The top hand-picked financial independence, intentionality and mindful productivity ideas for remote workers and freelancers
🧠 Idea to Explore
"Since 2009, investors have been able to make lots of money relatively easily.

However, to expect double or triple-digit annual returns going forward is not wise…

…The more we can plan for suboptimal situations, the smoother our existence. Therefore, here are some things all of us should do if the Fed doesn’t save us."
There’s a lot of chaos in the world right now. It’s wise to be prepared for multiple scenarios — financially and otherwise.

If you enjoyed this piece by Financial Samurai and you're looking to pursue tip #2, here’s a list of 20 of the best side hustle opportunities (also by Financial Samurai).
👏 Recommended
Social media feeds are notorious for stealing attention (and, thus, time).

The best way to make sure you don’t get your attention stolen? Make sure you don’t even see the biggest attention stealer: the endlessly scrollable, always novel newsfeed.

News Feed Eradicator is a free Chrome extension (also available for Firefox) that eliminates your news feeds, so all you've got access to are notifications and messages. Huge time saver.
“Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

It’s cliché — but like most clichés, it’s a cliché for a reason. And that reason is this: one of the best ways to experience more freedom right now (vs. waiting until retirement) is to thoroughly enjoy your work.

But how do you know what type of work you most enjoy? 🤔

It turns out there are 10 core types of work that make people come alive. They’re called Sparketypes — and when you find yours, you can use it to systematically infuse more joy into your work.

This podcast episode will help discover your Sparketype — so you can start using it to experience more freedom now.
Interested in crypto, but not sure where to start?

One of the easiest ways to dip your toes into the world of crypto investing is to use an app like Nexo to buy — and earn interest on — stablecoins like USDC (USDC is pegged to the USD, so it’s much less volatile than most cryptocurrencies).

Nexo's current USDC interest rate is 8% — many times higher than what you’d earn in the highest-yield traditional online savings accounts. 

Note: when you use the links above, you’ll get $25 in free Bitcoin when you top up $100.

(As always, this isn’t financial advice — invest at your own risk.)
🌈 Unrelated
There’s something about small spaces used well that’s just so satisfying.

This channel is full of inspiring, beautifully shot and thoughtfully designed small spaces.*

*YouTube rabbit hole trigger warning
Want more high-quality reads? I highly recommend RefindYou tell it what you like reading about, and it serves up 7 great links each day — for free. (I use it daily!) 

There are no higher-ROI investments than the ones you make in yourself. CreativeLive offers curated, expert-led classes on investing, entrepreneurship, life design and more. (And right now, they're offering $50 off all-access class passes.)

Side note: My goal with this newsletter is to share at least one idea in each issue that helps you create more financial security, time freedom and/or joy in your WFH life. If there’s anything I can do better, let me know — I would 💌 your feedback. Just hit reply.
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