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Weekend Reading | Saturday, February 5, 2022

Featured Articles: Good Writing From Around The Web

How the Great Zen Master and Peace Activist Thich Nhat Hanh Found Himself and Lost His Self in a Library Epiphany

I wasn’t formally Thich Nhat Hanh’s student, but I spent many hours with his teachings both in grad school and for years beyond. His peaceful heart will be remembered and missed.

The Case for Vanguard

Vanguard has come under pressure for both customer service problems and perceived changes in direction (introduction of newer “active” portfolios). While they must adapt to an ever-changing environment to remain vibrant, I see no evidence that they have lost their way.

Simple Heresy

Complexity sells; Simplicity Pays.

I Am a Meme Now — And So Are You

Vulnerability is your best shot at happiness. If you pretend, and are loved for it… you will know you are a fraud.

Opinion: I Read a Week’s Worth of Newspapers from 1921. It Was Comforting How Wrong They Were About What Mattered.

It really isn’t the big deal we believe it to be. “Imagine your descendants peering back in surprise across the centuries, chuckling at the sight of you passionately arguing some historical irrelevancy.”

Why More Americans Than Ever are Starting Their Own Businesses

Time to take the leap! I like to think that the growing number of blogs and podcasts discussing money and entrepreneurship (Like Mindful Money) has people talking openly about the benefits and challenges of running your own show.


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3. A responsive withdrawal process – what we call Mindful Management 

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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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