Weekly Mixtape For April 17th, 2022

“The headlines that may or may not be impacting your financial plan and portfolio.”

Inflation At All-Time Highs, Mortgage Rates Hit 5%, Twitter Offer, Peloton Pricing, Dorsey NFT

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Week In Review Articles

The WSJ: U.S. Inflation Accelerated to 8.5% in March, Hitting Four-Decade High

The WSJ: Mortgage Rates Hit 5% for First Time Since 2011

The WSJ: Twitter Adopts Poison Pill Plan to Block Elon Musk From Increasing Stake

The WSJ: Peloton to Cut Price of Bikes, Raise Subscription Fees

The WSJ: Jack Dorsey Tweet NFT Once Sold for $2.9 Million, Now Might Fetch Under $14,000

Matthew Kobach on Twitter: “Your goals become more achievable when you surround yourself with people chasing similar goals. Don’t chase your goals in isolation. Find your community of goal chasers. / Twitter”

Your goals become more achievable when you surround yourself with people chasing similar goals. Don’t chase your goals in isolation. Find your community of goal chasers.

Weekly Mixtape

Morgan Housel: Staying Put “Most of the time you see someone do something incredible, with what seems like little effort, and you ask “How did you do that?”, the honest answer is, “I’ve been doing this every day for 10+ years.” Noticing patterns and connecting the subtle dots is something that’s hard to teach in a classroom but becomes obvious when you’ve lived and breathed a field for decades.

The Irrelevant Investor: What Actually Matters “It’s an unfortunate reality of life that we take so many things for granted. Nothing is missed until it’s gone.

Darius Foroux: Focus On Your Skills–Not Finding Hacks “Whatever you do, avoid becoming complacent. When that happens, we always look for the easy way out. And that’s when we fall for hacks and shortcuts. Those things will only do the opposite: They set you back.

Spilled Coffee: The Ever-Moving Goalpost “We chase more money, more fame and more power. We look around and compare ourselves to our friends, neighbors, co-workers and even people we don’t know. The constant pursuit of more never slows down. Everything passes you by with your constant thirst for more. The finish line doesn’t exist. What is enough? When does happiness and contentment set in?

Darius Foroux: How The Simple Act Of Showing Up Can Make You Successful “When you run into challenges, it’s important to stay positive and keep moving forward, and not give up. The moment you give in to one bad habit, it’s the start of your downfall.

Of Dollars And Data: Choose Your Status Game Wisely “I know some of you will say “Just ignore the status game altogether,” but this is easier said than done. Like many other animals, we are biologically wired to respond to status. Ignorance is not the way out.

Dr. Phil Pearlman: Things We Consume & Things That Consume Us “We can apply principles of IF to digital media use in general and social media use specifically as a way to manage the time we spend consuming and being consumed by noise.

Dr. Joy Lere: Hard Conversations “Humans are biased and hurt by their blindspots. You are in a position to give a gift when you can expand an individual’s self-view.”

A Wealth Of Common Sense: Why It’s So Hard To Spend Money In Retirement “For most people there’s a little voice in the back of their heads telling them, “Sure, it worked out for most people in the past but what if the future is different? What if I retire at the worst possible time?”

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