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Weekend Reading | Saturday, September 2, 2023

Featured Articles: Good Writing From Around The Web

Are People Generous When the Financial Stakes Are High?

If you were given $10,000, what would you do with it… if you had to report? …if you didn’t have to report?

Alternatives Have Been ‘Kryptonite’ to Alpha — At Least for Public Pensions

MORE evidence suggesting “alternatives” are bad portfolio additives.

Notes from Grief Camp


“Togetherness makes sorrow a little easier to bear.”

Plot Twists


Things will not work out how we plan because there are always surprises on the path. We plan anyway.

The (In)Accuracy of Market Forecasts

There is no evidence that market and economic forecasting works.

Own Worst Enemy

Good copy is often bad advice. If you read something exciting (or scary) –
even if it makes sense – don’t respond by trading your portfolio.


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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