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Weekend Reading | Saturday, October 15, 2022

Featured Articles: Good Writing From Around The Web

The World is Awful. The World is Much Better. The World Can Be Much Better.


Hold these three true thoughts in your mind at the same time –
without suffering cognitive dissonance or stimulating an outright conniption.

Incentives: The Most Powerful Force In The World


If you ever wonder why something is happening… look to the incentives.

A Short Story of Men


There is a crisis of masculinity.

How Do Americans Spend Their Money, By Generation?

The surprise here is how little the average American (of any generation) spends. Living in the Bay Area, it is a challenge to grasp “getting by” on so little.

Gardeners and Diners

Love this because it is true: “Not everyone needs professional financial help.” Even more important is the list of things that advisors can do for you that CAN add value. Note: Managing investments is really a very small part of financial advice.


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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