The Sunday Sharies: Volume 24

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 Video

“In the first episode of Money on the Table, we share our thoughts on why talking about money is taboo, especially in the Black community. It’s a touchy subject that’s only made easier by enjoying a delicious homemade southern classic, Shrimp and Grits.” – r&R

“I have never been more broke than when I looked fly all the time.”

FIRE Articles

Life update: Coming out of the fog (rich and Regular)

In a world of competing emotions that all seem to cancel each other out, the one that keeps rising to the top of the list is gratitude. I’m grateful for time-freedom, the ability to abandon my lists and take time to process the moment we’re in.

FIRE In This Time (Your Money Or Your Life / Vicki Robin)

Racism and injustice is the shadow of America, and it’s worthwhile to pause and take account of how our approach to money, called FIRE (financial independence retire early), may get us off the hook of a job, but not off the hook of being part of systems that rewards the already privileged and send disadvantaged to the margins.

Finance Articles

How Big Is The Racial Wealth Gap? (Of Dollars and Data)

As you can see, the typical Black household with a college degree has a net worth of $68,000 while the typical White household with no high school diploma has a net worth of $62,000.  Of the thousands of charts that I have produced on this blog, this one might be the most shocking.  Unfortunately, this finding may just be the tip of the wealth gap iceberg. 

Black Women Best: Economics Has a Diversity Problem, And Here’s How It Affects Everyone (The Financial Diet)

What I hope I’ve made clear is that we all bear the cost of Black women being absent among decision-makers who have tremendous power over our national and global economy. The policies that put money in your pocket — or don’t — are largely decided by people who do not care about the economic agency of everyone, but especially Black women.

Miscellaneous Articles

Why White People Stay Silent On Racism and What To Read First (Adam Grant)

In social movements, research has repeatedly shown that when majority groups stay quiet, they inadvertently license the oppression of marginalized groups. In the workplace, evidence reveals that women and minorities are often penalized for promoting diversity and equality, whereas white men are more likely to be applauded for it. I was wrong about psychological standing: those of us with power and privilege actually have an easier time getting heard.

Your Stuff Is Only Taking Up Space (Becoming Minimalist)

If a shirt in my closet is never being worn, what is it? Is it actually a piece of clothing? Or is it just a piece of fabric hanging in my closet?

If a coffee mug in the back of my cabinet hasn’t been used to serve a drink for as long as I can remember, is it really a coffee mug anymore? Or is it just a piece of ceramic taking up space and gathering dust?

What do you think?

Let me know what you found interesting in the comments below!

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