Happy Sunday to all you readers of the internet. Hope you all are having an enjoyable weekend and looking forward to the week. As usual, this is the time of week that I tell you what’s going on around here (if you’re so inclined to care), and share some of my favorite posts of the week from around the worldwide. It was 70 degrees here in Nashville today- actually warm enough to wear shorts out. Not going to lie, felt pretty awesome and made me ready for spring and summer. Hence, the reason this isn’t getting posted until 7 PM local time. That, and we finished season 2 of House of Cards.
I wrote two posts this week, the first being my thoughts on doing what’s necessary when it’s you vs. the economy. I then shared how early retirement is actual, and how we are going about trying to achieve it.
Thanks to Sean over at Small Business Billionaire for sharing my post on how my wife and I are going to live so that we can retire at 40… although if we actually do that is still undecided. Be sure to check out his review of Republic Wireless while you’re over there. I see more and more bloggers switching to that after ditching AT&T or Verizon. Also, be sure to read about Sean over at 1500 days, featured in 10 questions and a pizza place.
Muchas Gracias to Charles from Getting a Rich Life for mentioning me in his Aloha Links. Charles has one of my favorite blogs, and this week had an awesome piece on What It Means to Be Poor in America. It really does provide some perspective seeing other countries and their levels of poverty. Excellent read, especially the point about how if you make over $34,000, you’re in the 1% of income in the world. We sometimes can’t recognize how well we have things here.
And I’m much obliged to Tonya over at Budget and the Beach for linking to me in her post on Why Do We Work So Hard? Definitely not just for a Cadillac, right? She also had a very frugal year. Very impressive.
As for a few more of my link picks from this week…
Erin at Broke Millennial wrote about how Roommates can be a financial nightmare. Totally true. I’m lucky enough to have avoided anything like that. Although Kevin and I were in a constant battle over the thermostat during the Summer. Nothing we couldn’t work out over some Del Taco, though.
Daisy from Add Vodka wrote about how changing where you live can prevent stagnation and make you happier. I think you need to do what’s in the best interest of your happiness, and if that means moving, that’s what you have to do.
Addison from Cashville Skyline posted about thriving with mental illness. A topic in need of more discussion.
And I missed this one last week, but Bridget had a very well written post over at Money After Graduation on declining fertility and contracting populations. Might not be from this week, but definitely worth your time.
That’s it for this week. As always, see you around the interweb.