Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 14


Sunday is for Sharing is a weekly roundup of my favorite articles, videos, and podcasts I read, viewed, and listened to over the past week. 

This week features a video on the mind-boggling cost of living in San Francisco, an article on how one couple is thriving without owning a car, and much more. Enjoy!

My Favorite Video

Apparently earning $110,000 in San Francisco is considered “low-income”.

My Favorite Articles

Two Years with Zero Cars

via Grumbys on the Move

“We’re able to go where we want to go with greater health and more money in the bank.”

Are You Comparing Your Financial Situation to Others?

via Jen On Money

“If you don’t like having your News Feed bombarded with updates about your friend buying the latest material item, unfollow them. It’s not like you’re going to feel left out by not knowing what new car your friend bought.”

Why FIRE is Worth the Pursuit

via I Dream Of Fire

“Everything we do, everything we buy, everything we invest — it’s all just a barter for time.”

The One Tiny Habit That Leads to Wealth

via Chris Reining

“I automated my money years ago and the benefit is I don’t have to make decisions about where my money should go: How much I should invest, what I can spend, do I have enough savings, and so on.”

Attempt to Read a Book Every Week (It’s a Lot Easier Than You Think)

via Thomas Oppong

“Charlie Munger once said, ‘I constantly see people rise in life who are not the smartest, sometimes not even the most diligent, but they are learning machines.’ “

My Favorite Podcast

The Minimalists Podcast: Sidehustle

via The Minimalists Podcast

A conversation with Chris Guillebeau, author of Side Hustle. This episode covers a wide variety of topics, including the spiritual, physical, and emotional benefits of minimalism and how to better align your everyday habits with your core values.

“It’s not the work you do, it’s how you do it—that’s the value that can transfer.” -Chris Guillebeau

That’s all for this week, thanks for reading 🙂


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6 Replies to “Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 14”

  1. Don’t live in the Bay. Why should the state pay ridiculous child care costs because you want to live in the cool area?

    Why should fiscally responsible people pay for those that spend foolishly?

    1. The Bay is wildly expensive, and most people don’t have a high enough income to even rent comfortably in the area, let alone consider buying a home. It will be interesting to track the housing prices in the Bay during the coming years…

  2. Hey Zach,
    Thanks for the shout out!
    And, as always, thanks for the recommendations. Look forward to checking out these blog posts during my commute time this week.
    I’ll be riding my bike to work tomorrow and will have some great reading time on light rail the rest of the week.
    So glad we don’t live in San Francisco! It’s one of my favorite cities, but definitely not worth delaying retirement to live there.
    Mrs. G.

    1. No problem, Mrs. Grumby! I’m fascinated by you and Mr. Grumby’s no-car downsized-house lifestyle, I’m glad it’s something you both blog about. And agreed – San Francisco is a beautiful city to visit but it kills the wallet if you choose to live there.

  3. Hi Zach,
    Thanks for including my article! You’re one of the PF bloggers that I regularly read right now. I especially love your content about philosophy and psychology. Keep up the great quality work. 🙂

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