Tightwad Gamer’s Favorite Resources

The purpose of this site is to help you play more and pay less. Additionally, if financial independence is something you’re interested in, I wanted to share some of our favorite resources.

I’m of the belief that financial independence is achievable with a determined mindset, in tandem with positive habits and a community filled with knowledge. I have been thrilled with how openly the FI community shares not only resources but personal stories.

I can’t outline the specific steps to help you achieve financial independence. Everyone’s circumstances and journey towards financial independence are different. I’m happy to share my experiences on our path to financial independence. I hope we can build community, share insights, and perhaps you’ll feel a bit inspired.

But, what if you’re eager and looking for more? Don’t want to Google Fu “top Financial Independence resources?” Look no further. Here’s a lot of our personal favorite blogs, books, and podcasts that cover the topic, along with a few others like minimalism. Each of these we’ve either found useful, were insightful, or were influential in guiding us along the way. Perhaps they’ll help catapult you along your own journey, wherever it takes you. 

Many of these blogs and books helped us see that financial independence is a realistic, achievable goal. A lot of people’s journeys are replicable. We’ve come to see that trying similar strategies are producing outcomes that are helping us achieve our financial goals. I hope you enjoy and adapt these in ways that work for you!

In no way is this list exhaustive, so keep perusing the interwebs if the curiosity bug has bitten you. Please share anything you find valuable with us, too! We continue to search for valuable sources of knowledge to soak up and glean wisdom. As I read things that I think are valuable or interesting, I’ll add them.

Blogs:

Mr. Money Mustache

Mad Fientist

Go Curry Cracker

JLCollinsNH

ModernFimily

FIRE Books:

Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin

Bogleheads Guide to Investing by Taylor Larimore, Barry Abrams et al.

The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins

Work Optional by Tanja Hester

Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley

Lifestyle Books:

Goodbye Things by Fumio Sasaki

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

The Nature Fix by Florence Williams

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Podcasts:

Choose FI

Afford Anything

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