across during the past week. I’ll also highlight a new blog that I think is worth checking out.

So without further ado, let’s get this party started!


Personal Finance Blog Roundup

Earning extra income through a side hustle or independent contractor work is a great thing. Taxes on your earnings, on the other hand, can be a bit confusing. Financial Panther has your back and helps you Understand Your Side Hustle Taxes.

Blackjack, counting cards, and investing during retirement. Are they related? Mr. Groovy of Freedom is Groovy sees a parallel and elaborates in his article Counting Cards, Shiller PE Ratio, and Sequence of Returns Risk.

When it comes to asset location, most people think about whether they should hold certain investments in a tax-advantaged account or in a taxable account. But what about choosing between a tax-deferred account versus a tax-free account? The BigLaw Investor discusses Asset Location in Tax-Protected Space.

For all intents and purposes, it’s usually a good idea to be debt free when you’re near retirement. But does taking on new debt equal retirement suicide? Not necessarily. Fritz at The Retirement Manifesto explains Why We’re Taking On Debt to Move From Good to Great.

In a truly frightening post, Max Your Freedom talks about a recent article written by Suze Orman on MONEY. You Shouldn’t Retire Before 70.

Feel like you’re stuck in neutral but too afraid to put yourself into drive? Well, sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone if you want to affect any change in your life. Lindsay of Notorious D.E.B.T. agrees and thinks you should Do Stuff That Scares the Shit Out of You.

The math behind early retirement is shockingly simple. Or is it complicated? Simply complicated? Let’s let Early Retirement Now crunch some numbers and shed some light on The Shockingly Simple/Complicated/Random Math Behind Saving for Early Retirement.


New Blog Highlight

Foreign Born MD

What can I say? I’m a sucker for physician blogs. Foreign Born MD lives in Oregon with her stay-at-home husband and three kids. It seems as if the blog will cover, among other things, her “family’s financial journey (from $1000 to $2.5 million – and still using the same cast iron pan we carted all the way here!) and share helpful information about immigration issues for those who are now taking the same steps we once did.”

Here are a few posts that I thought were interesting:



Thanks for checking out this week’s installment of the Friday Blog Roundup. Until next time!


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6 thoughts on “Friday Blog Roundup – 11/3/17

  • November 3, 2017 at 11:40 am

    I really like Freedom is Groovy’s post 🙂 that was very interesting to see how all of those are related

    • November 4, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Yeah, I enjoyed his post as well. Definitely a different and interesting take on planning your investments based on some of the technical analyses out there. Thanks for stopping by!

  • November 3, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks for including me in your roundup. I’m honored. And I’m in such good company!

    • November 4, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      No problem, Mr. G. Thoroughly enjoyed your post.

  • November 4, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks for the roundup SRGO. You just made me discover Foreign Born MD. It’s pretty good blog.

    • November 4, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Ms99to1percent! Yeah, I’m a sucker for physician blogs. Plus I think she offers a bit of a unique perspective given her experience as a foreign medical grad and immigrant.

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