September 2015 Content Curation



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“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” —Winston Churchill


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.


The Real Estate Professional Tax Loophole – Diane Kennedy, CPA

Ripe for Disruption… (Part-1) – Peter Diamandis

PS: It’s Okay to Buy Stuff – Budgets are Sexy

The Certainty Equivalent – Jared Dillian (the 10th man)

Needed at the Fed: An Inverse Volcker – John Mauldin

The Golden Handcuffs – Fervent Finance

How We Saved Multi-Millions – Go Curry Cracker!

This next post is proof that if you play your cards right you can get your employer to cater to you and your needs. Like Mrs. ROG, I plan to negotiate a 4-day work week after I have been in the new role for a year. Well actually, I plan to ask for a 4- day work week and an additional week of vacation. My reason for waiting a year, is that it gets us past raise and bonus season, timing can be everything 🙂


The 12 Essential Lessons I Want to Share About Money & Life – Afford Anything

TRAFFIC AND INCOME REPORT – AUGUST 2015 – Pinch of Yum (Love these guys, their food, and everything they share)

Case Study #14: To Dream the Impossible Dream (and then realize it) – jlcollinsnh

It’s Always 1979 Somewhere – Jared Dillian (the 10th man)

Why Do You Work? – Jim Wang (Wallet Hacks).

Letter to My Wife – How our Finances Work – Million Dollar Journey (what a great idea)




You see a couple of the same books from last month because I started them and did not get a chance to finish them until this month.

The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg

The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be – Jack Canfield

The Rich Employee – James Altucher


This Is How You Become Financially Free – with Mike Dillard – The Mentee

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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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6 Responses

  1. Nice compendium. May I add a second (at least) vote for a several-word description of the content and what can be expected should I click through? Though I respect GYFG judgment, always, I also have to guard my time and the titles are not enough info.

    My own add, a twofer: This is a post from Scott Adams’ blog, with a link to Tim Ferriss’ podcast interviewing Adams. The discussion is wide-ranging, with focus on Adams’ book “How to Fail at Almost Everything, and Still Win Big.” Adams has been producing some widely-read blog posts regarding NLP, hypnosis, mood-and-performance, and the ‘Master Wizard Hypothesis’ for Donald Trump in particular, and his techniques for neutralizing criticism and competition. Ferriss and Adams are friends, so the conversation is unfiltered and I find that people are at their most interesting when speaking with a supportive and interested contemporary. Hope some may find this of interest.

    1. Thanks for the contribution JayCeezy.

      Yes, you are the second person requesting a little snippet to accompany the articles. You guys want me to work 🙂

      I totally get it, I will try my best to do this for the October Content Curation. It will be easier to do it as I place the link in my running list for the month (which I do as I read the content).


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