Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 16


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 an interview with Fritz from the Retirement Manifesto about drawdown strategies, the story of one man who recently moved to Thailand to support a cheaper lifestyle, and much more. Enjoy!

My Favorite Video

Laird Hamilton shares his secret to living a good life: take every wave.

Edit: I just realized that you can click and drag around the mouse on this video to get a 360-degree view. That is so cool.

My Favorite Articles

Why Quit if You Love Your Job?

via Adventuring Along

“Teaching was one of our lives. We loved it, but we also love our new one of travel and kids. And I’m excited to see what other lives we may live. Financial independence gives us the ability to take the risks to explore these lives. Despite loving our jobs, we quit, and couldn’t be happier.”

Someone is Going to Laugh at Your Dreams

via Jon Westenberg

“These days, I’ve learned the hard way that what the rest of the world thinks doesn’t matter too much.”

My $420/Month Apartment in Chiang Mai

via Mr. Free at 33

“I feel confident in saying that an apartment like this would be three times more expensive in a comparable city in the States. But spending less on housing allows me to spend more on the rest of my life.”

Life is for fun

via Eyes on the Goal

“Financial freedom means that you are not bound to one thing to bring home the “bacon”. Also, it means we don’t have to be bound to an office for most of our adult life. It’s about getting out there and enjoying your time on earth.”

Does Seeking Early Retirement Just Mean You Haven’t Found What You Love?

via The Money Commando

“Considering early retirement probably doesn’t mean you don’t want to work any more – it means you don’t want to work at your current job.”

My Favorite Podcast

Choose FI – Drawdown Strategy feat. Retirement Manifesto

via Choose FI Podcast

Fritz from The Retirement Manifesto shares his wisdom on drawdown strategies, a commonly discussed topic within the F.I. community.

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


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