Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 116

Four Pillar Freedom

Sunday is for Sharing is a weekly roundup of my favorite links from the past week.

My Favorite Video

Every year on August 31st, the residents of Nejapa, El Salvador participate in an event called Bolas de Fuego, in which they throw flaming kerosene-soaked balls at each other in the streets. It started almost 100 years ago as a religious commemoration of a 1658 volcanic eruption. The three-minute clip above gives you a glimpse into the madness.

My Favorite Articles

An interactive guide to portfolio diversification (Minafi)

Slow FI: When someone utilizes the incremental financial freedom they gain along the journey to financial independence to live happier and healthier lives, do better work, and build strong relationships.” (The Fioneers)

Increasing our happiness at work (Modest Millionaires)

You don’t have to put your life on hold while you’re paying off debt. (Debt Ascent)

Rebranding FIRE: Financial Independence, Recreational Employment (Dr. McFrugal)

The formula for happiness: wanting what you have (Brinker Capital)

Miscellaneous Links I Liked

Where is “The Midwest?” CityLab surveyed 12,000+ people to find out. (CityLab)

7 mesmerizing minutes of Malte Marten playing a handpan. (Video)

Visualizing restless sleep by age group (Flowing Data)

An incredible collection of photos of Washington state (The Atlantic)

Nicolas V Sanchez creates mind-blowing lifelike drawings (Instagram)


Zach is the author behind Four Pillar Freedom, a blog that teaches you how to build wealth and gain freedom in life.

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His favorite place to find new personal finance articles to read is Collecting Wisdom, a site that collects the best personal finance articles floating around the web on a daily basis.


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