What makes you itch? Weekend reading worth jumping into

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We love to read and share – here’s some notable things from the last week covering life, investing, planning, financial literacy for kids and caveman living plus a look at what we were up to this time last year.


From ZenHabits on learning to live in the present – The Time When We’ll Be Present & Content

“That great tradition and body of wisdom was accidentally tossed aside in the late 1940s. It’s worth reviving and modernizing it.” – David Brooks – When Cultures Shift

Conditional love and it’s impact on children – Love and Merit

Growing generational divisions are a worrying millennial shift


The markets reward discipline – try to avoid making you the biggest threat to your portfolio – The Biggest Threat To Your Portfolio 

Swedroe on hedge fund performance – Mystery Of Hedge Fund Survival

A story evidencing the virtues of diversification – Cast in Iron

What would you do with an extra $250,000? Give it to your bank’s mutual fund department? – What would you do with an extra $250,000?

Patience needs to be measured in decades – The Impact of the Tech Bubble on Future Returns

Things People in the Finance Industry Don’t Want You to Know


Always be thinking about buffering yourself for a crash – Are We In Another Financial Bubble? Valuations Look Stretched

Budget sees changes to TFSAs, RRIFs & new tax credits for seniors

Why some insurance policies are more expensive than others?

Wisdom from Behaviour Gap – Do your Values Align with your Money & Time?

You can actually increase your contribution to your TFSA right now rather than waiting for the law or the next election – Bump-up for TFSA in 2015 doesn’t have to wait for the budget to be passed

Financial literacy for kids

Talking to your kids about money – cool infographic – Kids & Cash: Tips for Managing the Piggy Bank

Caveman Living

From Marks Daily Apple – How to Get Your (Health) Groove Back

This time last year

Roping Sheep
Olive learning sheep roping with gaucho Mario on the estancia in Uruguary