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Monday, May 1, 2017

Wander Reading #14

Posted by Tim Stobbs on March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Here’s your weekly list of links that I’ve enjoyed.

Trent has an interest question from a reader about why should anyone believe a word a personal finance blogger writes.

Syd talks about reflections on boredom in retirement.

FT looks at the historic returns for the market to remind us why we invest for the long haul.

Canadian Capitalist has a great set of links from Derek Foster on how he SOLD IT ALL! So much for buy and hold forever guru!  What’s even more interesting is he is still selling his first book: Stop Working. Obviously this guy has never studies rhetoric to understand he authority on the subject is shot to hell.  Mmm, maybe it’s time to see if Mr. Foster will do a follow up interview with me.  What do you think?

The Financial Blogger asks do you have what it takes to make money online?

Brip Brap has an excellent post on the loss of identity when you leave a job.  It also applies well to retiring.

Zen Habits talks about a sustainable life of less.  This post is just right up my alley.


4 Responses to “Wander Reading #14”
  1. Thanks for the mention Tim!

  2. Thanks for the link Tim. Somehow I doubt you’ll be able to get an interview. Indications are Derek is going to lie low for a while.

  3. Sounds like Derek has learned a few things.

    Good for him.

  4. Careful.

    The market returns only look attractive if one ignores the history before 1950. That’s called data snooping. Is FT a financial advisor? Perhaps he just needs to do more homework.

    From the 1920-1930 period to date the returns have been closer to 3-6 percent annually “before inflation”. That’s looking at extreme top to bottom, bottom to top timing.

    Don’t take my word for it. Do the math.

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