Still enjoying the summer
I have to make a sudden trip to Europe, so posts might be late/missing over the next couple of weeks. Moushiwake arimasen (but at least I didn't falsify any quake safety data).
- The Japanese stock market is doomed because of financial illiteracy? Japan’s dying shareholders signal sombre outlook for its stocks.
- Bonds? Allow Myself to Contradict…Myself.
- I got seven: 7 goals to hit by 45.
- (Very) slow and steady: A Lost Decade of Dollar Cost Averaging.
- Fauxtomation: the automation charade.
- Nice (long) write-up of furusato nozei: Japan's Hometown Tax.
- This is why flights to Sweden go via Bangkok: Why the world’s flight paths are such a mess.
- Sadly I don't think we're going to see this: We need a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty – and we need it now.
- I like this guy's 10% rule: scale interview.
- Quit while you're ahead: Humble exits.
- Nice guide to kokumin nenkin (it is compulsory): Everything You Wanted To Know About Not Paying Pension.
- Fantastic inverview with Jeff Bezos (Amazon).
- The meaning of life? What I Learned About Life at My 30th College Reunion.
- People who invest make money in bull markets: World's billionaires became 20% richer in 2017, report reveals.
- I kind of hope there is a crash soon: Bearing gifts.
- Is a bear market coming? Ignore the signs.
- For most people saving is more important than investing: Where is the snowball?
- I'm going to add these to my annual review: Martin Short’s Nine Categories for Self Evaluation.
- An interesting dilemma: The locksmith's paradox.
- Really enjoyed finding this blog: Am I going to be okay?
- Annuities might be worth considering: The Annuity Puzzle: How Big is the Free Lunch Being Left on the Table?
What do you think? Anything good in there? I particularly enjoyed/was interested in #1, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 19, 20, 21. Think it's a pretty good lineup this week :)
And here are some books I finished/bought/started reading:
- Becoming the Black Belt by Roy Dean. This was better than his first book and I very much enjoyed reading it. Really want to know what happens next though.
- How to Fight a Hydra by Josh Kaufman (The Personal MBA). This book is about entrepreneurship and work, but it is also a literal guide to fighting a hydra. Thought-provoking and fun.
- The Jiu-Jitsu Answer Man by Roy Harris. Very knowledgeable FAQ about Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
- Gone by Michael Grant. First in a very popular YA (young adult) series. Checking it out for my reading program (but I also not-so-secretly enjoy reading YA fiction).