Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 99

Four Pillar Freedom

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

My Favorite Video

Angelito Gujeldi climbs jagged rock faces, enters caves, and risks death in the Philippines to collect nests spun from the saliva of swiftlet birds. He does this because people spend a lot of money to eat the nutritious soup that can be made out of these bird’s nests.

My Favorite Articles

Minimalism on the path to financial independence (Becoming Minimalist)

Visualizing how much you have to invest to open one of the top 20 franchises in the U.S. (HowMuch)

Stocks will always look risky in the short-term (The Irrelevant Investor)

A life without chains (Physician on FIRE)

Exploring how data visualization can be incorporated into everyday experiences like grocery receipts (Susie Lu)

Miscellaneous Links I Liked

Visualizing the world divided into 4 regions with equal populations (Visual Capitalist)

How to do nothing (Jenny Odell)

The benefits of boredom (Austin Kleon)

Paul Jarvis shares what it’s like to work remotely as a company of one on an island (Penguin)

The fruits of friendship (David Perell)


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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