Sunday is for Sharing is a weekly roundup of my favorite links from the past week.
My Favorite Video
A fascinating animated video that shows why Mercury is actually the closest planet (most of the time) to Earth.
My Favorite Finance Articles
We have the tools and technology to work less and live better (aeon)
The pros and cons of gaining freedom through self-employment vs. pursuing more freedom through flexibility in a traditional job (The Deep Dish)
Study finds early retirement may speed up cognitive decline (StudyFinds)
The cost of “parental leave” in the U.S. (Wise Mind Money)
The magic of 80% (Embracing Lagom)
“People who grew up rich, when did you realize you were living in a bubble and not like everyone else?” (Reddit)
Miscellaneous Links I Liked
Here are some neat photos of flowers encapsulated in ice (Zero Degrees)
Mariyan Atanasov makes apartment buildings in Bulgaria look like a game of Tetris (Behance)
Kurt Vonnegut once made a convincing argument that “there are six seasons instead of four.” As someone who lives in Ohio, I can get behind this idea. (Kottke)
A 12-minute documentary about a low railroad bridge that is famous for ripping off the tops of trucks (Video)
Zach is the author behind Four Pillar Freedom, a blog that teaches you how to build wealth and gain freedom in life.
Zach's favorite free financial tool he's been using since 2015 to manage his net worth is Personal Capital. Each month he uses their free Investment Checkup tool and Retirement Planner to track his investments and ensure that he's on the fast track to financial freedom.
His favorite investment platform is M1 Finance, a site that allows him to build a custom portfolio of stocks for free, has no trading or maintenance fees, and even allows him to set up automated target-allocated investments.
His favorite way to save money each month on his recurring bills is by using Trim, a free financial app that negotiates lower cable, internet, and phone bills with any provider on your behalf.
His favorite micro-investing app is Acorns, a free financial app that takes just 5 minutes to set up and allows you to invest your spare change in a diversified portfolio.
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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