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A Bunch of Nice $$$ Sources ✨ (Fireplace Meetups, Curation Websites, #VanLife, Extra)


Been serving to just a few readers discover some issues across the group and thought I’d share them with you too in case they assist 🙂

One was searching for methods to attach with different like-minded individuals within the house, one other was questioning if some other websites on the market stream RSS feeds like we did again within the Rockstar Finance days, after which one other’s about to go out on a large highway journey so I shot her a bunch of nice articles round #VanLife to assist encourage her.

I additionally wanted some assist myself for good bookkeeping companies on the market as mine is shutting down, so I’ll checklist the recs individuals shot over to me as properly right here on the finish…

Whereas I’m at it, I’ll additionally level out that I’ve added a bunch of assets round this weblog too within the prime menu bar, so you’ll want to click on round there once in a while as I’m continuously including and re-organizing issues from the previous 14+ years 👍

Listed below are shortcuts to a few of them when you’re studying this in e mail or RSS your self:

Alright, now onto some useful hyperlinks for whoever else would possibly want them!

A bunch of nice meet up communities

For these trying to join each on-line, and off, to different like-minded individuals in our house:

  • Camp FI — in-person retreats that “fosters real relationships throughout the FI group that encourage us to reside financially impartial and completely happy lives.”
  • FIREList: Meetups — an inventory of FIRE meetups from California to Colorado to Massachusetts and in between
  • Select FI Neighborhood — host to each on-line and in-person native FIRE meetups
  • Mr. Cash Mustache Boards / Meetups — host to each on-line and in-person native “Mustachian” meetups

Inspiring articles round journey and #VanLife

Right here was the word from my buddy that spurred this: “I’m planning an epic highway journey earlier than I flip 35 and my husband turns 40. Interested by renting a campervan and simply driving round from nationwide park to nationwide park. Hopefully, I’ll have the braveness to doc this journey and switch it into mini household vlog. I really feel prefer it’s higher to begin recording our lives as a substitute of simply by way of pictures.”

I agree!! By no means know what alternatives can come from documenting issues – I absolutely didn’t know it could go on to grow to be a brand new profession for me! 🙂 I despatched her a bunch of hyperlinks round this (journey, not documenting), in hopes it could encourage her. That first one is fairly epic and an incredible total weblog too:

Websites which have streaming RSS feeds

A blogger buddy was reminiscing about our outdated “Feeds” web page we had at Rockstar Finance again within the day, the place alllllll new weblog posts that have been printed across the group would present up in *actual time* and “stream” down a principal web page so you possibly can see all new stuff because it comes out, and he was saying he wished one thing like that also existed.

I poked round a bit of bit and was fairly shocked to see that it nonetheless does! Right here’s a bunch of websites doing this round our house when you discovered this function useful too:


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Additionally one thing enjoyable to report right here: I’ll be becoming a member of the crew of curators over at Apex Cash beginning subsequent week serving to them discover and share extra nice articles within the house 🙂

It’s at the side of the Plutus Basis – our group org. – and the hope is to advertise extra bloggers’ content material alongside the good principal avenue articles that Apex tends to share. Ought to be a enjoyable new solution to unfold eyeballs round extra on the great things on the market! Hold your eyes open for it!

Lastly, right here’s a bunch of really useful accounting software program from enterprise house owners in our group:

I ‘d been utilizing – and really a lot having fun with! – an organization referred to as Outright that acquired purchased out by Go Daddy just a few years in the past, however sadly they introduced they’re shutting it down this month so it’s time to search for one thing new. I hit up all my social channels for some good recs, and beneath have been the primary ones that got here up so as of how many individuals really useful them.

  • Wave — “Easy bookkeeping and fee options for small enterprise house owners” (FREE to make use of their accounting/invoicing system – Prices $$$ when you settle for funds or do payroll by way of them. This was by far essentially the most raved about firm from my buddies, and likewise appears to be like SUPER simple to make use of – identical to Outright was.)
  • QuickBooks — “Instruments to assist your online business thrive: auto-track earnings and bills, pay workers and contractors, all the time know the place you stand.” ($12.50-$90/mo. Way more strong than Wave and others on the market it appears to be like like, but additionally possibly overkill when you simply want one thing easy?)
  • Xero — “On-line accounting software program for your online business that connects you to your financial institution, accountant, bookkeeper, and different enterprise apps.” (30 day free trial, then $12-$65/mo. I’ve heard good issues about them through the years and imagine they’re one other extra *strong* one)
  • Freshbooks — “A most well-liked invoicing and accounting software program for over 30 million customers, small enterprise house owners, and accountants worldwide.” (30 day free trial, then $4.50-15+/mo. This one appears to be like like a beefed up Wave off first look, and I’ve additionally heard about them greater than any others up there through the years in order that most likely says one thing!)
  • *NEW* Zipbooks — “Easy accounting software program that makes you even smarter.” (Free – $30+/mo. Submitted by Rachel D. – “Like Wave, their free model is fairly usable, however you possibly can settle for funds with out a subscription! Primary subscription is $15./mo they usually associate with Gusto for payroll.”

I’m going to begin testing with Wave first as a result of every part I would like is FREE there (!) and so many individuals raved about them, after which if that doesn’t work out I’ll transfer to Freshbooks after which after that simply go old fashioned once more if wanted and monitor every part in a spreadsheet… One thing I did for the primary half of my running a blog profession and does work, however I’ll have gotten too spoiled by automation and fairly reporting now to return 😂

UPDATE: Simply acquired this word from a reader too if anybody’s : “Hey J. Cash – I began a bookkeeping enterprise 6 years in the past after leaving the company world – with a bit of assist (push) from you a few years in the past and have been doing amazingly. It’s simply my spouse and I and I find it irresistible. I’d be completely happy that will help you out or anybody else you would possibly suppose wants one thing. I’ve over 20 years within the accounting business reaching the CFO of a $100MM firm. Determined years in the past to get out of the company world and away from the BS that it brings and it was the very best resolution I’ve made professionally for myself and my household. Let me know when you’d like to speak or if I may be of any help.” When you’re , shoot me a word and I’ll ahead it over for you 👍

Hope this helps! And because of everybody for hooking me up!

See ya again right here on Monday,

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PS: When you’re a fan of one thing we missed right here, let me know and I’ll add it to the checklist!

PPS: How are these Monday and Thursday postings feeling to you guys? It’s actually bizarre solely doing two per week and seems like the other of hustling, haha, nevertheless it’s additionally retaining me good and calm and letting me breathe all through the week so it does appear to be working at the very least on this finish 🙂 I’ll hold monitoring it and see if we have to regulate, however simply wished to test in with y’all too and gauge ideas. Thanks!

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