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Weekend Reading | Saturday, January 7, 2023 Thumbnail

Weekend Reading | Saturday, January 7, 2023

What Makes Life Meaningful? | Sunday Firesides: Everyone’s Just Trying to Make It in the World | How Emotionally Intelligent People Turn Frustration and Stress Into Fulfillment and Achievement | The Best Way to Deal with Dissatisfaction (It’s Not What You Think) | How To Want Less

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Holiday Letter 2022

As I wrote this in the run-up to the holiday season, markets seemed to be on the mend from the bear that started January 3rd, the air was coming out of the inflation balloon, and talk of recession probabilities was the new crisis du jour (it ALWAYS has to be something). The biggest surprise to me is always that anyone is surprised by these things...

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Podcast: Earn & Invest | Acting vs Reacting - Are You Mindful About Money? with Jonathan DeYoe Thumbnail

Podcast: Earn & Invest | Acting vs Reacting - Are You Mindful About Money? with Jonathan DeYoe

Doc G of the Earn & Invest Podcasts talks with Jonathan DeYoe of Mindful Money about how to be thoughtful about what our financial framework is meant to support. Jonathan takes us through his pillars of happiness and how to use them to create a financial plan that serves our unique goals in life.

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60/40 Portfolio Demise Talk Is Premature

To borrow from Churchill, “The balanced (stock/bond) portfolio is the worst form of investing known to man, except for all the other forms.” Those people who are suggesting – based on its immediate past 1-year performance – that the 60/40 portfolio is dead are probably trying to sell something that isn’t a balanced stock/bond portfolio.

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Weekend Reading | Saturday, November 19, 2022 Thumbnail

Weekend Reading | Saturday, November 19, 2022

Expectations and Reality | Life is Too Short? Bereaved Managers and Investment Decisions | Daily Meditation May Work As Well As a Popular Drug to Calm Anxiety, Study Finds | Rupert Murdoch Knees Trump in The Balls While He’s Doubled Over Coughing Up Blood | Ballerina Music Box

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[VIDEO] Smart Money Circle Podcast | Jonathan DeYoe, Sr VP @ EP Wealth Advisors w $15.1B AUM & Mindful Money Founder Thumbnail

[VIDEO] Smart Money Circle Podcast | Jonathan DeYoe, Sr VP @ EP Wealth Advisors w $15.1B AUM & Mindful Money Founder

SVP Jonathan DeYoe joined the Smart Money Circle podcast to discuss how wellness and spirituality tie into investing your money and happiness.

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Want To Increase Your Investing Confidence? Know What You Own

For me, worrying isn’t just a sense of anxiety. It is a push to learn more. After I did some research and learned a little bit about how earthquakes work, I wasn’t worried about them anymore (or, at least, I worried less). Earthquakes and the fear of earthquakes are a pretty good stand-in for “market volatility.”

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Visual Capitalist Animation: The Largest Public Companies by Market Cap (2000–2022)

Stock selection is hard because leaders change hands. 25 years ago Apple was nearly bankrupt – and if it wasn’t for Microsoft’s last-minute investment, it would have gone under. Now it is the largest company in the world (by market cap). This is one reason that academics (and evidence-focused advisors like me) suggest that owning a broadly-diversified index of stocks in a low-cost vehicle like at ETF makes an enormous amount of sense.

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[VIDEO] Real Estate Investor's Club Podcast | The Foolproof Path to Wealth Isn’t What You Think with Jonathan DeYoe Thumbnail

[VIDEO] Real Estate Investor's Club Podcast | The Foolproof Path to Wealth Isn’t What You Think with Jonathan DeYoe

In real estate investing, lack of financial literacy is deadly. Investors who don’t have a fundamental understanding of basic financial concepts like risk tolerance and return expectations are destined to make costly mistakes... or worse, to go bankrupt! But it's not all doom and gloom — financial literacy is something that can be learned.

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Reading List

Mindful Money - broadly sharing basic financial education and presenting the simple actions that enable and inspire wealth-building - is my "Second Mountain." This is the purpose of this reading list. These are the core books that have helped me establish my own set of financial beliefs and behaviors that can work for anyone who is climbing their own mountains.

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Weekend Reading | Saturday, October 1, 2022 Thumbnail

Weekend Reading | Saturday, October 1, 2022

The World Really Is Getting Better | Does Mindfulness Get in the of Making Amends? | 11 Ways to Encourage Mindfulness for Kids | Passive vs. Active Investing: Why Passive Wins | New Study Shows 20 Years of Failure for Active Managers | Mindful Investing: Better Investing Outcomes; Less Suffering

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This Is What It Feels Like To Buy Low

The great companies of the US and the World are on sale. That sale may (or may not) get better. If it does get better, it won’t get that much better. There will be some point in the not-too-distant future where we look back at today – the September retest of the June low – and say, “I wish I would have invested then.”

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Weekend Reading | Saturday, September 10, 2022

Five Lessons from History | How to Avoid the Envy Trap | Counting Another Person’s Money | The Effect of College and University Endowments on Financial Aid, Admissions, and Student Composition | We Don’t Have a Hundred Biases, We Have the Wrong Model | Key US Growth Measures Diverge, Complicating Recession Debate

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