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 one wife’s financial confessions about her “money weirdo” husband, tips from Ryan Holiday on how to get the most out of life in your 20’s, and much more. Enjoy!
My Favorite Video
Note to self: Add Croatia to the list of countries I’d like to visit.
My Favorite Articles
“A fraternity brother of mine used to spend every summer of college in Southeast Asia. I asked him how he could afford to do this? His reply surprised me, “It’s cheaper to move to Thailand for the summer than it is to pay rent here (Los Angeles).”
via Frugal Professor
“When we moved to a new state for The Professor’s first job out of college, the company he was working for allowed him a per diem for food and would pay for any hotels we stayed in. He learned however that if we didn’t actually stay in a hotel or eat out, he would still get the money. So, we slept on the floor of one of his friend’s apartments (which was the dirtiest place I’ve ever seen, with no toilet paper (and I was pregnant)) and ate macaroni and cheese, so that he could save a couple bucks.”
via Tiny Ambitions
“So, when faced with the choice of a multi-hundred thousand dollar mortgage that I’d be paying off for the rest of my life for a ‘normal’ house, or a tiny house that I could pay off in less than 10 years – it wasn’t even a choice. Why would I not want the tiny house option?”
via Ryan Holiday
“If you don’t know what “enough” is, then the default answer is always more. More money, more promotions, more attention. You have to know when you can say no — so you don’t overreach and lose it all.”
via Kris Gage
“If our judgement about any event is that it is horrible, then we allow ourselves to dwell in the belief that we are far worse off if they happen. But if we strip external events of their power, and reclaim our internal power to decide, gage, and assign value, we maintain control of our lives — and happiness.”
My Favorite Podcast
via The Fairer Cents
The Fairer Cents Podcast is a brand new financial podcast created by Tanja from Our Next Life and Kara from Bravely. In this episode they discuss how to manage money with a significant other. Even though I don’t have a significant other, I found it interesting to hear how different couples handled their finances together and what worked / didn’t work so well.
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading 🙂
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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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