An original painting by Alex Ferrar
Welcome to the fifth post in the Q&A Series where we take a look at some of the more interesting and entertaining questions and answers found in the post comments around here. As with the first four, it is named after the featured painting above.
In this edition we talk about:
- Identity Theft
- Emergency Funds (twice!)
- How I am a “beautiful unicorn”
- Employer Retirement Plans
- How I sound in a podcast
- Rock Stars v. Gurus
- Obsessing obsessively
As you’ll see, not all dry financial stuff. 😉
Stocks — Part 5
we touch on Emergency Funds
When you write about F-you Money…
…you just might get called a “beautiful unicorn” This was a first!
Employer retirement plans are a frequent topic:
Unrelated, but here’s what I’m currently or have just finished reading and enjoyed:
Leave it to Psmith
“Crime not objected to.”
One of my favorite characters from a favorite author. If you like it, here are two more:
Jack Reacher roams around the country carrying only a folding toothbrush. When his clothes get dirty he buys new ones. Oh, and he kills lots of bad guys. “Make Me” is the most recent in the series, but not the best. That might be this one:
First line: “People do not give it credence that a fourteen-year-old girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father’s blood but it did not seem so strange then, although I will say it did not happen every day.”
Last Line: “This ends my true account of how I avenged Frank Ross’s blood over in the Choctaw Nation when snow was on the ground.”
How we came to be what we are, behave the way we do and believe what we believe. My favorite in this group.
Where people who live to be 100+ live, how they live and what they eat.
Bad monkeys are Sapiens that need killing, and Jane is on the job. If you are already paranoid, you might want to skip chapter: white room (iv)
Why the future might be incredibly good. Unless the grey goo gets us.
This might be the most enlightening and entertaining take on American history I’ve yet to read.
And here are some of my all time favorites:
The book that has most influenced how I live my life.
“The Fall of Edward Barnard” is very possibly my all-time favorite short story.
Perfect for the readers of this blog.
“Bartleby the Scrivener” is very possibly my all-time favorite novella. Don’t be put off if you struggled with Melville’s “Moby Dick.” This is a much better and easier read. Plus it will teach you the most important phrase in the English language:
“I would prefer not to.”
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