I enjoyed this next post because of what Jonathan shares in his criticisms. I wouldn’t normally share book reviews on Apex Money but these criticisms are more like a peek into what’s truly important in life, which is lightly covered by the actual book but expanded upon by Jonathan:
Die With Zero: How to Spend (All) Your Money [My Money Blog] – “Today, my three kids went to their great-grandmother’s and great-aunt’s house. My wife spent her youth climbing a large lemon tree in the yard. Her grand-aunt is 93 years old and the kids got to help her pick the lemons and made (very messy and sticky) lemonade together. My wife reminisced about how she used to do the exact same thing (including the messy and sticky part) with her late grandmother. That was also a priceless memory, but it has little to do with money. It was more about love and making an effort to spend time together.”
How to Remember You’re Alive [Raptitude] – “When you view life as something you’re returning to — rather than something that has never not been happening — it feels like the gift it perhaps always should. It’s just so damn interesting to be alive and experiencing things, and choosing what to do during those experiences.”
The Fall of the Billionaire Gucci Master [Bloomberg] – “Authorities say Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, perfected a simple internet scam and laundered millions of dollars. His past says a lot about digital swagger, and the kinds of stories that get told online.” The scam was quite common but rarely do you see the perpetrators flaunt their ill gotten gains like this!