It’s the “Spring Ahead” edition of the Saturday Share Day! But there’s no spring in sight here! It’s snowing and we have a wind chill of 5 degrees in upstate New York. We’ve only shoveled a few times this year, so I’ll quit complaining! Here is this weekend’s round-up of posts. If you are a blogger, feel free to shoot me an email if you have a post you’d like me to consider sharing on a Saturday!
Did you catch the most recent post from Mr. Money Mustache? It’s actually about Mrs. MMM and her FIVE FIGURE Etsy shop! I loved her focus on learning, effort, creation and community building. And I highly respect her decision to keep her businesses separate from the blog. I can’t wait to read more about their Main Street building purchase too!
While Mrs. MMM is hustling, Jax from Project Beach Life explains 5 reasons why you might want to quit your side hustle. How is side hustling affecting you? Should you shift your focus?
People hustle hard to reach FIRE. In this post, Primal Prosperity made me think about my own definitions of FIRE. Shifting from fearing FIRE to becoming FIRE hasn’t been easy. What do you think of the descriptions used?
Done by 40 explained his financial resolutions for this year. The post caught my attention when he started explaining all of the things that needed to be fixed at their house before they list it. We are in the exact same mode right now – and it’s a little scary how many projects there are to do! I also loved their focus on determining end goals – “the silver lining of having to choose is that I get to figure out what’s really important to us”. Once you figure out your end goals, decisions are so much easier to make!
I skipped resolutions this year and I haven’t written any specific goals either. I prefer to focus on habits. Miss Mazuma’s on the “habit train” now too – and wrote a post about her shifting perspectives from seeking motivation to building habits. I may have to give that Productivity app a try too!
Speaking of productive…Did you see the post Fritz wrote about the couple that started saving really late for retirement? This was an excellent “real-life” read about a couple who started with $0 and retired 13 years later. They didn’t retire early, but they retired comfortably. An inspirational story – especially for those of you with very modest incomes!
J. Money also shared an inspirational post over at Budgets are Sexy. I think holiday cards are a huge waste of money too – but his holiday card hack will warm your heart. Funny how de-cluttering can inspire people in so many different ways!
Chief Mom Officer wrote a heart-wrenching and incredibly important post about a surgery her husband had that went terribly wrong. Just read it – and realize that this could be you or a loved one. She discusses the need for an emergency fund and emergency plan, along with having some difficult discussions – even if you are young. Things can go to hell fast.
And to end the sharing on a lighter note, Mr. Fire Station used the life wheel he created to describe his first year in early retirement. It certainly sounds like retiring was a great decision and that there is always something to learn and do! His comment “not working can be busy” certainly seems to be true! It makes me dream of being in early retirement right now 😉
Happy Weekend and don’t forget to Spring Forward too! (Who needed that hour of sleep anyway??)