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Weekend Reading | Saturday, September 17, 2022

Featured Articles: Good Writing From Around The Web

Americans Are Terrible at Taking Vacations. Why Are U.S. Workers So Bad at Taking Time Off?


Even those who have vacation time use it sparingly. Life is short, we need to get serious about R&R.

The Best of Times


The joys of running a small business are in the lessons and in the many small wins.

What is Enough?


This is a function of the treadmill we are on – the richer we get, the more we believe we need.

The Midwit Trap

Everyone should pay attention to this – DIY investors, investors with advisors, and, perhaps most importantly, advisors. Falling for perceived brilliance in investing is a Midwit move.

The Impact of Uncertainty On Investor Behaviour

There is a difference between risk and uncertainty. Understanding the difference may be the key to accepting markets as they are without judgment (i.e. mindfulness).

Identifying Winning Funds Ex Ante: Is It Possible?

There is still – with hundreds (nay, thousands) of attempts – NO STATISTICAL EVIDENCE for the predictability of performance. Yet we persist (sadly shakes head; moves stage left).


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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