The Sunday Sharies: Volume 19

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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

What I Learned From Tracking Every Penny I Spent For A Month (The Luxe Strategist)

People can be really hard on themselves when they don’t stick to their budget. I could have never predicted things like E-Z Pass charges, or $6,000 car rental snafus, or a pet coming down with an eye problem.

Budgets should be thought of as living documents that change with you.

What Happens When You Buy the Dip? (The Irrelevant Investor)

This is one of those rare pieces of analysis that might have an affect on how I invest.

The Curse of a High Income (Perpetual Money Machine)

Regardless of income level, the vast majority of people spend very nearly everything they earn, if not more.  Most people know that living paycheck-to-paycheck is a problem.  What they may not realize is that the higher their income, the bigger this problem actually is.

Top 5 Tax Loss Harvesting Tips (Physician on FIRE)

[Tax Loss Harvesting] is a quick and easy way to save $1,000 or more on your annual tax bill and potentially save a whole lot more if you can offset large realized capital gains in the future. The following are my top five tips and clarifications, along with some bonus tips at the end.

Miscellaneous Articles

I Think You’re Fat (Esquire)

[Radical honesty is] one of the most idiotic ideas ever, right up there with Vanilla Coke and giving Phil Spector a gun permit. Deceit makes our world go round. Without lies, marriages would crumble, workers would be fired, egos would be shattered, governments would collapse.

You Asked: Is It Bad for You to Read the News Constantly? (Time)

While your brain may find the latest news enthralling, it’s hard to argue that all of that news is truly illuminating. Breuning says much of the opinion and commentary that passes for news analysis is the equivalent of lunchroom gossip.

What do you think?

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