Currently #8: Becoming a CFP(?), Freakonomics Radio, & reclaiming my time

You didn’t ask, I answered. I’M READING… Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau Despite my deep aversion to the word hustle (especially when preceded by the word side) here I am, reading Side Hustle. I just finished The $100 Startup by him and I’m reading these books not so much for my own projects, but because I’m always interested in what marketing/business/financial advice small business owners are finding useful. How are we talking about this stuff? What’s resonating...

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Budgets, buckets, and home equity according to Thaler

Welp, I’ve officially gone down the rabbit hole that is behavioural economics. Because I’m consumed by this ‘How do people money?’ question. How do people feel about, think about, and spend their money? I’m reading Thaler’s Misbehaving thanks to some great Twitter recommendations and I just got through section two on Mental Accounting, which was all kinds of up my street. Acquisition versus transaction utility, sunk costs and payment depreciation… you know, the good...

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Currently #7: How Should a Person Be, behavioural economics, and saving for NYC

You didn’t ask, I answered. I’M READING… How Should a Person Be? by Shelia Heti Okay, ~technically~ I’m currently reading Thrive by Arianna Huffington but I finished this one a couple days ago and have to mention it because it was SO GOOD. And because despite being halfway through Thrive I don’t have strong feelings about it yet… It had been a long time since I’d read anything close to fiction (my Goodreads is pretty solidly marketing/self-development...

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