5 For Friday (5FF): The Best FIRE Links of the Week (1/5/18)

5FF: The 5 Best FIRE Links

When To Take Social Security – A Pro/Con

Jim at White Coat Investor put together a great post covering a somewhat contentious subject in personal finance: when to start taking Social Security benefits. While I’m not bullish about the prospects of receiving Social Security, it’s good to think about what you’ll decide to do if it’s still a good option when you get older. This post is LOADED with information.

Five Frugal Things We’ve Done This Fortnight

Lee at Homely Economics gives us a post that’s quick and to the point. In this post, she outlines various things she did to save money. It’s a quick read but is great for stoking some ideas for you to also be frugal. Frugality is a habit!

Our Surprisingly Lazy (and Free) Money Management System

Lisa at Mad Money Monster outlines nicely something that is crucial to FIRE: automation! The less you have to think about paying your bills, saving, and investing, the more likely you are to stick to your goals. Check this great post out!

Northern California and Southern Oregon Coast Road Trip

J at Millenial Boss highlights her recent trip through Northern California and Southern Oregon. She shares loads of gorgeous photos of her trip and highlights some charming places to visit. I’m inspired to take this trip in the near future!

Military Dollar offers a fresh new take on the traditional three-legged stool retirement concept. While the five-legged platform is not going to win any design awards, it’s far more effective and relevant to the modern era. I especially like the idea of building more support legs.

That’s All, Folks!

That’s all I’ve got for you this week. Go forth and conquer next week as a wiser version of yourself!

Which post(s) resonated with you most this week? Is there a post that you loved that you think I should check out? Let me know!