The Sunday Sharies: Volume 12

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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.

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Finance Articles

How NOT To Determine Your Salary (Bitches Get Riches)

She explained that she sat down with a notebook and wrote down all the expenses she might have in a given month. “Rent, internet, groceries, student loans, car insurance… I added it all up, multiplied by twelve, and added 10% for savings. It came out to $36,200, so I rounded up just to be safe.”

How to Handle Friends and Family Asking for Money (ESI Money)

We hadn’t talked in probably 10 years at the time I received his email. But that didn’t stop him from getting really personal really fast.

The email was short and sweet. The gist was he wanted to know if I would “lend” him $70k to pay off his debts.

As a mom to a disabled daughter, there are 4 new ways I’m handling my money (MarketWatch)

On the day of my child’s diagnosis, I learned that there was so much more about parenting and money I didn’t know. 

FIRE Articles

The Environmental Impact of Having No (Or Fewer) Children: Guest Post By A Purple Life (Tread Lightly, Retire Early)

But overall if you’re waffling on the decision to have children and are concerned about your environmental impact […] deciding you want to pass on an additional child is the most environmentally impactful decision you can make as one person.

Reader Case: Can I Retire To Colombia in 5 Years? (Millennial Revolution)

And I think my FI number is 125k, so that puts me between year 3 or 4. But I’m guessing it would probably be better to move down to Colombia in 5 years, to be on the safe side.

Here’s why I think that it will take me 5 years, and I hope you can guide me.

Miscellaneous Articles

Toward a Racially Just Workplace – Diversity efforts are failing black employees. Here’s a better approach. (Harvard Business Review

55 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act and decades into these corporate D&I efforts, African-Americans’ progress toward top management roles and greater economic well-being and influence remains slow to nonexistent.

What do you think?

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