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 woman who climbed out of poverty in China to become CFO of a major investment firm, an interview with blogger Jim Collins on the financial advice he gives to his daughter, and much more. Enjoy!
My Favorite Video
Some inspiration to travel.
My Favorite Articles
via Miss Mazuma
“Why do I sacrifice the financial gain for a series of adventures? To me the answer is clear – because travelling brings me so much more than the experience of going someplace new.”
“To me, independence is the bit that matters most. Retire early if you want to – absolutely. Keep working if you want to. Start a business if you want to…”
“I learned from my parents that you have to fight for your money. There’s no free lunch. It’s very different in China because there were almost no salaried jobs — if you work eight hours, you get eight hours pay, and if you work 10 hours, you get 10 hours pay.”
via Budgets are Sexy
“The instructor was talking about the importance of giving investments enough time to grow…he locked eyes with me in the back row and said what may be the most important words I’ve ever heard: “Your advantage is your youth. Start now.” My eyes nearly popped out of my head. And the fire was lit.”
via Our Next Life
“Early retirement — for us, anyway — is ultimately about going back to being kids in as many ways as possible.”
My Favorite Podcast
An interview with financial blogger and author J L “Jim” Collins of jlcollinsnh.com on investing mistakes to avoid, the simple path to wealth, and the advice he gave his daughter regarding money.
“There is no more powerful tool than money and if you don’t master it, it will master you.” – J L Collins
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading 🙂
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