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History Annex

Welcome to the History Annex!

As a proud history nerd, you’ll see many history posts on this site.

History posts on a Financial Independence blog? What is this blasphemy!?

Hang with me, there’s a good reason for this.

What I want to examine is how some well-known and influential historical figures fared in their financial lives, and if there is anything we can learn from them as a result.

The thinking is, as these were all very smart and formidable men and women, surely they must’ve been doing something right!

Though modern day Financial Independence strategies may not have been around back in their time, I’m interested to see what financial methods (or lack thereof) these people employed to gain success and prominence.

I absolutely understand how some people get bored by history.

Personally, I blame that mostly on the methods upon which it’s traditionally taught.

I hope to make these posts more fun, lighthearted and relatable and hope you all can learn some good financial strategies while getting a little history lesson as well!

Don’t forget, Philosopher George Santayana is attributed with saying:

“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.”

Keep this in mind as you read more about these amazing historical figures!

Here is who I’ve written about so far:

Amelia Earhart

Mohandis Gandhi

Harriet Tubman

Abraham Lincoln

George Washington


Is there any specific historical figure you’d like to read more about? Let me know and I can add them to my list of future posts!