The Weekend Starts Here...

The Weekend Starts Here...

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“The moral of this story is obvious. We all do better when we have something to aim at. “ This post taught me more about men’s urinals than I might have wished to have known, but it makes a good point  [Bob Seawright 3 min read]

This next piece is a reminder that life is about more than money. The attitudes Tony describes in his post mirror what I have experienced since moving to France 12 years ago. Maybe it’s the Latin blood. France, like Italy, is far from perfect but it is so refreshing to be part of a society which – to my mind – gets its priorities right. Live Rich, Die Poor  [ Tony Isola 4 min read]

In a few weeks, we’ll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.  I think that because this event took place when I was a young child it had a huge impact on me. The best book I read last year was the brilliant Rocket Men – the story of Apollo 8. Now, as we approach the celebrations for the Apollo 11 mission, an incredible website has been set up where you can re-live the entire mission, from one minute before take-off, in real time.

The Paradox of You  [Michael Batnick 2 min read]

“Often failure is simply failure, and a setback is exactly what it seems. But sometimes the obstacle that has been placed in our path might provoke us to look around, and perhaps to discover that a better route was there all along.”  The Doris Day Effect  [Tim Harford 3 min read]

The Seduction of Pessimism  [Morgan Housel 3 min read]

A great animation explaining how the stockmarket works  [4:29 video]

I read this next piece and I cried. Then I made my husband listen while I read it to him. By the end, he was crying. It’s a wonderful story – just have some tissues handy when you read it. Stay in the Game  [Drew Dickson 4 min read]

While those of us who follow an evidence-based approach find it so encouraging to watch the message being spread to more and more investors, we should maybe take a moment to remember that it’s not good news for everyone.  [Josh Brown 3 min read]

And finally. This last piece is, I promise, the best ‘How I Met My Wife’ story you will ever read  [Sixthformpoet 2 min read]

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