Sunday Shorts is the Zencents version of a weekly content roundup, primarily focusing on personal finance. It’s a showcase for all of my favorite blog posts, podcasts, twitter discussions, etc. from the past week, that I know you will enjoy too!
Updates at Zencents
If you’ve donated in relief of Harvey, Irma, Maria, etc. please leave a comment telling me who you donated to on my A Year of Giving (More!) post. If you do, I will donate an extra $10 at the end of the month. Just leave a comment and I donate $10!
In other news, I’ve been absolutely swamped at home and work. Sadly, that has meant no posting from me – and very little time on Twitter. 😛
Part of the good news – some of that “swamp” is crushing projects out of the park, an odd uptick in contacts from head-hunters, lots of birthdays, and getting chores done at home. Winter is coming! (But first my favorite season – FALL!)
Hopefully, come October I will find some extra time each day for writing and creating content. At the very least I’ll be posting my monthly expenses, but I feel much happier when sharing more personal, thought-provoking content.
Absolutely amazed by the results Guy on FIRE achieved with his giving post! Collectively, he garnered $15,000 towards Harvey relief. THAT IS MIND BOGGLING! Good work!
I love following the story at Eat the Financial Elephant and this August update was right in line with some of my current thinking. First quote: “even small amounts of “post-retirement” income radically change the retirement planning equation.” So true, and this is currently part of my plan. BUT, I haven’t really baked into my numbers yet – I should, retirement could be sooner than expected. Number two, read the companion piece for the full effect: http://www.caniretireyet.com/redefining-retirement/
This post by 99to1percent is soooo inspiring! In the early stages of FIRE enthusiasm, it’s really easy to focus on the outflow of cash – your expenses. We have the most control over these and can get a series of wins instantly. But, incoming cash is important too (to a degree). Focusing, on career advancement and listening to offers is important. It’s something I’ve picked up on last year when job searching. Something I need to do better: highball your expected salary – you’ll be surprised at the results.
I’m sooo glad I got back into reading Cait Flanders – everything she is doing is engaging my desire for more from life. (Often through less!) She sent an email this week (go get on her newsletter) about Mindful Hiking. I am always trying to stay in the now and noticing everything happening around me, but it’s all too easy to fall back into my train-of-thought. Her emails are nice reminders of this practice and I really appreciate them.
Love this. 🙂
What would be if companies started thinking and acting like people, and people started acting and thinking like companies?
— K.P @ Hungry Being (@hungry_being) September 21, 2017
Well, that’s all I’ve got for today. Back out of the digital realm and into the “real world” for some fun Sunday activities. Be seeing you soon!