24 Jul The Weekend Starts Here....
AT LAST, I feel as though I can totally relax. A cracking game of football, then Jordan Henderson – almost a month after we won the League – finally got to lift the trophy. And this man. Legend.
“Though I can’t prove this, I suspect many people try to save a lot of money because somehow, in their subconscious, this helps guarantee them a longer life.” Embrace Fate Before It Embraces You [Tony Isola 3 min read]
“In the search for happiness, we often confuse how something looks with how it’s likely to make us feel. This is especially true when it comes to our homes. If we want to maximize happiness, we need to prioritize experiences over appearances.” Appearances vs Experiences: What Really Makes Us Happy [5 min read]
“Lots of people in our industry like to assume investing has been “Democratized,” and while we all wish it were so, it is a misguided, overly optimistic perspective.” The Myth of Democratized Investing [Barry Ritholtz 4 min read]
“Active management has become like a game of musical chairs where it makes sense to hover close to the chairs at all times, rather than risk being at the other side of the room when one is pulled away.” [Joe Wiggins 3 min read]
I think I’ve mentioned before how much I dislike the term ‘the new normal’. We can’t go back. We have to move forward and decide how we can be better. The Goal Should Not Be The New Normal [2 min read]
The generational wealth gap. And how millennials can close it. [Ben Carlson 4 min read each]
I doubt that many people will want to continue to work from home permanently, five days a week, but this scenario seems perfectly likely and would work for many business owners and their employees. [5 min read]
“If you don’t understand the very basics of personal finance and money management, the best vehicles and products in the world won’t help bad behavior.” You Can’t Take a Financial Mulligan [Tim Mullooly 3 min read]
“A passive fund manager is like a gullible dragon on Dragons’ Den” an active manager posted on a social media the other day. “They say Yes to everyone, as soon as they step out of the lift”.” Here’s why that point of view is a complete red herring. [Robin Powell 5 min read]
And finally. This struck me as one of those bonkers stories that could only exist in a country as ancient as England. The Ceremony of Quit Rents [4 min read]
Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one. I’m starting a two week ‘staycation’ tomorrow, so the blog will be taking a break too.