Financial Planning

Weekend Review April 11, 2021

Favorite Articles/Podcasts/Videos Ben Carlson – How Many Months’ Worth of Spending Do You Need in Your Emergency Fund? – “This is why rules of thumb in finance are basically impossible to apply to a wide swath of the population. Circumstances matter. How you approach the idea of a financial emergency in the first place matters. Your other financial backstops matter.…

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Weekend Review

Weekend Review March 28, 2021

Favorite Articles/Podcasts/Videos  Morgan Housel – Too Much, Too Soon, Too Fast – “A good summary of investing history is that stocks pay a fortune in the long run but seek punitive damages when you try to be paid sooner. Virtually all investing mistakes are rooted in people looking at long-term market returns and saying, “That’s nice, but can I have…

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Weekend Review

Weekend Review March 14, 2021

Favorite Articles/Podcasts/Videos Morgan Housel – The Fed Is Not Printing As Much Money As You Think “But before you dump life savings into gold and build a bunker, here’s the punchline: The huge majority of the increase you’re seeing in this chart is not money printing or new money creation. It’s an accounting rule change. Here’s what happened. The supply of…

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Weekend Review

Weekend Review March 7, 2021

Favorite Articles/Podcasts Nick Maggiulli: Being Honest About Your Investment Performance– “The only thing that matters is whether your portfolio is providing enough growth to meet your future financial needs. If you are unable to meet your financial needs with your current returns then, yes, underperformance feels terrible. However, your absolute performance is what you should care about. As I have written previously:”…

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