Intro: The Pareto Principle Applied
Today I’m going to switch up my approach and instead of writing another guide, create a multi-part personal case study. Over the past decade and a half I’ve been fascinated by personal finance and investing and have read dozens (probably hundreds) of books, papers, and articles on the topic. I’ve also built up a pretty good nest egg.
That’s a lot of time spent, though—was it easily done? Not really. The vast majority of my results came from a few high-leverage decisions. The rest was instructive and enjoyable (for me), but your mileage may vary.