Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 85

Four Pillar Freedom

Sunday is for Sharing is a weekly roundup of my favorite links from the past week.

My Favorite Video

The Yamabushi in northern Japan walk barefoot through rivers, meditate under waterfalls, and spend nights on mountaintops. While their tradition is at risk of disappearing, it offers a way for those seeking a different path in Japan‘s society.

My Favorite Articles

7 things I learned in my first month of early retirement (Minafi)

The math behind my choice to make more instead of save more (Millennial Money Diaries)

The futility of market timing (Albert Bridge Capital)

Four life-changing lessons from a 109-year-old book (City Frugal)

How I deal when I’m not 100% feeling my job (The Luxe Strategist)

How I made six figures by 27 (A Purple Life)

Financial independence and volunteering (Phyisican on FIRE)

Miscellaneous Links I Liked

The best year of my life: in 35 tweets (Pat Walls)

How I’m retiring next year on a $500,000 nest egg (FIRE Drill Podcast)

Forget age, choose to measure your life in experiences instead (The Muse)

“Redditors with a 9-5 job, how do you pretend to stay busy at work?” (Reddit)


Zach is the author behind Four Pillar Freedom, a blog that teaches you how to build wealth and gain freedom in life.

Zach's favorite free financial tool he's been using since 2015 to manage his net worth is Personal Capital. Each month he uses their free Investment Checkup tool and Retirement Planner to track his investments and ensure that he's on the fast track to financial freedom.

His favorite investment platform is M1 Finance, a site that allows him to build a custom portfolio of stocks for free, has no trading or maintenance fees, and even allows him to set up automated target-allocated investments.

His favorite way to save money each month on his recurring bills is by using Trim, a free financial app that negotiates lower cable, internet, and phone bills with any provider on your behalf.

His favorite micro-investing app is Acorns, a free financial app that takes just 5 minutes to set up and allows you to invest your spare change in a diversified portfolio.

His favorite place to find new personal finance articles to read is Collecting Wisdom, a site that collects the best personal finance articles floating around the web on a daily basis.


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