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Lifestyle Design

A collection of the best articles we’ve featured on Lifestyle Design.

Make It Hard to Lose

Jesse Cramer  |  The Best Interest

When you pay yourself first, you make it hard—impossible—to spend that money. As a result, wealth can’t avoid you. It has no choice. You’re removing the possibility of over-spending and ensuring the inevitability of long-term success.

Why Your Job Should Be Disposable (Even If You Love It)

Steven & Lauren  |  Trip of a Lifestyle

If you like what you do, that’s fantastic. But it’s also important not to let your job become your whole identity. What things might you try if you didn’t have to go to work for a few months — or…

7 Lessons From Our First Year as Semi-Retirees

Mrs. Flamingo  |  Money Flamingo

Life-planning is a continuous activity. It’s important to keep re-assessing and adjusting one’s path regularly, especially after reaching big goals or major life changes.

COVID Getting You Down? You Need A Midlife Gap Year [Podcast]

Kirk Chisholm, Barbara Friedberg, Megan Gorman  |  The Money Tree Investing Podcast

College students take a gap year, why can’t adults take a midlife gap year, too?  This week we interview Lisette Smith about the idea. 

7 Books That Make You a Better Human

Darius Foroux  |  DariusForoux.com

I’ve read hundreds of books in my life. But there are 7 that inspired me to be better. I can honestly say that I’ve changed my life and behavior for the better after reading these books.

21 Best Ted Talks On Personal Finance

Jon Dulin  |  Money Smart Guides

I love listening to Ted Talks. They help me to think about topics and issues in a different way because the speakers are so engaging and great at bringing forth new ideas. What I found blew my mind.