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Weekend Reading | Saturday, August 27, 2022

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Neuroscientist: How Caffeine Works and What It Does to Your Body (Video)


Why I love coffee. (I have no idea how true any of this is, but it feels true).

Closing Down the Billionaire Factory


The world of private equity is a parasite on the US economy. Fees are hidden and too high; benefits are often falsified and too low. Finally, SEC Chair Gensler is trying to bring transparency to private equity.

Newfound Brain Switch Labels Experiences as Good or Bad


We are still learning so much about how the brain works. More evidence that the brain’s default state is negative and it takes an additive to flip the switch to, “Oh, this is fun.”

The Uphill Battle Women Still Face in High Finance

Harassment, double standards, and exclusion all add up to discrimination – plain and simple. We can do better.

Three Things That Stop Us Talking About Money Worries

We need to be more open about money. People are internalizing anxiety and fear without asking for help because we are embarrassed and fear the judgment of our peers. I’ve seen it all… and I’m happy to talk. Absolutely no shame.


Whatever your age, if you seek financial independence, then there are three things you need:

1. Your independence number
2. A resilient “all-weather” portfolio – what we call a Mindful Portfolio
3. A responsive withdrawal process – what we call Mindful Management 

If you are not clear about any of these items, I hope you will join us for our Financial Independence Bootcamp where we will answer each of these questions together. 

Always reading, always learning, Jonathan hand-selects these articles for readers each week. To view Jonathan’s curated articles from previous weeks, CLICK HERE.

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