Sunday Shorts 15


Sunday Shorts is your weekly personal finance (mostly) content roundup at zencents. It’s a showcase for all of my favorite content from the past week, that I know you will enjoy too!

Here’s the agenda for today:
  1. Some updates around the site and life tidbits.
  2. My favorite personal finance content of the past week (blogs, videos, podcasts, books,  poems, artwork… )
  3. A smile + inspirational quote and you get back to the rest of your Sunday.

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Early Retirement Will Not Make You Happy!


There is absolutely no argument about the universal appeal of a lifestyle that offers endless summer. Just imagine a life free of burdens so you can enjoy your time, in whatever manner you please – that’s what I mean by endless summer. For all of us who are pursuing Financial Independence and especially those set on an Early Retirement, the goal is to get to endless summer quickly so we can “get on with our lives.” But, if you are like me, you are chasing that dream with a fair amount of reckless abandon and probably giving that future self too much power over your lifestyle of today.

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Sunday Shorts 14 – Late Risers Edition


Have you ever had one of those weeks that passes slowly, but when you look back you don’t remember all the details? Yeah, me too. As such I kind of got a little behind on posting this week, so this personal finance roundup might be a few hours later than normal. Sorry for the delay – I know you were waiting! 🙂

Let’s get on with it before the day is over.

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I started on my journey to financial independence not long ago, around the end of 2014. Much like compound interest, my investment in financial independence (and early retirement) exponentially grew with each tidbit of knowledge I consumed. Looking back, I can’t even imagine how many blogs I ripped through; devouring their content like my cat eats her breakfast. (Imagine a tuxedo colored vacuum sucking up all the food from a tiny dish in a few seconds.) Unlike many who come across the path of financial independence, my journey started with a gift! A gift I can only imagine my wife now regrets. 🙂

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Monthly Expense Report, July 2017


Where is the summer going? I had this big long list of projects to accomplish in the warm weather, but now summer is slowly disappearing! (Not to mention all the days of hammock reading I’ve been missing out – why does it always rain on the weekends?!)

July came and went. Honestly, I cannot recall too much of what happened. Apparently nose to the grindstone at work makes for dull memories. Luckily, I can review my line items in YNAB to reminisce about last month. So let’s get moving onto the July Monthly Expense Report to see what victories, and mishaps, took place in the world of zencents.

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