It's getting HOT. Where's the rainy season?
Things are getting better for me work-wise, so there might be more consistent posts on the blog here going forward ;)
Here are this week's links:
This too shall pass: mental toughness.
A self-sabotaging millionaire interview.
Need to get to grips with this: why the next bear market may feel more painful.
An optimistic take: what's so good about Japan's demography?
What is best in life part CCCCVXII: money doesn't buy happiness.
Japan's maglev project makes for depressing reading: make mine maglev.
Wonder what this looks like in Japan: shares beat housing, even in Blighty.
This completely misses the point, IMHO: reversing Japan's demographic nosedive.
This reminds me of the tech guy who paid someone to sit next to him and slap him when he got distracted: digital wellness for grownups.
Howard Marks' latest memo: investing without people.
The only thing that counts is time on the mat: repetitions.
Success is a numbers game: tails you win.
Trust is a leap of faith, and sometimes you fall: Theranos lessons.
Some good links: what we're reading.
Even if you have enough money to stop working, you might find you don't: heigh ho, heigh ho.
A nice example of a portfolio (UK-based, but still interesting): how I invest my money.
This is why I am not cut out to be a landlord (too lazy!): recent expensive real estate costs.
Being aware of the stuff you don't need is one of the best things you can do for your finances and your happiness: material girl.
Diversification FTW: never fall in love with your favorite stock market.
If they get this right it will be huge: Apple is figuring out what's next.
My experience is that the concept of financial freedom is very much achievable: the concept of financial freedom is an unattainable chimera.
Checking your investments once a year sounds good to me, then you don't have to worry about liquidity: the original flash crash.
Sometimes it's okay to do suboptimal things with money: happily misbehaving.
Good news but still a long way to go: Japanese firms shift to clean energy despite state's cling to nuclear power.
Semi-retirement sounds good: the FIRE community needs to make room for semi-retirement.
This week's themes seem to be mental illness, not retiring after financial independence, and Japan's demographic and energy situations. Anything you enjoyed in there?