Showcase: What Netflix’s Beef Taught Me About Financial Independence

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Here’s what we wanted to share with you this week.

The Real Cost of What We Buy. [Becoming Minimalist] — “If you want to become more intentional with your spending, here’s a truth that is helpful to keep in mind: Whenever we buy something, we’re deciding that it’s worth more than anything else we could have used that money for. You see, we only get to spend our money once.” (Submitted by J. Money.)

Make A Choice and Then Let Go. [Dinks on a Bus] — “When I was considering leaving my last job, I agonized over the decision. First, I told myself I’d only leave if the right job came along. And although it took me a little while, I did end up finding another job I’d consider leaving for. But even then, once I found it, I felt paralyzed. I worried I’d make a mistake by leaving. In my typical fashion, I made a pros and cons list. Even though I felt really good about the pros and cons list, that I’d thought of everything, it still didn’t seem to help me actually make a decision. So, I agonized some more.” (Submitted by Tarsha.)

What Netflix’s Beef Taught Me About Financial Independence. [Millennial Revolution] — “Have you ever been so angry you wanted to burn someone’s house down? If so, you’ll relate to the Netflix series “Beef”… I thought this was going to be mindless entertainment like the Tiger King feud between Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic, but it ended up being a deep, social commentary about life and unexpectedly made me think of how it relates to FIRE.” (Submitted by J. Money.)

Following My Heart Instead of Money. [One Frugal Girl] — “In college, I remember reading about choice overload and the struggle to make decisions when presented with too many options. Financial independence offers a world of opportunities. So which one do I take? (Submitted by J. D Roth.) 

School Is Not Enough [Palladium Magazine] – “In my examples, the individuals were all doing from a young age as opposed to merely attending school. And while they may not have wanted to work, the work was nonetheless something that they, their families, and society felt was useful, purposeful, and appreciated. In a sense, they had useful childhoods. Do children today have useful childhoods?” (Submitted by Jim Wang.) 

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