The Sunday Sharies: Volume 13

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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

I Have No Gift to Bring Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum: The Anti-Consumerist Gift Guide (Bitches Get Riches)

Anti-consumerism is a lake fed by many rivers. Mindless consumption is bad for people, bad for the planet, bad for your wallet, and rote and impersonal. Some people care a lot about one or two of those aspects more strongly than others. If only there was some kind of helpful venn diagram that broke down anti-consumerist attitudes about gift giving…

How Americans Make and Spend Their Money (The Visual Capitalist)

The data visualizations in today’s post come to us from Engaging Data and they use Sankey diagrams to display data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing differences in how various age groups in America earn and spend their money.

‘Money Diaries,’ salary lists, and our obsession with other people’s money (Mic)

So, I suspect that our obsession with financial content and other people’s filthy money secrets goes much deeper than judging someone for spending $200 a week on Ubers, and it’s more meaningful than the voyeurism that drives us to watch reality TV or stalk on Instagram.

FIRE Articles

Chop Wood, Carry Water: How to Find Fulfillment in Being (Four Pillar Freedom)

This simple idea – that “getting somewhere” or “achieving some milestone” won’t bring lasting fulfillment – is something I’ve seen shared by many people. Here are a few examples.

FIRE Doesn’t Fix Everything (Millennial Revolution)

Before I retired, I thought FIRE was the magic bullet. Once I became FI, I was going to be happier, healthier, and never have to suffer anxiety again.

What I Love (And Don’t) About Working Part-Time (The Fioneers)

I don’t think that someone could pay me any amount of money to work more hours. At least not any amount of money that is within the realm of possibility.

Miscellaneous Articles

The false promise of morning routines. (The Atlantic

In essence, morning routines have been repackaged as sacred rituals, safeguarded from the cursed bits of the rest of the day. 

What do you think?

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