The Weekend Starts Here....

The Weekend Starts Here....

Image by FotoRieth from Pixabay

As much as there have been times this year when I’ve felt that time was standing still, it nevertheless seems crazy to think we are entering the last quarter of the year.  Yet here we are.  Only 33 days until the US election (and after this morning’s news let’s hope we’ll be spared any repeats of Tuesday night), and no doubt TV advertising is about to be taken over by adverts for Christmas.

I always hesitate before including links to COVID-related articles, but the fact is they are always among the ones which get the highest number of clicks.  So, to kick off this week’s smorgasbord, Here’s How the Pandemic Finally Ends  [Politico10 min read] (Based on the content of that piece it seems Europe may stand a good chance of coming out of this quicker than the US)

4 Simple Steps to Improve Your Financial Wellbeing  [Peter Lazaroff 3 min read]

“…an advisor can tell you the most important thing. Am I going to be okay? Can I live the type of life I want to live? that’s it. That’s the job.”  When Should I Use a Financial Advisor?  Michael nails it.  [Michael Batnick 3 min read]

This week marked the grim milestone of 1,000,000 deaths globally from COVID.  This is how we got here [The Guardian 5 min read]

No one Sees Their Own Blind Spots [Robin Powell / Carl Richards 3 min read]

Austin Kleon is a new find for me, and I’m really enjoying his blog. How the days of the week got their names [Austin Kleon 3 min read]

I’ve ummed and ahhed about including this next one too. Firstly, it’s a long read.  Secondly, it revolves around Turkish baths (though the photos astounded me at how beautiful they are) and thirdly it’s a sensitive subject matter.  In the end, I’ve decided to include it because I think it is beautifully written and is one of those pieces you can read and lose yourself in completely.  And you’re all over 18 so hopefully won’t be offended.  [Leslie Jamison 8 min read]

Anchoring & Adjustment in the Stock Market [Ben Carlson 3 min read]

Federal income tax payments by presidents in the first years of their administrations [Barry Ritholtz Chart]

And finally.  Let’s all admire this amazing dog who keeps ruining photoshoots [Jack Shepherd 4 min read]

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one.