Weekend Reads: Week of October 29

Another weekend and another weekend reads!

As usual, pour yourself a mug of your favorite coffee or tea, find your favorite spot in your house and get ready to enjoy the weekend reads:

 

Money Rolls

 

Millennials Will Be The Richest and Happiest Generation Ever by Financial Samurai. How much would you pay to be young, fit, and full of hope again? $50,000 to be permanently 10 pounds lighter and $200,000 to be permanently 20 pounds lighter? Wouldn’t it be so amazing to eat all you want and never gain weight? How much would you be willing to pay to be 5 or 10 years younger? For those who were born in 1981 or later should cherish their youth. It’s more valuable and awesome than they realize!

Money Doesn’t Matter If Everything Else Sucks by Sarah Von Bargen. How many times has someone wisely intoned “Money can’t buy happiness” at you? And how successfully have you stifled the urge to say “That’s hilaaaaarious because I’ve got a $700 flight to Greece in my cart right and that looks A LOT like happiness, my dude”?

What is Your Archimedes Lever by The Biglaw Invester. How can we take advantage of seemingly insignificant force to effect a big change in our lives? Archimedes understood the power of applying the right pressure at the right place. He was so confident in ideas he said: “Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth.” And while this could easily devolve into an article about financial leverage, that’s not the point. The point is to get us thinking about how certain actions have a big impact on our lives.

Stocks Aren’t Risky (But You Are) by The Resume Gap. Let’s say you’ve worked hard to build your income and spend less than you earn, and you’re growing your savings with each passing month. Maybe you’re experimenting with new, borderline-uncomfortable levels of frugal living. Perhaps you’ve even started building a side hustle or two to boost those savings even more. Nicely done! With all those dollars left over, you have a choice to make: where do you put them? If you’re still holding high-interest consumer debt, the answer is pretty easy. But once you’ve emerged into net worth-positive territory, the choices get more complicated.

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