One of my goals for 2016 is to get more familiar with investing. For someone who has just the basic ideas of what investment looks like, and likes to read, this is definitely one of my easier-to-do goals. The way I want to go about this is by reading books on investing. Luckily for me, Tim Ferriss put out a podcast last year with recommendations for just this.
In his podcast, he laid out a set of books he recommends to get familiar with the types of investing and what success in those looks like. So I decided that for the first half of 2016, I’ll follow the recommended list, and plan reading the books out. This is what my plan looks like:
Why schedule my reading like this? This is my reading experiment for 2016.
I want to know
1. How well I estimate how long I take to read books.
2. Am I capable of reading according to schedule ? Will I enjoy it or will it become a chore?
3. By giving myself structure, will my popcorn reading reduce? I am guilty of doing too much popcorn reading – check out my 2015 reading logs to see for yourself.
4. Will my overall reading reduce?
5. If I follow the schedule, will I still read books which serendipity throws my way?
6. Will I get goal-oriented and get into the mindset of “checking off” the books?
I will follow-up with a post in the second half of 2016 with the results of this experiment.