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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 neighborhood and thought I’d share them with you too in case they assist 🙂

One was searching for methods to attach with different like-minded folks within the house, one other was questioning if another 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 an enormous street 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 listing the recs folks shot over to me as effectively right here on the finish…

Whereas I’m at it, I’ll additionally level out that I’ve added a bunch of sources round this weblog too within the high menu bar, so remember to click on round there from time to time as I’m consistently including and re-organizing issues from the previous 14+ years 👍

Listed here are shortcuts to a few of them for those who’re studying this in electronic mail or RSS your self:

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

A bunch of nice meet up communities

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

  • Camp FI — in-person retreats that “fosters real relationships throughout the FI neighborhood that encourage us to reside financially impartial and blissful lives.”
  • FIREList: Meetups — an inventory of FIRE meetups from California to Colorado to Massachusetts and in between
  • Select FI Group — 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 be aware from my good friend that spurred this: “I’m planning an epic street journey earlier than I flip 35 and my husband turns 40. Enthusiastic about 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 start out recording our lives as an alternative of simply by pictures.”

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

Websites which have streaming RSS feeds

A blogger good friend 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 revealed across the neighborhood would present up in *actual time* and “stream” down a predominant 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 somewhat bit and was fairly shocked to see that it nonetheless does! Right here’s a bunch of websites doing this round our house for those who discovered this characteristic useful too:


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

It’s along with the Plutus Basis – our neighborhood org. – and the hope is to advertise extra bloggers’ content material alongside the good predominant road articles that Apex tends to share. Ought to be a enjoyable new method 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 beneficial accounting software program from enterprise homeowners in our neighborhood:

I ‘d been utilizing – and really a lot having fun with! – an organization known as Outright that bought 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 under have been the primary ones that got here up so as of how many individuals beneficial them.

  • Wave — “Easy bookkeeping and fee options for small enterprise homeowners” (FREE to make use of their accounting/invoicing system – Prices $$$ for those who settle for funds or do payroll by them. This was by far probably the most raved about firm from my mates, and in addition seems to be SUPER simple to make use of – identical to Outright was.)
  • QuickBooks — “Instruments to assist your corporation thrive: auto-track revenue and bills, pay staff and contractors, at all times know the place you stand.” ($12.50-$90/mo. Rather more strong than Wave and others on the market it seems to be like, but in addition perhaps overkill for those who simply want one thing easy?)
  • Xero — “On-line accounting software program for your corporation 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 over time and consider they’re one other extra *strong* one)
  • Freshbooks — “A most popular invoicing and accounting software program for over 30 million customers, small enterprise homeowners, and accountants worldwide.” (30 day free trial, then $4.50-15+/mo. This one seems to be like a beefed up Wave off first look, and I’ve additionally heard about them greater than any others up there over time in order that in all probability 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 start out testing with Wave first as a result of every part I want 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 observe every part in a spreadsheet… One thing I did for the primary half of my running a blog profession and does work, however I could have gotten too spoiled by automation and fairly reporting now to return 😂

UPDATE: Simply bought this be aware 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 somewhat assist (push) from you a few years in the past and have been doing amazingly. It’s simply my spouse and I and I like it. I’d be blissful that will help you out or anybody else you may assume wants one thing. I’ve over 20 years within the accounting trade 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 perfect resolution I’ve made professionally for myself and my household. Let me know for those who’d like to speak or if I could be of any help.” In the event you’re , shoot me a be aware and I’ll ahead it over for you 👍

Hope this helps! And due to everybody for hooking me up!

See ya again right here on Monday,

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

PPS: How are these Monday and Thursday postings feeling to you guys? It’s actually bizarre solely doing two every week and appears like the alternative of hustling, haha, however it’s additionally conserving me good and calm and letting me breathe all through the week so it does appear to be working not less than on this finish 🙂 I’ll hold monitoring it and see if we have to alter, however simply needed to examine in with y’all too and gauge ideas. Thanks!

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