Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 8


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 house made of shipping containers, an article on the life-changing effects of minimalism, and much more. Enjoy!

My Favorite Video

This family in Savannah, Georgia lives in a unique home…made of shipping containers.

My Favorite Articles

5 Ways Minimalism Has Seriously Changed The Way I Live

via The A&J Muse

“By not being obsessed with ‘things’ and accumulating more items, I’m able to find the joy in my everyday life and live more in the present.”

Please Don’t Promote Me

via Need 2 Save

“I’m just not motivated to keep climbing the corporate ladder. I’m more interested in all the things I want to do once we leave the 9-to-5 world.”

Can Facebook Bragging Ruin Our Finances?

via The Frugal Gene

“The world wide web didn’t exist 200 years ago so an individual’s reach was much smaller…I mean there was keeping up with the Joneses but now there’s keeping up with the Joneses, Smiths, Chongs, Cabrillos, Lars and 400 more of whoever else on your timeline stream.”

You Suck…and It’s Ok

via Fiery Millennials

“Start something new. Today, this week, this month. Just start it. Stick with it. Laugh through the beginner mistakes. Look at what you can actually achieve when you just do it and ignore the messages your brain sends you.”

Retirement Savings By Age Show Why Americans Are Screwed

via Financial Samurai

“If the median age in America is about 34 years old, this means the median American only has $480 in retirement savings!”

My Favorite Podcast

Rolf Potts on Travel Tactics, Creating Time Wealth, and Lateral Thinking

via The Tim Ferriss Show

An interview with Rolf Potts, world traveler and author of the book Vagabonding. I particularly like the advice Rolf gives about traveling – so many of us literally travel to places just to take pictures and document our trip for social media. Travel is far more interesting without technology and it forces us to be more spontaneous and immersive in the local culture. This podcast is broken into two parts – you can download both parts in the link above. 

As a side note, most Tim Ferriss podcasts are around 1 to 2 hours long, so they’re ideal if you have a long commute to work. I usually listen to half of a podcast on my way to work in the morning and finish it on my commute home.

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


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10 Replies to “Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 8”

  1. Zach – thanks for sharing our post on why I’m not looking to get promoted anymore. As we get closer to retirement, it’s difficult to not daydream about all the things we would rather be doing.

  2. Loved the shipping container home video! So cool to see the growth of affordable and creative housing possibilities.
    Mr. Groovy had a cool link on Quonset Hut homes recently. I think it was this one:
    Will be interesting to see what all is available when Mr. G and I are ready to jump back into the housing market.
    Thanks for sharing all of this great info!

    1. I’ve never heard of Quonset Hut homes, I’ll be sure to check out that video. I think it’s fascinating to see the different types of living arrangements/housing scenarios people choose. And hopefully you and Mr. G will blog about buying a house once you start the process again 🙂

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