TGGC #64: Writing a birthday list & making better financial decisions with Sarah von Bargen

Sarah Von Bargen is a writer and teacher who believes that everyone and everything is interesting. She helps her people live easier, more intentional, more interesting lives through courses, articles, and incredibly doable suggestions. We had a really fun chat about so many things, including her thoughts on the recent US presidential election, writing a new things list, a simple trick for being more productive, and how we can stop making regrettable purchases once and for all.


In this episode we discuss:

  • What the US election has changed for Sarah
  • Using the Pomodoro Technique to be more productive and happier with with
  • What Sarah’s working on these days
  • Her writing process
  • Why she started writing her New Things List when she was turning 30
  • How she decides what to put on her list
  • Sarah’s rituals for getting ready for new year
  • How she evaluates what to spend her money on
  • A simple practice for determining whether you’re spending if you’re spending money on things that make you happy and to stop making regrettable purchases
  • Tips for saving up for a big purchase, like a holiday, when it feels like money is tight


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