Hot hot hot
It is hot and seems to be getting hotter. I worry about what things will be like in a decade or two. For now, we are getting by using a fan and a circulator fan to keep the air moving!
Here are this week's links:
- Dual nationality in Japan: technically illegal, practically a grey zone.
- Interesting millionaire interview. Early mistakes and a reasonable 20% saving rate don't prevent wealth accumulation.
- This is great. Bottom-up progress: restaurant chains are taking the smoking ban into their own hands.
- The RetireJapan forum crossed 2,000 posts this week :)
- I don't think that word means what you think it means: Amazon as a Value Stock? Believe It.
- I suspect this guy also has good genes, but he's an inspiring role model: Why this 70-year-old feels like he’s 25.
- Socially responsible investing: Is Your Investment Portfolio Hiding Guns or Cigarettes?
- One last check before the next crash: Are You Sure Your Investments Are Appropriate For You?
- This seems to be accelerating: non-Japanese in Japan jump by record 170,000 to 2.49 million.
- I found this excellent: expresses something that seems true but I hadn't really considered before: 5 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Own Life (Without Knowing It).
- Interesting take on money: Anthony Bourdain Does Not Want to Owe Anybody Even a Single Dollar.
- Video discussing negative aspects of the Japanese workplace (with Glen Wood, the guy that sued Mitsubishi UFJ for paternity harassment).
- Some thoughts related to achievement: secondary stressors and tactile ambition.
- Some great links: what we're reading.
- The best time to start is twenty years ago. The second best time is today: any money in shares is better than none at all.
- A sensible checklist: the big questions to ask before you retire.
- Give children a head start with their finances: Don’t Punish Your Kids: Teach Them This Financial Lesson.
Anything good in there? I think #10 was my favourite, but there are half a dozen that I will be rereading today :)