Sunday is for Sharing is a weekly roundup of my favorite links from the past week.
My Favorite Video
“Consumerism in the U.S. has reached an all-time high. In 2017, we spent $240 billion on goods such as jewelry, watches, luggage, books, and phones—twice as much as in 2002, even though our population grew by only 13 percent during that time.”
My Favorite Articles
Why the whole “retirement number” concept may be a pursuit of the wrong thing (RadReads)
How to sidestep lifestyle creep (Dan Egan)
Diversification isn’t sexy (The Belle Curve)
Will the U.S. continue to dominate the stock market? (A Wealth of Common Sense)
Death, taxes, and a few other things (Morgan Housel)
How to successfully work from home without losing your mind (Bitches Get Riches)
Here’s to the miracle of consistency! (Freddy Smidlap)
Howard Lindzon’s career advice for college students (Howard Lindzon)
Miscellaneous Links I Liked
I tried to outrun D.C.’s streetcar (CityLab)
How to read more (Austin Kleon)
Apparently Michigan has an ice climbing festival (Climbing)
Most wasabi is not actually wasabi – it’s just horse radish and green food coloring. Shigeo Lida, age 75, explains how he grows real wasabi on his family’s wasabi farm in Japan. (Video)
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