Yesterday was a rather strange day for me. On one hand it was my 28th birthday, but we also learned that a friend and fraternity brother from college passed away yesterday as well. It was a gut-punch reminder that life is short and can move by quickly. It’s easy to get caught up in day to day little things that feel important until you’re reminded that none of it matters without the ones you love.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘Don’t Play the Victim’ – Tim Mullooly – Living With Money
- What happens in your financial life is up to you. There are plenty of circumstances that may seem insurmountable, but playing the victim certainly won’t help. I wrote about a few things that definitely won’t set you on a path to financial success.
‘Getting Emotional’ – Jonathan Clements – Humble Dollar
- In Jonathan’s latest post, he talks about how we shouldn’t be too quick to judge others’ personal finance decisions. There is an emotional element that plays into everybody’s decisions, and it’s not our place to judge.
‘Changing Lives with Personal Finance’ – Ben Carlson, Tyrone Ross – The Compound
- Personal finance lessons might be the simplest to learn, but they hold the most importance. Tyrone and Ben discuss the importance of financial education and how we can change the game to impact the most people possible.
‘Politics are Not in the Portfolio’ – Mullooly Asset Podcast
- Ep. 320 of the show, I spoke with Brendan and Tom about the upcoming election. Politics have never been a factor in how we build our portfolios at our firm, and they aren’t going to be moving forward either.