What I have been reading - 15th July 2019
Here are a few of the interesting things I have come across this week.
The Financial Benefits of Buying What You Love: Great financial advice is not necessarily about spending less and saving more, it's about focusing on what's important to you and aligning your money with your values. Here Carl Richards talks about spending money on what you love.
Opposite of Conventional Wisdom: I have done a number of talks to various groups of people in the last few weeks and my over-riding theme is that conventional wisdom is severely flawed. Here are Michael Batnick's five commonly accepted facts where he believes the opposite to be true (I agree with him on them all).
What you don't know about your parents' finances could ruin yours: If you haven't had a money conversation with your ageing parents, read this article and take time this summer to plan their (and your) future.
PODCAST: Jane McGonigal - how games make life better: Listening to podcasts has changed my life in so many ways. Every day I learn something new whilst sitting in the car, or brushing my teeth, or emptying the dishwasher. I find it fascinating listening to people like Jane speak on very narrow and niche topics in which they are an expert. I have always been skeptical of video games and this conversation may have changed my mind.
Outsourcing self-control: If you think you might be spending too much time on social media this article has some great apps and steps you can take to reduce your consumption and increase your focus and concentration.