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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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Weekend Reading | Saturday, December 24, 2022

Life Is Hard. And That’s Good | Surrendering Isn’t Giving Up: Why We Need to Accept What’s Happened | The Psychology of Prestige: Why We Play the Social Status Game | Overcoming the Myth of Separateness | 6 Conversations About Money to Have With Your Family Over the Holidays

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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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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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Weekend Reading | Saturday, November 5, 2022 Thumbnail

Weekend Reading | Saturday, November 5, 2022

How to Get Comfortable With Uncertainty and Change | There is No Timeline to Grief | Why Nancy Pelosi Sabotaged Wildly Popular Bipartisan Legislation | Retirement Can Mean a Loss of Identity — How to Bring Happiness to Your Next Act | Tailoring Your Portfolio When One Size Doesn’t Fit All

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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, August 27, 2022

Neuroscientist: How Caffeine Works and What It Does to Your Body (Video) | Closing Down the Billionaire Factory | Newfound Brain Switch Labels Experiences as Good or Bad | The Uphill Battle Women Still Face in High Finance | Three Things That Stop Us Talking About Money Worries

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Weekend Reading | Saturday, August 6, 2022 Thumbnail

Weekend Reading | Saturday, August 6, 2022

On Sarcasm | Misinformation Is Here To Stay (And That’s OK) | A Flaw in Human Judgment: How Making Decisions Isn’t As Objective As You Think | The Disastrous Record of Celebrity Crypto Endorsements | What Do You Spend Money On? Lessons From Our Clients About Spending that Brings True Joy

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3 Melt-Up Triggers & 2 Bear Market Positives

There is a lot of negative news out there right now. Inflation is the worst it has been in 4 decades, there may be a recession around the corner, supply chains are still problematic. When will it end? I don’t know, but I’d be careful about getting overly swept up in it.

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The Market and Economy in Q2 2022: Perspectives and Principles Thumbnail

The Market and Economy in Q2 2022: Perspectives and Principles

The best way to completely destroy any chance for lifetime investment success has historically been to sell one’s quality equity portfolios in a bear market. In Warren Buffet’s words, it is wise for investors to be “fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.”

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It’s Officially a Bear Market

Historically, it seems the primary function of financial journalism (perhaps all journalism) is to scare us out of our wits. We have been reminded of this almost hourly since the S&P 500 entered official “bear market territory” on Monday, June 13th by closing 20% below its previous all-time high set in January of 2022.

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