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Weekend Reading | Saturday, March 5, 2022

Featured Articles: Good Writing From Around The Web


Can I Afford to Take a Sabbatical?

A great article on the EP Blog by our very own Carrie Sax. We all want to take a sabbatical, but the question is… “Can I afford to take a sabbatical?” Read it and find out.

9 Reasons Why Active Investing is Difficult

We’ve been talking about Passive Tools and Simple Rules… but we all hear the siren’s song. Here are 9 reminders for passive investors who feel they might, for the slightest moment, be missing out on something.

How To Get Better at Making Every Type of Decision

One reason that creating a financial plan (thoughtfully and rationally), and sticking to that plan when it gets emotional, is so important to long-term financial outcomes.

Tech Selloff Hints at Deep Cracks in Glamour Stocks

This is why we stick with the idea of owning good businesses. Value and profitability go out of favor for a while when other things seem sexier… but they always come back into vogue eventually.

NIMBYism Reaches Its Apotheosis

Another Berkeley story becomes national news. What can you do when a small city is overrun annually by an ever-increasing number of students? I don’t think forcing lower admissions is the right answer. What do you think?

How COVID Stole Our Time and How We Can Get it Back

We have a lot fewer hours than we think to do the things we love and to spend time with the people we care about. Make sure your choices acknowledge the time limits.


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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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