Welcome to another issue of Lazy Sunday, where I curate the crap out of the latest financial independence, investing, and other internet stuffs so that you can FI and chill on a Sunday.
Favorite Blog Posts
Another epic post by Epic Quiver, covering his methods from hiding money from himself so that he saves on autopilot. I am an engineer, so clearly I did not make any of these mistakes… but looking back I wish I had. Here’s to not being accurate in your favor!
“Debt is a friend that visits every day and consistently kicks you in the crotch as you just lay there smiling on the ground saying, that’s okay, see you tomorrow.” The moral of the story? Get out of debt, it sucks!
GoCurryCracker rubbing in how great it is to be FIRE. You know, because it is good motivation for the rest of us slack asses. So read it, and work to achieve it my friends.
Favorite quote in this article: “Financial independence simply allows you to be more you. It accentuates you. It fills you out.” I can tell you after a day of having crisis after crisis thrown at me at work, I am a lot less me than I (or my family) wants me to be. Just more motivation to keep you movin!
For those of us with little mini-mes filling up our lives and brightening our days, this is a great article outlining the path to setting your kids up for retirement early. As in as soon as they can say hi and sell some lemonade, you can set them up with a Roth IRA. Not a bad idea if you are in a position to do it. I’m still trying to figure out how to pay for college times two. Baby steps.
Favorite Tweets of the Week
“If buying stuff hasn’t made you happy, maybe getting rid of it will.” – @joshua_becker
— J. Money (@BudgetsAreSexy) March 24, 2017
No thanks. pic.twitter.com/iYeKP8A7cf
— Mindful Cents (@MindfulCents) March 20, 2017
As you build wealth don’t imitate others. Lots of folks want to be @mrmoneymustache. He’s great but he’s not you. Nor am I. Be you.
— J.D. Roth (@jdroth) March 22, 2017
What is your collection? Think beyond stamps or coins… and then get rid of them. Open your eyes to waste, start eliminating it, and save money.
This guy. Great info on budgeting, and a bonus Google spreadsheets budget template in the comments! I used Google Sheets because it’s free, I can access it anywhere, and I sleep warm at night knowing Google all the intimate details of my life.
That’s it boys and girls. Until next week!