April 2015 – Content Curation



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This monthly series is my attempt to curate the web for you. I probably consume more content than one person should, but I am kind of a knowledge junkie. I don’t just consume content for the sake of consumption. The goal is to always learn something, gain a new perspective, contribute to the conversation, and fuel the idea factory. Reading is exercise for the brain and just like the body, it needs plenty of it to stay healthy.

In any given month I try to read at least 3-5 books. I also have over 100 different blogs that I follow from my Feedly app. In addition to the books and the blogs, I also listen to about a dozen podcasts. And then there is always the unplanned material that I stumble across or that gets shared with me.

With that said here are the ones I thought were worth sharing. They only represent a small percentage of what I actually read, but if you have the time they are worth checking out.


‘Pick yourself’ and taking responsibility – Seth Godin

Are you feeling lucky? – Seth Godin

Demand higher standards – Seth Godin

At the break of dawn – Josh @ White Collar Freedom

Why I Negotiated For A Pay Cut – Eli @ The Currency of Time

If I Can’t Figure It Out In A Decade – Part 2 from Eli above

How Lending Club and Prosper Fit with Stocks and Bonds – From Simon at Lending Memo

How the Fifth Most Powerful Women Really Gets Home for Dinner – Early To Rise

How to Retire in Your 30’s – Go Curry Cracker

Your Internet Habits Shape Your Reality – Zen Habits

Life after Pimco: Mohamed El-Erian on economics, politics and his hope for a ‘Sputnik moment’ – OC Register

Quit Your Airline Bitching –  The 10th Man

Pascal’s Wager –  The 10th Man

What Happens When You Turn On Your Inner Addict? – James Altucher

Money lesson 1: Live within your means. There are two ways to do that. – Laura Vanderkam

Courage comes in surprising forms (like Chipotle) – Ramit Sethi (I will teach you to be rich)


Thomas Jefferson’s 11 Rules for a Great Life –  Early To Rise

An Addict’s Guide to Overcoming the Distraction Habit – Leo Babauta

Below you will find a 3-part series from Laura Vanderkam on money lessons she would like to pass on to her kids. Really worth the read if you have the time.

Money lesson 1: Live within your means. There are two ways to do that – Laura Vanderkam

Money lesson 2: The world doesn’t owe you anything – Laura Vanderkam

Money lesson 3: Money is a tool to build the life you want – Laura Vanderkam


The Art of Work; why the 10,000 hour rule is NOT TRUE with Jeff Goins – Entrepreneur On Fire

Awesome series on 6 stages of building a business from Fizzle.co:

Clarity: Stage 1 of 6 on the Small Business Roadmap (FS100)

Connection: Stage 2 of 6 on the Small Business Roadmap (FS101)

Planning: Stage 3 of 6 on the Small Business Roadmap (FS102)

Build: Stage 4 of 6 on the Small Business Roadmap (FS103)

Money: Stage 5 of 6 on the Small Business Roadmap (FS104)

Scale: Stage 6 of 6 on the Small Business Roadmap (FS105)


To be great U have to FIGHT!! You are 1000% in control of your work level – Gary Vaynerchuk


The One-Page Financial Plan – Carl Richards

Lower Your Taxes – BIG TIME! 2015 Edition: Wealth Building, Tax Reduction Secrets from an IRS Insider – Sandy Botkin

The Choose Yourself Guide To Wealth – James Altucher

– Gen Y Finance Guy

Gen Y Finance Guy

Hey, I’m Dom - the man behind the cartoon. You’ll notice that I sign off as "Gen Y Finance Guy" on all my posts, due to the fact that I write this blog anonymously (at least for now). I like to think of myself as the Chief Freedom Officer here of my little corner of the internet. In the real world, I’m a former 30-something C-Suite executive turned entrepreneur turned capital allocator. I am trying to humanize finance by sharing my own journey to Financial Freedom. I believe in total honesty and transparency. That is why before I ever started blogging, I decided that I would share all of my own financial stats. I do this not to brag, but instead to inspire motivate, and also to hold myself accountable. My goal is to be a beacon of hope, motivation, and inspiration, for you, the reader, by living life by example and sharing it all here on the blog. My sincere hope is that you will be able to learn from me - both from my successes and my failures! Read More



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  1. Again I fear the part of your blog where this is no longer part of your updates!
    Grateful while they’re still here though :).. Oh and surprised you aren’t getting more comments on this too haha

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