The Sunday Sharies: Volume 21

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.

FIRE Articles

On Being Accidentally on FIRE  (Fetching Financial Freedom)

Shortly after graduating college, I knew I wanted to pursue financial independence, retire early (FIRE). Now I’m 30, financially independent (even with recent crazy market swings), and recently laid off (thanks coronavirus). 

Do You Ever Feel Embarrassed By Your Frugality? (One Frugal Girl)

Before heading to bed I thought long and hard about the disarray of our living room in the context of the larger vision of our lives. Lately, my husband has been trying his hand as a semi-professional photographer and we’ve spent a large sum of money on new cameras and photo equipment. I’d much rather invest the money in his dreams then in furniture that fills our living room. 

Don’t Let Market Downturns Take YOU Down (All Options Considered)

It was easy enough to plan for a market downturn. But living in one, and living in this particular one, is not the same thing.

Chase Shutdown (Josh Overmeyer)

The next day, I checked my online account to see PDF versions of the letter that would arrive over a week later. “This account and/or a related account was closed at the bank’s request. Account not used as intended.” Talk about vague! 

It’s Okay To Laugh (Accidental FIRE)

In general my satirical posts are not as popular as my financial independence content.  But my April 3rd infographic hit paydirt, in a big way.  I’m getting email requests to use it in books, on profiles, and even at a mental health facility!  

Finance Articles

Fear of Rejection is Costing You Money (The New York Times – by Quinisha Jackson-Wright)

How many times have you decided against calling your internet or cable provider to ask about a lower monthly plan, for fear of coming off as a cheapskate? Or maybe you dread haggling when shopping for a new car because of the potential conflict it might cause with a sales representative? Though minor, failure to negotiate in these situations can add to the financial obligations we face, when we could possibly reduce or eliminate the burden.

What do you think?

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  1. Thank you for including this ancient post of mine in your Sunday Sharies. I enjoyed reminiscing about my thoughts at the time, because it may be over a decade old, but it’s still just as true.

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