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Weekend Reading - January 26th, 2018

Sit still for a moment, and just feel what it feels like to be alive. Then relax into that feeling.

Article of the Week

Relaxing Into the Feeling of Being Alive- (Zen Habits) - How to take a breath and appreciate where you are.

Market

Stock Market Reversals Can Cause Recessions Too- (The Reformed Broker) - Market downturns have the capability of pushing the country into a recession, see 2001.

180 Years of Stock Market Drawdowns- (A Wealth of Common Sense) - Losses in investments will always be a regular occurance, get used to it.

Emerging Markets Stocks Lead While US Bonds Retreat - (The Capital Spectator) - International developing markets have a strong January while bonds continue to cool off.

Investing

The Thin Line Between Bold and Reckless- (Collaborative Fund) - Look for broad patterns, accept that things will change over time, and learn from others that have endured risk.

Things To Do Before Making Any Investment If You Don’t Want To Lose Everything- (Financial Samurai)  - A great article on things to consider before making an investment into just about anything.  

Personal Finance

When to buy cheap airline tickets- (Get Rich Slowly) - A calendar split into zones, explaining when you should book depending on your priorities.

How to Use Brute Force to Improve Your Finances- (Of Dollars and Data) - Work hard at saving money, it's by far the best way to improve your finances.

10 Money Revelations in My 30s- (A Wealth of Common Sense) - A quick list of thoughts about finances from a middle-aged money manager.

Personal Growth

What You Can Learn from Fighter Pilots About Making Fast and Accurate Decisions- (Farnam Street) - How the OODA loop can benefit your decision making process.

How to negotiate your salary- (Get Rich Slowly) - It's all about leverage, make sure you research and understand who you are talking to and don't be afraid to hold back salary information.

Why You Should Be Working Less- (A Wealth of Common Sense) - Giving yourself time to think and reflect can pay dividends when you're actually working.

Amazon

What it's like to shop at Amazon Go's futuristic convenience store- (Big Think) 

Why Atlanta Is Amazon's Most Likely Pick for Its Second Headquarters- (Inc.) 

Run a Retail Business? How You Can Compete in the Age of Amazon- (Inc.)

Charlotte Happenings

Agenda Weekender: 65+ things to do this weekend, including an oyster roast, dog-friendly beer festival and Drake-themed brunch- (Charlotte Agenda) 

Charlotte’s About To Witness A Super Blue Blood Moon – The First One in 134 Years- (Charlotte Stories)

Charlotte Winter Survival Guide 2018 - (Creative Loafing)