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Jakcorb

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Recommendations for French Mustachians
« on: June 10, 2015, 03:05:59 PM »
Hi Folks,

I'm fairly new to the early retirement/financial independence scene, but I'm hooked.
One of my more recent life goals is to master the French language. I believe that it's easier to learn a new language if you actually read about stuff that interests you.
And since I can't seem to stop reading about FI, investing and frugal lifestyles, I was wondering whether some of you guys have some recommendations for French spoken blogs about our beloved topic?

Much apreciado...

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Re: Recommendations for French Mustachians
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2015, 03:31:41 PM »
Welcome to a fellow Yellowknifer!

Although French is (one of) my mother tongues, I do not follow any French language blog so I cannot recommend anything. If you are starting with learning French, I would recommend Duolingo as a great start. I don't think there are any resources or courses to learn French locally, but you may want to contact the few francophone associations and participate in their activities and events. There is even an improv group that meets weekly.
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Re: Recommendations for French Mustachians
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2015, 05:01:03 PM »
Just read Capital in the 21st Century in French. It will do the trick and keep you occupied the next two years.

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Re: Recommendations for French Mustachians
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2015, 05:19:23 AM »
The term that is often used to describe MMM principles in French is financial independence. Have a look on google for "blog indépendance financière" or something similar. Maybe http://www.devenir-rentier.fr/ is a forum of interest to you, but the focus is mainly on investing. By the way, that is another common expression: "devenir rentier". The term "rentier" has a much more pronounced notion of "someone able to afford his (exuberant) lifestyle without working, well before the age of retirement" in French, much like we speak of FIRE instead of retirement on these forums. Don't be surprised though if you cannot find that much on the topic. Good social security in France often means that people get decent pensions after a reasonably short career.

Bonne chance à vous!

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Re: Recommendations for French Mustachians
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2015, 12:04:35 PM »
Merci guys! Thanks for the recommendations.

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Re: Recommendations for French Mustachians
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2016, 04:48:17 PM »
Just read Capital in the 21st Century in French. It will do the trick and keep you occupied the next two years.

I read Piketty's book in English (I speak French but don't read it well enough to understand complicated stuff like that), and I've read some of his scholarly work.  I find that his writings tend to overstate the case, but his public talks and speeches are a lot more levelheaded.  Anyway, I think there's a very Mustachian lesson to take away from Piketty.  Let's take his presentation of his findings at face value, namely, that the rich keep getting richer, because investments (i.e., capital) grows faster than the economy as a whole.  The average person's response is to whine about it, claim that it's unfair, etc.  Typical complainy-pants behavior.  I think a more Mustachian response is:  "so the rich keep getting richer, and they got that way by investing in and holding capital--I better get me some capital!"

tl;dr, the Mustachian response to Piketty's book is to do exactly what MMM says:  invest as much money as possible into productive assets, and let your money work for you. 

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Re: Recommendations for French Mustachians
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2016, 12:36:06 AM »
Start with Tintin and Asterix.