If you follow me on Twitter at @sage_cupo you already know that I’m a voracious reader and I truly enjoy sharing what I’ve discovered with my followers. Today I want to share some of the articles I read this month that I think our blog readers might find interesting, useful and fun.
- Which Side of the Argument Are You On? (Ben Carlson with A Wealth of Common Sense) “There will always be two sides to every argument in the financial markets. And most of the time both sides are wrong and the market just does what it wants to do.”
- Why the Stock Market Makes You Feel Terrible Every Single Day (Ben Carlson with A Wealth of Common Sense) “The one rule I have is I give very general instructions to my financial advisor, and then I don’t monitor it. I think that’s good, both because it causes more anguish than pleasure, on average, and because you’re tempted to make stupid decisions if you monitor things too closely.” – Daniel Kahneman“
- Here’s a Money-Making Strategy: Save More (Carl Richards) “By asking ourselves different questions, we very well could end up with a better life.”
- A Beginner’s Guide to Repaying Student Loans (Ron Lieber with The New York Times)
- Peyton Manning and Investing Success (Roger Wohlner with The Chicago Financial Planner) “Thrive on discomfort, ask questions, move on after a bad day, invest in a coach to keep you growing.”
- The 3 People You Must Hire Right Now (Russ Thornton with Wealthcare For Women) “While we still need to plan for an uncertain future, I believe that it’s important to strike a balance between a comfortable and confident tomorrow and a great today.”
- Anne Lamott on Priorities and How We Keep Ourselves Small by People-Pleasing (Maria Popova with brain pickings) “What if you wake up some day, and you’re 65… and you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life?”
- What America Spends On Groceries (planet money) “We spend less of our money on groceries than we did 30 years ago.” “We now spend a much bigger share of our grocery money on processed foods.”
- Always Hungry? Here’s Why (The New York Times) “What if it’s not overeating that causes us to get fat, but the process of getting fatter that causes us to overeat?”
- Treat Your Virtual Inbox Like Your Real Mailbox (99U) “Treat your email inbox like a physical mailbox. You don’t go out to your mailbox box ten times a day, grab a few things from it to deal with and leave the rest sitting there.”
- This article was a real favorite; I wish I had read this when I was young oh so long ago. A Guide for Young People: What to Do With Your Life (Leo Babauta) “Learn to be good with discomfort. Overcome distraction and procrastination. Build something small. Become trustworthy. And more…
- The “Should I Buy This?” Decision Map
Sage Serendipity: Because when you need a break, there’s nothing better than cat videos… 19 Things You Didn’t Know Cats Could Do.
Recognize these two?