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 retired couple who built their own island, an interview with a teacher who earns $36,000 per year planning for early retirement, and much more. Enjoy!
My Favorite Video
Check out this couple who lives off the grid…on a homemade island.
My Favorite Articles
via Crispy Cabbage
“The goal is to cover a lifetime of spending on our ideal lifestyle with continuous cashflow that comes effortlessly or at least feels that way. The ultimate goal is to never actually “retire” from “making a living”. “
via Mr Crazy Kicks
“The stresses of coming Mondays, looming deadlines, or shitty emails are gone. I spend less time arguing in my head and more time relaxing, practicing hobbies, and studying self improvement strategies.”
“I’ve personally benefited almost every time I’ve forced myself to live without something I thought I needed, especially when doing so resulted in me spending less money. Because in just about every case, I found that I really didn’t need it. Or at least I didn’t need as much of it.”
“A house is something that people can see, feel, touch… so the purpose of the saving is obvious. That’s the carrot. There’s also a stick. If you stop making the payments, the nice man from the bank is replaced with the nasty man from the bank.”
via The Billfold
“Save money even if you don’t know exactly what you’re saving for. I have this big lofty savings goal. Even if I decide not to do early retirement, even if I decide not to buy a house, I feel like future me will be glad that present me saved a bunch of money.
My Favorite Podcast
An interview with philosopher and writer Alain de Botton on how philosophy can play a practical role in our daily life.
“We’re not very good at understanding what it is that we really want. We’re extremely prone to latch onto suggestions from the outside world.” – Alain de Botton
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading 🙂
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