You can do anything temporarily
Hope you’re well (and sane) over there! We started back school this week and wow was it something, lol… Ironically the hardest part wasn’t the schooling itself (it’s 100% virtual), but the realization that my 2 year old now needs one-on-one attention since his older buddies are no longer around to play anymore! Which is v. hard to do when you’re teaching and working at the same time!
But as Morgan Housel shares in one of my favorite reads this week – there are many forms of wealth, and the simple fact we’re all at home together – and safe! – are two major blessings to work on focusing on…While also keeping in mind that it’s all just temporary. And you can do ANYTHING temporarily, right??! (RIGHT??)
So no big projects going on over here at the moment, but I did manage to still add a new apparel line to PF Swagger as well as a SUPER fun interview of one of my favorite movements out there, so those features, as well as a bunch of other great reads I came across this week, are pasted below.
Here’s to staying afloat!
One-on-One with George Acheampong of Melanin Money via PF Swagger – An interview with the founder of one of my favorite apparel lines (and movements) I’ve come across lately! On a mission to help 100,000 people of color invest their first $1,000 💪💪
“Debt Ain’t It” Shirts and Merch from Rochelle Adamson – A budgeter who loves to travel, a traveler who loves to budget!
Alternative Forms of Wealth via Collaborative Fund — “You’re wealthy if… You have a level of independence that goes beyond money. You can cook for yourself, do your own laundry, change a flat tire, and be alone without getting bored.”
Thoughts on Turning 70 by Arianna Huffington — “We all know what matters in life — so why do we wait to act on it”
Vending Machines For The Homeless (Video) via @RexChapman — “In the UK, these vending machines have water, fruit and other basic items for the homeless to use access for free.”
How to Sell Feet Pics Online via Make Save Spend Give — “I’m gonna cut right to the chase. Yes, people will pay you for feet pics. I know you have questions, maybe you don’t even believe that it’s possible. Trust me I just spent 10+ hours researching this stuff, it’s true.”
How My Grandfather Saved Money via Your Margin Matters — “At the end of each day, Grandpa would toss any loose bills or change into the can. When he had enough, he would seal the top of the can and hand the entire thing over to the land owner – purchasing one parcel at a time.”
GaryVee Is Still Preaching the Hustle Gospel in the Middle of a Pandemic via Marker — “His message is what so many desperate people want to hear right now. It’s also dangerous.”
Buying Coffee Is My New Charitable Cause via Impersonal Finances — “Paying for a daily coffee habit is a go-to spend shaming exercise for many a mainstream personal financier. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve viewed this budgeting item in a different light.”
Google Comes Out With .new Domains! via Recomendo (a newsletter I started reading that gives you a heads up on 6 cool things a week) — “Google’s .new domains are exclusively reserved for action-based shortcuts, like doc.new for creating a new Google Doc… [or] “story.new” to create a new post on Medium or “sell.new” to create a new listing on eBay.”