Interesting Weekly Finds – 12/24/18

Interesting Weekly Finds – 12/24/18

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Merry Christmas Eve all!

My weekly finds have themes relevant to the site: money, psychology, travel, and some funny finds.

[Dow falls 650 points] – If you’re far off from retirement, you’re probably not too worried with your buy and hold strategy. If you’ve retired early this year at the top of the bubble? Your sequence of returns risk is showing. Better start hedging, getting a part-time job, or reducing expenses. A 4% SWR might not save you at this point.

[The Great Texas Emu Bubble] – You’ve heard of Dutch tulipomania and no doubt, the Bitcoin bubble. But what about the Texas Emu bubble of the 90s?

[A translation of Bring Up Genius] – James Clear referred to Laszlo Polgar in Atomic Habits, as an example of someone who harnessed habits and discipline to achieve greatness. Read the Pareto translation of Bring Up Genius for some interesting thoughts on geniuses. I don’t agree with all his conclusions, but Polgar’s attempt to bring up 3 chess geniuses is an interesting experiment. I guess all child-rearing is trying your best to help them achieve happiness and their full potential.

[The Notecard System] – Ryan Holiday‘s notecard system for organizing everything you’ve ever read.

[Why You’re Angry For No Reason] – Anna Akana has an unusual YouTube channel. Lately, it feels like weekly psych lessons on your mental health, which is awesome with her witty and funny skits.

[Ken Jeong Interns At Vogue] – Because we all need some laughs with the way the stock market has been acting.

Do you have some interesting finds? Tweet them at me.

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One thought on “Interesting Weekly Finds – 12/24/18

  1. As someone who enjoys taking notes and writing down thoughts and tasks to keep my productivity high, I particularly enjoyed the notecard system!

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