The Sunday Sharies: Volume 17

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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 Great Affordability Crisis Breaking America (The Atlantic)

In one of the best decades the American economy has ever recorded, families were bled dry by landlords, hospital administrators, university bursars, and child-care centers. For millions, a roaring economy felt precarious or downright terrible.

How to File Your Taxes FOR FREE: Simple Instructions for the Stressed-Out Taxpayer (Bitches Get Riches)

It’s time to face the beast head-on. It is our sacred duty, as your duly appointed Bitches, to take you through this unpleasantness step by step.

Yea, though you walk through the valley of the shadow of income tax, you shall fear no audits; for We art with you; Our gifs and Our snark they comfort you.

-The Book of the Bitches, 3:7-9

I Was Over $100K In Debt & All I Could Do Was Watch 90 Day Fiancé (Refinery29)

 I am smart! I am capable! I wrote a book! I’ve taken care of myself since I was 15! I’m a success story! I’d tell myself as I juggled money from one card to another, and stopped paying the interest on my student loans. If anyone found out that I had created this situation, why would they love or respect me? Why would I be trusted to be a good mother if I’d been a deceptive partner?

Making Money, Making Happiness (Nat Eliason)

I’d worked as a management consultant within a government contractor for three months, which really meant I spent 6 hours a day on my kindle, 2 hours a day working. Getting a paycheck for Bullshit Work wasn’t satisfying. Getting paid for something I made was joyous.

What To Do When a Friend Owes You Money And Hasn’t Paid Up (Vice)

Conventional wisdom says that you shouldn’t loan money to friends… but anyone who tells you that has clearly never tried to book an AirBnb for eight people who live in different states, or asked a waiter to split a bill five ways.

FIRE Articles

Go Second, First (Fiery Millennials)

I took one of the biggest expenses people have and turned it into a source of income. If you can find a way to flip the “normal” narrative, you’ll have a solid chance at financial independence.

What do you think?

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