The Sunday Sharies: Volume 14

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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

The Logistics of Sharing Finances: How We Created An Argument-Free Money System (The Luxe Strategist)

While there’s no universally “right” way to do money as a couple, if you’re wondering about the logistics of how to settle on a shared money system, here’s the method that made sense to me and currently works for us (no arguments!).

Combatting Financial Mindlessness (Emily Guy Birken)

It was a $2.85 mistake that I can surely afford to make. But it was an unnecessary purchase that I made because I was acting mindlessly. I wanted to buy my art supplies without interruption, and so I did.

The Biggest Returns (Collaborative Fund)

For me it’s been realizing that what makes people happy is having options – doing what you want, with who you want, when you want, where you want. And options come from savings and assets, which are the opposite of spending.

The best money we’ve ever spent on other people (Vox)

As a spoiled only child, it’s gross but true that gifts are part of my love language (ew/sorry/ew). I find it embarrassing to place a high importance on gifts from my partner — especially when you share concerns about consumerist culture, whoops — but I felt like an after thought when he didn’t come through. […]

On our last Christmas together, he beyond pulled it out: tickets to a Neko Case show, a sampler of my favorite candles, a tarot deck, and a copy of David Grann’s book, Killers of the Flower Moon.

FIRE Articles

Tax-Gain Harvesting (The Mad Fientist)

For someone in the 0% tax bracket for qualified dividends and long-term capital gains, tax-gain harvesting is a no-brainer.

Miscellaneous Articles

How to Be Thankful for Your Life with One Simple Reset (More To That)

Life familiarizes us with its contents, and we are quick to take things for granted. Your amazing spouse becomes a person you see everyday, your children become screaming humans that need to be kept alive, and your fulfilling job becomes a checklist of things that just need to get done.

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4 Comments

  1. Yay! Another Sunday sharies post:) I have read the one titled The Biggest Returns and loved it. I will get to the others later. It’s great to have recommended readings for my Sunday afternoon.

  2. The Vox article was fascinating–thanks for sharing that! I’ve found the best money I’ve ever spent on others has mostly been experiences! I wrote my own post about it a while back, but my list was pre-marital therapy, taking my mom on vacation, and traveling solo.

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