The Sunday Sharies: Volume 11

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Sunday Scaries (n): The Sunday evening dread that creeps in when anticipating work in the morning.

Shut down Sunday Scaries with this series: Sunday Sharies! These are the articles, links, and content I’ve read this week that I think are worth sharing.


Finance Articles

When It Comes to Money, Silence Is Rarely Golden (The New York Times)

“No matter how difficult, honest financial conversations among family members are almost always the best choice. Here are some ways to do it.”

How realistic are New York apartments on TV shows? (Washington Post)

“While some series portray New York real estate fairly accurately, many have turned a blind eye to what its characters would actually be able to afford in the Big Apple’s housing market.”

FIRE Articles

I wanted the unreasonable (JL Collins by Jillian Johnsrud)

“By the time I was 32, we had traveled to 27 countries, lived abroad for 4 years, adopted 4 children, paid cash for our home, bought two rental properties and become financially independent.

My husband and I never earned high incomes. Even together, in our highest earning years, we never graced six figures.”

How to travel the world without killing your spouse (Millennial Revolution)

“We’ve worked out all the kinks and figured out how to travel long term, so for us it’s easy. But that’s not necessarily true for someone that’s just starting out in their nomadic lifestyle journey.”

Miscellaneous Articles

If You Don’t Want to Have Kids, You Don’t Have to Want a Career Instead (Vice)

Forget having it “all”—why aren’t women allowed to just have “not much in particular,” and be happy with it?

‘Free Solo’ climber Jimmy Chin says this is how to prepare for a big challenge (CNBC) – by the way, Jimmy Chin’s Instagram account has phenomenal photos.

“A metaphor that Chin says he and his fellow climbers often use is: ‘It is literally one step in front of the other.'”

Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids – (The Atlantic)

“In our own lives, we’ve observed many fellow parents becoming so focused on achievement that they fail to nurture kindness. They seem to regard their children’s accolades as a personal badge of honor—and their children’s failures as a negative reflection on their own parenting.”

2 New Yorkers Erased $1.5 Million in Medical Debt for Hundreds of Strangers (The New York Times)

“Over the summer months,  the women raised $12,500 and sent it to the debt forgiveness charity, which then purchased a portfolio of $1.5 million of medical debts on their behalf, for about half a penny on the dollar.”

What do you think?

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  1. I love the Jillian Johnsrud article. Especially where she says “it appeared as though I wanted less than the average person. But it was only because I wanted much more than the average person. I wanted the unreasonable“. That’s exactly how I feel when choose not to spend on something I could easily afford. I want freedom more than I want a particular item.

    1. Exactly. It’s hard to convince people that you’re not depriving yourself, you’re actually setting yourself up for something bigger.

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