July 2015 Content Curation



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“The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means.” – Sir Henry Taylor


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 (now down to 50 as I simplify) 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.


How To Win The Day – James Altucher

10 Things The Aliens Forgot To Tell Us When They Left Us Here – James Altucher

“It Could Never Happen Here” – Jared Dillian (The 10th Man)

The End of the Ends of the World – Jared Dillian (The 10th Man)

The Biggest Trade Ever (No Exaggeration) – Jared Dillian (The 10th Man)

Why the Stock Market May Be Overvalued, in 10 Charts – Jimmy Atkinson

Pay Off Mortgage Early Or Invest- The Complete Guide – Financial Mentor

How I Paid off $46,500 of Student Loans in 2 years – Even Steven on Budgets are Sexy

Investment Plan Island Interview with….. Mr 1500! – Mr. 1500 on Islands of Investing

How to Put Purpose Back in Your Life – Early to Rise

3 Easy Ways to Save More for Retirement – Early to Rise

The Plan of Action – Markus Frind

Small Companies & Google Adsense is the future – Markus Frind

Adsense Breakdown – Markus Frind

The Biggest Secret of Investing – Porter Stansberry

What I learned when I gave up the 9 to 5 – Medium

How I went from underemployed waitress to the top 1% of millennials in 3 months – Medium

What’s It Like Driving For Uber? Mixed Emotions Of Hope And Sadness – Financial Samurai

Passive Income Update For Financial Freedom 2016 – Financial Samurai

Are the alternatives to early retirement just an ‘easy way out’? – Islands of Investing

The Top Ten Ways Millennials Are Shaping Healthcare – Michael Sepke

Monster List! 66 Ways To Make Money Online – I Need Money ASAP




The One Thing – Gary Keller

The End of Jobs – Taylor Pearson

DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online – Russell Brunson

Reviving the American Dream in Southern California: How to Purchase a Home & Pay It Off in 5 Years – Lloyd Mize

The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life – Dave Asprey

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7 Responses

  1. Hey GYFG,

    What a great looking list of content, and I’m very grateful to be included among some of those articles!

    It’s hard keeping on top of everything I’d like to read and to narrow down my focus, so I love that you’ve taken the time to refine a quality reading list – thanks!



    1. It was my pleasure to include a piece from you Jason. Totally agree, that there is so much content out there, and it’s like trying to drink water for a fire hose.


  2. GYFG,

    I’m with Jason above, thanks for refining a list that’s full of great content! It’s challenging to filter through what I want to read, I feel like sometimes there’s never enough time in the day to learn everything I’d like to. Kudos to you for having a curiosity and never ending capacity to always learn! It always saddens me when people feel complacent enough to start learning. Now I will get started on this list! 🙂

    1. I am totally with you Alyssa. The day you stop learning is the day you stop moving forward.

      Hope you enjoy some of the content.


  3. Nice roundup! That’s awesome you do a lot of reading. I’ve been reading a lot of library books lately so I haven’t been doing as much online reading as I’d like. But I’ll get back to it soon.

    1. I need to get back to the library. It has probably been 4 years since I have set foot in the library. It’s just so easy to go to Amazon and have books shipped to my door step.

      What are you currently reading? Any recommendations?

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