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.
The Road to My First $6,000/Month in Online Income (Four Pillar Freedom)
The words that I write on this site (and other sites) can attract readers and income while I’m sleeping. As Naval says, it’s a form of “permissionless leverage.” I can leverage the power of the internet without anyone’s permission.
I Got Better With Money Once I Cared (Freddy Smidlap)
There you have a 33 year arc of fun and finances. Here’s the thing: the 1st 18 years when I was a financial screw-up nobody was really watching. I wasn’t writing about it and basically the world didn’t care. Nobody twisted my arm and made me get better. The will to do better had to come from within. Had I continued down the crappy money path the world would not have shed a tear. I basically would have been like so many other “normal” Americans spending every dime I made and it would not have been remarkable. You gotta do it for yourself for your own reasons.
Confession: I Don’t Want to be A Millionaire (Our Bill Pickle)
What [the CEO] said in an interview with the BBC really struck me:
“People are starving or being laid off or being taken advantage of, so that somebody can have a penthouse at the top of a tower in New York with gold chairs.
“We’re glorifying greed all the time as a society, in our culture. And, you know, the Forbes list is the worst example – ‘Bill Gates has passed Jeff Bezos as the richest man.’ Who cares!?”
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of hearing about coronavirus. It’s all we talk about at work as we prepare for the surge. I’m days (hours?) away from being redeployed to a COVID-19 ICU, where I’ll definitely be exposed to the virus if I haven’t already. Colleague after colleague, both current and former, are either entering self-isolation or are sick, sick, sick from this virus.
My Retirement Plan Is You (The New York Times)
Known as the reverse-boomerang effect, the phenomenon of parents moving in with their adult children, often for financial reasons, is on the rise.
68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice (The Technium)
• Promptness is a sign of respect.
• When you are young spend at least 6 months to one year living as poor as you can, owning as little as you possibly can, eating beans and rice in a tiny room or tent, to experience what your “worst” lifestyle might be. That way any time you have to risk something in the future you won’t be afraid of the worst case scenario.
• Trust me: There is no “them”.
What do you think?
Let me know what you found interesting in the comments below!