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You should spend money according to your values and priorities. The same is true of your time. This week my time needs to be spent on priorities that aren’t this website. Namely:

  • studying for my certified financial planner tests
  • taking a business planning seminar
  • volunteering
  • travelling

With these commitments there isn’t a lot of time for other things, such as this website. So for this week and next, instead of my usual article, I’m going to share with you some of my favourite online and print resources, and Winnipeg businesses and non-profits.

Online Resources

Raptitude
A blog full of thoughtful, quality writing about mindfulness and how to best live your life.

Mr. Money Mustache
A blog and forums for those interested in financial independence and self-sufficiency, among many other things.

Simple Living Forums
A friendly community for those interested in the voluntary simplicity movement. I’ve been interested in simple living as long as I can remember. In 2003 I discovered the forums and the inspirational people there.

Financial Integrity Program
This program is based on the topics covered in the book Your Money or Your Life. There are tons of free downloadable resources on that website, and I have a few of my own here. I’m an FI mentor and would be happy to talk to you about the program at any time. 

Canadian Couch Potato
Detailed, specific investment advice for Canadians. This is the ultimate investing resource, in my opinion.

Books

Your Money or Your Life, by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
For life changing books, this is the one I recommend to everyone.You should read it.

Playing Big, by Tara Mohr
If you are feeling stuck in your life and career, this book is a great choice.

Authors

Martha Beck
She has many books now. I’ve read most of them. For general life advice, I really enjoyed The Joy Diet. But you can’t go wrong with reading any of them. Even if you don’t need life or career advice, I think her writing style alone makes them well worth reading.

Barbara Sher
As someone who fits the “scanner” personality-type that Sher suggests, Refuse to Choose, made me feel vindicated that I wasn’t just a flaky commitmentphobe.

These are the websites and books that immediately come to mind. There are lots of other good ones, and I’m sure this list will be a work in progress. Do you have a resource that I should check out and add to my list? Let me know. 

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