Spring is here!
This weekend was a little... challenging, so the post was late this week. I'll try not to let it happen again!
Here are this week's stories and links:
Energy-efficient house builder awards.
Financial Samurai has a weird view of what a middle-class lifestyle looks like.
What are your default settings?
A new millionaire interview: I wouldn't mind being here in twenty-seven years time.
Career advice from Ben Carlson.
Really interesting (long) report by Bain: automation, demographics, and inequality.
Geoarbitrage: work remotely and live somewhere cheaper. Would this work within Japan?
Millenials want to buy stocks cheaply.
7 pillars to grow your finances. I'm working on #7 now.
I would love a version of Facebook that was run like Wikipedia.
Depopulate the Earth? This was our most commented link this week.
The Japan pension office continues to screw up.
The easy pickings in investing soon disappear.
The majority of older people in Japan are now 75+.
Time to delete Facebook? But then where would I post my links?
These five habits to build relationships are great: I've been doing number 3 for years.
Investment banking in the UK is not a refined environment.
Stock markets are supposed to go down as well as up.
Does anyone want to buy Facebook now?
Savings rate vs. time to financial independence.
Big FAQ about mobile phones in Japan.
11 tips from a millionaire.
Why we listen to bad forecasts by Morgan Housel.
The pitfalls of Air BnB in Japan.
Managing your investments in retirement.
Success is non-linear. I really find this to be true.
A nice millionaire interview: he has two principles, and he's sticking to them ;)
Seth Godin on AI: a succinct take.
The always excellent xkcd on why earning and saving are more important than investing, at least at first.
A semi-retirement story: I think this is what I am aiming for in the future.
Anything you like in there? Any good links we have missed?