Last month I posted a discussion about the media I was consuming at that time. I have gotten some positive feedback on that entry so I decided that I would try to make this a monthly addition. In addition to sharing books, articles, and podcasts that some may not be aware of, it will help keep me honest and ensure that I continue to consume more and more information myself. Here is this month’s entry.
What am I reading?
I am currently reading The Millionaire Fastlane by M.J. DeMarco. I have found this book to be very fun and easy to read. The author starts by clearly distinguishing between those following traditional advice—those he calls Sidewalkers and Slow-Laners—and entrepreneurs or Fast-Laners. The writing is straight forward, the energy level is high, and the personal anecdotes are inspiring. This is a book that I can see myself reading multiple times. My kids are a little young for this one at the moment, but I can certainly see recommending this to them when they are a bit older.
What am I listening to?
Another favorite podcast that I am enjoying is Marriage, Kids & Money by Andy Hill. Andy has a TON of energy and that comes through the airwaves. It is hard to avoid the contagious effects of that energy. I enjoy this podcast as it is not solely focused on personal finance but also dives into topics geared toward improving your family life as well. I think that there is a strong balance between the topics while staying rooted in personal finance and I have gotten many great ideas from this one.
What am I watching?
As I write this in October, much of my television consumption is dominated by sports. The Major League Baseball Playoffs is in full swing and the NFL season is at a point where most teams have knocked the rust off and are playing some entertaining football. I really enjoy both sports and can watch pretty much any two teams playing. However, I am lucky in that my favorite baseball team made the playoffs and my favored football team is one that has a large national following so opportunity to watch both come regularly. With all the televised sports these days, I don’t have much time for other shows. It is looking very likely that my baseball team will be eliminated here shortly. So, my screen time may be opening up just a bit.