So after years of it coming to my door I just got my renewal notice for my Moneysense magazine subscription and I cancelled it. Pardon!?!
It occurred to me I had kept the subscription up because I thought I liked the magazine still. Yet when I thought back to the last issue I realized I only skimmed the vast majority of the magazine. This isn’t a slight against a the magazine as it did provide me with a lot of education over the years, but now I’ve realized I’ve out grown it.
I’m sure anyone who has read on a particular topic for a while is familiar with this problem. You start reading a particular set of information sources until one day you realize you actually already know the majority of what is in the information source. In a nut shell, you have ceased to learn anything more from that source. I’m at that point with Moneysense magazine and actually several of the blogs that I used to enjoy reading. In some regards I feel like I’m eating fish from these sources when in fact I know how to get my own fish now so it seem sort of pointless to continue reading. Except perhaps for the ones I just find entertaining regardless.
But Tim, don’t you produce some ‘fish content‘ as well? Hell yes I do. Why? I understand not every comes to this blog at the same reading level, some of you need some of the basics which does result in ‘fish content‘. I don’t mind doing this some of the time as long as I don’t feel like I’m repeating myself endlessly. I also still try out new things and share those experiences with you.
So goodbye Moneysenese, I’ve enjoyed you over the years but it is time to move on. So what have you stopped reading as you have moved along your path to financial independence? What did you start reading?