15 Oct The Weekend Starts Here....
Image by Albrecht Fietz from Pixabay
It’s starting to look as though a second lockdown is unavoidable in the UK (and elsewhere in Europe). Let’s hope a short ‘circuit breaker’ would be enough as I’m not sure a repeat of earlier in the year is achievable, and I dread to think of the effect that would have on my mum (and many other people living alone) not to mention the economy.
Maybe what we need are ‘quick and dirty tests.’ [ Tim Harford 3 min read]
I always look forward to ‘The Better Letter’ dropping into my Inbox each Friday, but last week Bob surpassed himself. A brilliant very personal letter. If you haven’t already, you really should subscribe. [ Bob Seawright 8 min read]
I belong to a book club and we had a new member join us recently, after losing her husband of 60 years. I was shocked when she said she hadn’t read a book for over 15 years. I can’t imagine a life without books. So this piece on why and how to read struck a chord [ Farnam Street 6 min read]
Bloomsbury’s strapline is ‘True Wealth is about more than money’, so this piece certainly resonated [ Humble Dollar 3 min read]
Which form of transport has the smallest carbon footprint? [ Our World In Data Infographic]
“It took me a long time to recognize the frustrated money manager within me, including when I WAS a money manager, and a non-frustrated one at that. And to be clear, I said “recognize”, not “eliminate” or something silly like that. No, we are ALL frustrated money managers.” Ben at his scathing best. [ Ben Hunt 2 min read]
A couple of things on Twitter made me laugh out loud this week. This one. And this one.
Don’t Take Personal Finance Advice From Billionaires [ Ben Carlson & Michael Batnick 2 min read plus 08:16 video]
“Watching my net worth number go up and down each month had been mildly entertaining, but it was seeing the free cash flows hitting my bank account, and having money remaining at the end of the month that left me feeling relieved.” A thoughtful piece on wealth and feeling rich. [ Indeedably 8 min read]
This Australian surfer had a near miss [ The Guardian 0:32 second video]
The ‘rewilding’ movement is gaining traction. In parts of Europe this means the return of ‘big beasts.’ [ BBC 5 min read]
And finally. 12 Wildlife Photos That Will Change Your Perspective
Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one.