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OK, I’ve written two monster posts over the past two weeks, one of which I felt was a personal best. The other covered an extremely complicated topic which required a lot of research and rewrites. Even with all the scrutiny, Grumpus Brotherus The Younger still had to catch a few mistakes in the first published version of my last article.
(Quick segue: For all you fresh faced bloggers out there, it turns out this blogging thing is a lot harder than it looks. Not only do you have to create awesome content, but you need to make it look appealing with stock photography; think up terribly witty [or plainly terrible] captions; hotlink references to your previous posts; and promote your persona and site on social media. Admittedly I cannot keep that pace of work up alone, so I am taking on some easier subjects and topics until I find a blogging assistant. I am interviewing for the job in case you are interested. You can submit your resume in the form of a 1000 word essay at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
All two avid readers of this blog may remember that I already wrote a post in which I reviewed three books, two booklets, and one chapter of a book. I billed them as the perfect combination of reading material to build one leg in that three-legged stool of Financial Independence (FI) knowledge. However, some of you may have been hoping that I would review a book written specifically for a Golden Albatross situation. But unless I wrote a book about the Golden Albatross, no book out there is going to address the situation by name since I made up the metaphor. Yet, during my FI educational journey, I’ve read a book that described the situation, just not in so many words. The book is Messages From Your Future: The Seven Rules for Financial, Personal and Professional Success by Larry Faulkner. My review is below. Enjoy …