The Sunday Sharies: Volume 27

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

Personal finance advice relies on shame; what if we tried empathy? (CNBC – Emma Pattee and Stefanie O’Connell)

As COVID-19 takes an enormous toll on our country — decimating lives, jobs and bank accounts — a new model for personal finance is needed more than ever. We need to admit that what we’ve been doing hasn’t been working. It’s time to look to the science and practice of empathy to do what shame hasn’t been able to.

FIRE Articles

Early Retirement Week 1 (A Purple Life)

For the first 4 weeks of early retirement, I’ve decided to give y’all weekly updates that will then switch to monthly (if you would prefer another cadence, let me know in the comments below). The reason I’m doing frequent updates in the beginning, is because there are so many of us on this financial independence journey, but so few blogs that talk about what specifically happens after they retire – some stop blogging all together (I understand – you’ve got shit to do!) and others give less frequent updates.

Stepping Back from Work: Trading Money for Time and Childcare During COVID-19 (Tread Lightly, Retire Early)

While early retirement may not be for everyone, financial independence absolutely should be. We’ve been intentional with our finances for years now, and that intentionality meant that we could both step back from work and step up for our son in the year that it truly mattered.

Losing $5.5 Million Dollars to Inheritance Theft with Emily Guy Birken (Beyond The Dollar Podcast)

Emily who, after her dad passed away (and was worth 5.5 million dollars) ended up fighting tooth and nail to ensure that her stepmother didn’t steal all of her and her sister’s inheritance. 


The Reigning Queen of Pandemic Yoga (The New York Times)

Two unprecedented events occurred as I followed along with the video. One, I enjoyed doing yoga. Two, I — a cranky adult — had unwittingly engaged with an influencer. And when I finished, I felt better about myself.

7 Things I Learned Working out 365 Days in a Row (Medium)

For me, I feel like I’ve gained so much more than I’ve lost. I’ve gained confidence — I set a goal that seemed impossible, and I crushed it. I’ve learned to take risks and try new things. I’ve pushed myself to keep going when all I wanted to do was give up. 

What do you think?

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

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1 Comment

  1. I LOVE the Sunday sharies series! So far I have read the one about stepping back at work and Purple Life’s account of launching into early retirement. The ones on yoga and working out 365 days will wait until later today. I wonder what that says about me!!!
    Anyway thanks for the post and keep ’em coming!

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