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Weekend Reading - February 16th, 2018

The joy of adventure is right in front of us, if only we have the temerity to notice. If only we have the courage to savor and appreciate, once we have noticed.

Article of the Week

One Simple Shift to Turn Life Into an Adventure- (Zen Habits) - Flip your perspective of everyday life to heighten your experiences.


Some Random Observations On The Market Correction- (A Wealth of Common Sense) - There is rarely a good reason for a stock market downturn.

How to Overcome Your Fear of Bonds- (Pragmatic Capitalism) - If you stop thinking short-term, you'll stop worrying about interest rates so much.

US Retail Spending Cools As Inflation Edges Higher - (The Capital Spectator) - Consumer spending and inflation are worth keeping an eye on as we move forward.


Make Investing Simple Again - (Pragmatic Capitalism) - Simplicity breeds success when investing.

Millennials, Born Under Sign of the Bull, Should Embrace the Bear- (Bloomberg)  - If we all love a good Amazon deal, why not go shopping in a discounted stock market?

A Message for Young Investors- (The Reformed Broker) - The longer your investing time horizon, the better chance you have to substantially grow your savings.

The New Permanent Portfolio For Millennials - (A Wealth of Common Sense) - Millennials have different investing priorities than retirees, and it's not just tied to the stock market.

Personal Finance

Estate Planning for Young Parents- (Independence Advisors) - Power of Attorney, Life insurance/disability Insurance, and wills are all a part of a necessary estate plan in order to protect your greatest asset...your children.

Why Five and Not Eight? How Round Number Bias Can Reduce Your Nest Egg- (Behavioral Scientist) - Every 1% counts when saving.

What's Worth More: The Value of Time or Money?- (Castlebar) - How to leverage your money to create time.

The Wealth of Sapiens - (Daniel P. Egan) - How to appreciate and value your wealth without thinking of it in terms of money.


Bitcoin Investors Aren't Paying Their Cryptocurrency Taxes- (Fortune) - Folks, just because you think you're investing "off the grid" doesn't mean you don't owe taxes on your gains.  Don't get caught doing this. Be smarter than that.

How the Cryptocurrency Frenzy Is Interfering With Our Search For Alien Life- (Gizmodo) - GPU's are in high demand, causing a shortage for both gamers and scientists.

Bitcoin mining: What is it? Why does it consume so much energy?- (Big Think) - It takes a lot of computing power to solve complex mathematical algorithms in order to earn a single bitcoin.  


Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy Launch Teaches 5 Powerful Lessons That Redefine Marketing- (Inc.) - Go big or go home...or go to space.

Elon Musk’s Tesla in Space Could Crash Into Earth- (National Geographic)  - Your great great great great great great great great grandchildren may be around to witness it.

Hidden on the Falcon Heavy were the first books for a space library- (Big Think) - Elon Musk launched the first of many possible digital libraries into space in an effort to preserve human literature.

Charlotte Happenings

Agenda Weekender: 65+ things to do this weekend, including a fun run in your underwear, Checkers hockey and plenty of Black Panther parties- (Charlotte Agenda) 

Charlotte-Area High School Teacher Wins One of America’s Top Education Awards- (Charlotte Stories)

Carolina Panthers raising prices for 2018- (Charlotte Business Journal)