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Weekend Reading - November 3rd, 2017

Start investing as young as you can. Encourage young people to do the same. Build a reputation through small, consistent acts. That’s where everything huge begins.

Article of the Week

The Freakishly Strong Base- (Collaborative Fund) - Start investing young, and build your base as soon as you can.


 What to Know About Structured Notes - (MorningStar) - The pros and cons of structured note investments.

The Danger in Comparing Your Financial Progress to Others (and What to Do Instead)- (The Simple Dollar) - Paying too much attention to water cooler talk can cause you to make the wrong decisions for yourself.

Tax Reform

House GOP Struggles to Unite on Tax Bill- (Politico) - Release of the plan has been delayed as details still need to be finalized.

8 most important things to know about the GOP tax plan -  (MarketWatch) - A look at how proposed tax changes could effect you.

iPhone X

The First First Impression of the iPhone X- (Wired) - One of many initial reviews of the new iPhone X.

The iPhone X Arrives Friday. Here’s What You Need to Know (New York Times) - Cost, specs, and new features to expect from the new device.

How the iPhone X Can Push Apple Inc. Stock to $200 and $1T Market Value- (Investor Place) - Apple is hinging it's near term success on the Q4 lauch.

iPhone X Pre-Orders up to a Six Week Wait - (CNN Money) - How urgently do you need that new shiny device...huh?

Personal Growth

How I Spent The Last 3 Years Becoming Minimalist And Why You Should Too - (The Mission) - You will clean your stuff out relentlessly after this article.  Also, see the Netflix documentary "The Minimalists" for more purging goodness.

Need More Time This Week? Do These 4 Things Now - (Inc.) - Work related.  Commit, cut down emails, and other strategies to gain you a few extra minutes.

11 Strategies for Low-Cost Professional Development (The Simple Dollar) - Investing in yourself is crucial in your career, but it doesn't have to cost you thousands.

Charlotte Happenings

Agenda Weekender: 80+ things to do this weekend, including a craft beer crawl, pop-up date night experience and plenty of holiday shopping opportunities- (Charlotte Agenda) 

New outdoor skating rink this winter at SouthPark Mall: Winter Wonderland- (Charlotte on the Cheap)

Cash Confessional: A week of spending in Charlotte on a $42,000 salary- (Charlotte Agenda)

Merchant & Trade, Uptown’s newest rooftop bar, is now open atop the Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel (Charlotte Agenda)