The end of November
Eeek, it's almost 2019. Where did the time go?
Here are this week's links:
- How are you deceiving yourself? House prices, mental accounting, and leaky buckets.
- Time to get your taxes in order? Japan's tax agency gears up to pursue hoarded funds abroad.
- Woooah: Japan's economy has a $5 trillion problem.
- I'm thinking of using 4-5% of portfolio, not changing for inflation: Revisiting the 4% rule.
- The government seems to be acting in bad faith by fudging the stats: Wrangling over planned shake-up of Japan’s immigration control law intensifies after government admits to data errors.
- I like The Escape Artist: Can anyone retire in their 30s? Meet the people who say yes.
- This petition seems fair: Stop denying my mum and 520,000 Brits their full UK Pension.
- It's basically just the oil price: Japan’s inflation held steady at 1.0% in October, but could wane in coming months.
- This was a fairly predictable development: Gov't plans to raise working age limit to 70.
- I try to avoid building up stuff, but I can't say I am completely innocent: we're stuffed.
- This offer wouldn't last two minutes in Japan: Ukraine bank offers 21% interest rate for doing 10,000 steps a day.
- The Japanese government continues to go backwards on renewable power: Gov't threatens to cut solar power subsidies.
- Interesting online game to teach about various investments: build your stax.
- Iterate to succeed: how to overcome your fear of failure with the Bucky method.
- Cutting costs is important for individuals as well as businesses: Let's talk about startup costs.
- The world is not flat: Where's the edge?
What do you think? Anything good in there? I enjoyed #1, #6, and #13. I think #3 and #9 could be significant in the long run.
And here are some books I finished/bought/started reading:
- Columbus Day (Craig Alanson) from last week grew on me as I went through it. It still seems kind of dumb, but it's become enjoyable dumb.