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!
- A Year of Giving More by zencents
- Purchase Your Next Car Like a Teenage by zencents
- My Painful Podcast Adventure and Why I LOVE the Personal Finance Community by zencents
- Why I’ve Ditched My Car and Walk To Work Instead by The $76K Project
- August / September 2017 Personal Goals & Review by Minafi
- 10 Ways to Declutter Your Digital Life in 10 Minutes by Cait Flanders
- Michael Kitces – The 4% Rule and Financial Planning for Early Retirement by Mad Fientist
- FIRE 003: How to Build a Real Estate Empire in Your Twenties by FIRE Drill Podcast
- Tweets I’m making you scroll down to see… 😛
Updates at ZENCENTS
It’s been a busy week in my world, at the 9-5, and on this site. Really working hard to keep my blogging momentum going and so far it’s been paying off, at least in terms of satisfaction. This site is a hobby, and if it’s not fun or satisfying, then what’s the point?
For all of September, if you make any donation to the relief of Hurricane Harvey, I will add $10 to my donation. All you have to do is tell me by leaving a comment on my Year of Giving More post. If you’ve already made a donation, just post a comment telling me where and I’ll boost my donation by $10.
Two new posts last week:
I’m trying to get some more useful info out to you and this one’s been lingering for a while. I’ve gone off-and-on with how to present it, but just gave in and typed something up. This is likely a piece I will edit and grow – especially the associated Car Buying Workbook.
And something a little off-topic regarding my first attempt at being a podcast guest. It was pretty difficult, but I kind of want to do more. Thinking I’ll push for this in a 2018 yearly goal. For now I wait until this podcast drops so I can hear how I actually “performed.”
Going to get at least one post out this upcoming week and that’s my August Monthly Expense Report. My spending in August was near record-breaking, in the “it was really, really low,” kind of record. Excited to share it.
Anyway, let’s get you consuming some delicious content!
Really enjoyed this piece, Why I’ve Ditched My Car and Walk To Work Instead, over on The $76k Project about trading in her car commute for a pretty long walk to work. I am absolutely impressed by the walking 2.5 miles EACH way! So many great benefits to this trade in lifestyles – I’m a bit jealous. I am definitely looking forward to something like this whenever we move next. The closest I have now is being able to walk to the library – which is fair, but not like walking to work!
Adam at Minafi has a great site going. If you haven’t heard of it don’t worry, he is low-key marketing it as far as I can tell. His posts are all fantastic, and I really enjoyed reading his Goals update this month – the format and detail are superb. On a side note: Check back on his site Monday/Tuesday as he is launching a super cool interactive FIRE guide. It’s going to be mega awesome!
We all know Cait Flanders, but honestly, I haven’t been keeping up with her recently. Well, I am so lucky to have come across her post last week, 10 Ways to Declutter Your Digital Life in 10 Minutes. I am not usually a fan of “listicles,” but she absolutely crushed this one. I’ve bookmarked this one so I can continue to utilize her tips. Read it now! And she introduced me to the unsplash for chrome plug-in – AWESOME!
I ALWAYS get pumped when I get a notification for a new Mad Fientist podcast episode. Once again the Mad Fientist put out some killer content, and Michael Kitces research really shines. Absolutely worth the listen to get you pondering whether your 3% withdrawal rate is overkill. (Short answer: Yes. 3.5% should be solid.)
Another great listen this week – and a relatively new podcast. The “Fire Drill podcast was started by Gwen from Fiery Millennials and J from Millennial Boss.” Listened to the Guy on FIRE episode this week who really got me thinking about rental properties. But it certainly doesn’t fit my lazy investment attitude. Insightful interview – listen for some real estate wisdom.
New podcast alert! Not launched yet, but when I found out this was happening – OMG, excited! As they describe in their twitter bio:
When your cohost is a cartoon character. pic.twitter.com/hsC0KOLZ12
— The Fairer Cents (@FairerCents) August 30, 2017
Only because this response was hilarious.
Trading Places! The first movie that I saw boobs in!
— Mr. 1500 (@retirein1500) August 29, 2017
Have a productive Sunday and Happy Monday off!