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Link Roundup #99: 10 Things To Know This Week

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Accelerate your personal finance knowledge with this regular feature on Ringgit Oh Ringgit – the Link Roundup! I promise you’ll find these 10 links informational 🙂

1. How to Tell Your Boss You’re Quitting When You Like Your Boss – Hive

Cost of living is rising, and your salary can no longer cope with your commitments. You know you need to find a higher-paying job but you like your boss and don’t want to let her/him down. What do you do?

There’s only two outcomes: give in to loyalty, or… find out how to leave on good terms.

2. Finding a new job is possible — even when you’re burned out – Vox

It sucks that we live in a world where we still have to force ourselves to work even though we feel like shit because we need the money. Great tips from workplace well-being expert Jennifer Moss, author of The Burnout Epidemic: The Rise of Chronic Stress and How We Can Fix It.

3. The World Has Too Much Stuff – WIRED

Basically, the pandemic-caused supply chain issues freaked out retailers and consumers. Consumers ordered/bought more than they should, creating false demand and retailers stocked up more than they should, to avoid empty shelves and missing out on profit.

And now, there’s a bunch of stuff that retailers need to clear out, to consumers who no longer want (nor can afford) the items.

Free market, huh.

4. Everything you need to become happier, according to science – Fast Co

The world may have too much stuff, but nothing in this article says you need more stuff in order to be happy.

5. Woman Travels the World By Exchanging Cat-Sitting for Free Accommodation – My Modern Met

I’m happy for her but hurts to see someone else living your dream life :’)

By the way, I’m amazed by her cat-sitting business website, which also doubles as her portfolio. THAT’S how you show clients you are professional.

6. Introvert hangover: how to recover from social events – Psychologies

This analogy to explain difference between an extrovert and an introvert is perfect.

When I’m explaining the difference in energy levels to my clients, I use an analogy about an introvert waking up with five coins. In each social situation they encounter throughout the day, they spend a coin. By the end of the day, the coins are gone and they feel depleted,’ says Alison Rice, an introvert coach.

‘Extroverts wake up with no coins but gain one for each interaction, so by the end of the day they feel rich,’ Rice adds. Turning the phone to mute and curling up with a book is an introvert’s idea of bliss – and essential for conserving those coins.

7. How To Flip Furniture, Even If You’ve Never Done It Before –

Thought-provoking read.

8. How much money do you need to live in your own apartment in Japan? [Survey] – SoraNews24

SoraNews24 asked 377 respondents how much money is needed to move and live in Japan.

On average, you need 359,908 yen (~RM11,800) to get settled in, and 97,879 yen (~RM3,200) a month to cover monthly expenses, not including transportation, taxes, entertainment expenses and other individual wants/needs.

I don’t know what you can do with this info. Daydream, perhaps.

9. 36 Questions to Improve Your Self-Understanding – Psychology Today

I’m sure you want to find your ikigai, yes?

Well, the 36 questions in the article can help you figure out what you actually want. It’s an excellent exercise towards self-discovery, I recommend it!

10. I Made 13 Meals In Under 30 Minutes For 2 People On A $30 Budget – Delish

This is a great one for people who want to mealprep but hates eating the same things every day. June gave us a freakin’ MOVIE full of practical AND cheap meal-prepping tips and ideas. You might use completely different ingredients, but the creativity can be applied!

That’s it for this round, catch you next time! Want to submit a link you thought was great? Reach out to me on FB or Twitter.

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