Weekly Mixtape for April 14th, 2017


Every Friday I’ll be releasing my own compilation, a mixtape if you will, of blog posts from the week I think are worth your time.

The wait is over…Kendrick Lamar’s new album is available, and it lives up to the hype I had built up in my mind. I was up late last night working on a new post, and I was pleasantly surprised when I saw DAMN  was released at 11:00 EST, instead of midnight. allowing me my first listen while most people were asleep. I’ll be listening to it multiple times today to really appreciate the genius of Kendrick.

You may be wondering what does this Kendrick Lamar album have to do with financial planning, and why does this guy keep writing about it? Well, it has nothing to do with financial planning. I write about it because music is a big part of who I am. I’ve always been the type to know when new albums were coming out, buy the CD the day it came out, read through the booklet, and listen to it multiple times the first day. And while I have a very diverse iTunes library, Hip-Hop has been and will always be my favorite genre. Surely you noticed the influence on this blog…All About Your Benjamins and a weekly Mixtape. It is not my plan to turn this into a Hip-Hop blog, but from time to time, if I  get excited about a release, I’m going to share it with you…

Don’t worry, albums like this don’t come around often, so we’ll get back to non-Kendrick Lamar intros next week!

Here’s this week’s posts…some familiar names, and a couple new ones. I also wanted to highlight a couple of podcasts that I really enjoyed. Patrick O’Shaughnessy’s Invest Like the Best has quickly become my favorite podcast. He does an outstanding job of mixing finance and other areas; a prime example is the Boyd Varty podcast. You have to give it a listen!

Hope you enjoy!

Of Dollar and Sense: Saving is for the Poor, Investing is for the Rich (a new blog I have stumbled on and really enjoy)

The Irrelevant Investor: The Skew

Scholarly Financial Planner: June 9th-Strict Fiduciary Obligations to Arise?

The Reformed Broker: The New Model of Fund Company-Advisor Relations

All About Your Benjamins: Home Country Bias and Your Portfolio

Invest Like the Best Podcast

  1. Boyd Varty- The Art of Tracking
  2. Khe Hy- Quant Hedge Funds and the Fear of Death

And of course: Kendrick Lamar: DAMN 


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