good linksWe are what we think.
We think about what we read.
There is so much that is unhelpful.
Let’s share some good bits.

What are you reading?

ICYMI – last week’s Good Links.

  1. Kindness, empathy, and humility… three simple secrets to overcome bias and jumpstart happiness. Dacher Keltner Reveals the New Rules of Power at Farnam Street.
  2. Everyone NEEDS to start being curious about this – How People Approach Facts and Information, from the Pew Research Center. How we trust and engage information and how much we are willing to learn greatly impacts our worldview.
  3. In a world of interdependence, we are all subsidizing others while at the same time in other places others are subsidizing us. Jonathan Clements explains a few of these in Subsidize Me. Excellent reference for decisions we can make for our own benefit.
  4. One Simple Thing from Audrey Monke of Sunshine Parenting is a monthly video series about how to improve The Parent-Child relationships in your own home. In March, she focused on Rediscovering Your “Authentic” Self.
  5. “Extremism, on both the right and the left, has undeniably risen in the past few decades. There are likely many complicated and overlapping reasons for this. But I’ll throw out one idea: that the maturity of the voting population is deteriorating. American culture is based on the indulgence of pleasure and avoidance of pain. American consumerism has become so good at indulging these childish impulses that much of the population has come to see them as rights.” Long excellent read: How to Grow The F**K Up: A Guide to Humans.
  6. I can’t help but think these thresholds for income are lower than anyone expects. An adjusted gross income (AGI) of just $79,655 you would be in the top quarter of US tax returns and only $39,275 puts you in the top half of all US tax returns. The data is thoroughly sliced and diced in this Winter 2018 IRS publication – Individual Income Tax Shares, 2015.
  7. The Financial Samurai discusses Wealth Management and asks When is it Time To Hire a Financial Advisor? When I want…

Some help,
Some re-assurance,
Some educated perspective,
Some behavioral support,
To focus on other things, or
To simply not think about it so much.

I’m not sure I was this direct, but Gary seems to have taken it to heart. As an entrepreneur or a sole-proprietor, it isn’t enough to have a successful venture. How do you turn that into a successful life? He shares our discussion in Your Financial Success.

Earlier on Happiness Dividend:
The Behavioral Risk of a Market Melt-up