5 For Friday: The Best FIRE Links of the Week (12/01/17)

The 5 Best FIRE Links

Discipline Equals Freedom

Over at his site, Mr. 1500 references one of my favorite people. Jocko Willink, a former Navy SEAL commander, is a baaad mofo. This post concentrates on all the positive things that you can gain in your life if you properly apply discipline. Mr. 1500 readily admits that he’s not perfect (donuts are tempting) but squarely embraces discipline as a way of life.

My military background gives me a similar appreciation for discipline, despite the fact that I’m innately anti-authoritarian and rebellious. My posts Embace the Suck and How Not to be a Creampuff highlight my own philosophies and relationship with discipline.

The Home Stretch To-Do List

Tanja at ONL lays out here extremely thorough to-do list. It brings up some things I hadn’t thought of myself and it’s exciting to read about Tanja and Mark’s retirement in only a few days! This is great motivation to keep strong on this FI path.

Costco Costs More: A Cautionary Tale of Bulk Buying Gone Wrong

Justin at RootofGood put together an extremely thorough cost-breakdown of food shopping at various grocery stores. I was personally shocked (and appalled!) to find that Costco is not the cheapest way to get your groceries. Click the link above and find out where you should get your grub.

5 Awesome Things I Learned About Money in the 80s

This nostalgia-inducing guest post at Millenial Money Man brought back fond memories of Thundercats, slap bracelets, and gravity-defying hairstyles. In it, Misty hammers home the point that fads are garbage and keeping up with them typically involves going into debt.

The Main Types of Investment Risk Exposure To Be Aware Of

Sam at Financial Samurai is an ex-investment banker and fellow mist-maker. He gives a highly detailed and illustrative overview of the different levels of risk your investments may be exposed to. He incudes the use of leverage, which is a crucial point.

That’s All, Folks

That’s all I’ve got for you this week. Go forth and conquer the weekend as a slightly 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!