Reset: How to Restart Your Life and Get F.U. Money: The Unconventional Early Retirement Plan for Midlife Careerists Who Want to Be Happy
However one I found of very little actionable use in my own life.
The financial section the author seems to build up to with some glee was the closest to interesting in a novel way, but not being in the position to have either a) a £100K 'stash' or b) the mental disarray to somehow spend £600 a month on frivolity, this still felt quite useless in my case.
The details on 'FIRE' and just precisely how to invest were the mos ...more
Location 361 You may not have this mythical willpower: no one does. But you are capable of taking small actions, which, over time, become routines and get stuff done.
Location 405 As Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics, said: “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle ...more
What I got was so much more , akin to Tim Ferriss’ The 4 Hour Work Week providing an end to end guide not just on the mechanics and demystification of the stock markets and index funds ( which will allow you to retire far sooner than you could imagine ) , but how to reset every aspect ...more
Easy to read, this is a curation of interesting facts, with lots of pointers to useful links for further reading. It is a good introduction to FIRE, providing guidance to sort out your finances, including pensions, savings and other investments. There's also an interesting section on how to declutter your mind and your home.
Not all of the suggestions will be usefu ...more
This book is so much valuable information, works as a guide to pretty much manual instruction change in your life. It has proper holistic approach to main issues in life and tackles more than just finance. Additional information and resources referring to create a deep pool of information and data being to get more knowledge from. I left it on my table to read, re-read and follow.
If you are looking for answers to vital questions, then this is the book for you. But I warn you: You must be a good person! Otherwise, go away!
"There is no such thing as willpower or superheroes. Just action and inaction. You are capable of taking small actions, which, over time, become routines and get stuff done."
I was lucky enough to get to know the author three years ago. And I was one of the happiest beta readers who rec ...more
It’s ideal for midlifers who are at the “what next?” or “is this it?” part of their lives.
The two best parts of the book are the first chapters on getting your focus and the budgeting and investment parts, which - although credited thinking from others - is very well explained.
Finally, though a minor point, it’s nice to read this kind of book with a British frame of reference. This area ...more
I want to read this again in ten years, and again ten years after that. I think by that point I'll get a lot more out of it. ...more
A very good read if you are a follower of the FIRE movement and plan on retiring before 60. A lot of good advice on saving, investing and general advice on good financial hi-gene
My main issues surround the structure and financial advice elements. Regarding the former, chapters are full of rambling waffle and the advice given is more just personal anecdotes - over concrete steps that the initiated can take. Many who read this are likely to be very new to the idea of “going it on your own” and would probably e ...more
There's an irony in there being lots of advice about innovating and being different from the crowd, and yet the advice being the same as you get from any FIRE blog - c ...more
Personally I found this book a bit frustrating as I am already quite frugal, and a lot of it was just recommending other people's bo ...more
Fantastic U.K. focused financial independence book packed full of useful information.
This book contains all the hints and tips you need to set you off on your FI journey including decluttering, saving, and investing.
I would recommend this to any in the U.K. WITH AN INTEREST IN financial independence but who aren’t too sure where to start. By the 50% mark in this book I had already fixed my budget, began paying down my cards and started looking in to investme ...more
This book includes financial advice even though the author is not qualified or regulated. We are not talking about ‘save more’ type of advice but lists of funds you should invest in. How to move final salary pensions even if the adviser tells you not to.
Whilst he covers his own **** by saying he isn’t an adviser he then goes on to make recommendations.
Can’t believe stuff like this is written. As a financial adviser who is qualified to talk about these things I rec ...more
Changing your life requires determination and dedication to a new vision you have, and this guy has all of the above. Beginning with his personal reasons for changing his life and by doing this is changing his family tree.
Starting with a few quotes, David shows why he has 'gone digital'.
One of the most interesting and booking aspects forbid book is his take on financial independence. The FIRE movement, as it is known elsewhere in the Engl ...more
David Sawyer FCIPR (45) is a United Nations award-winning PR man and 2:40 marathoner. RESET: How to Restart Your Life and Get F.U. Money is his first book. Sawyer is not a guru. He's a middle-aged family guy who woke up one day wondering "is there another way?" Six years later, the result is RESET – “the unconventional early retirement guide for midlife professionals who want to be happy” – that w...more