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40 isn’t old if you’re a tree

I remember when my dad turned forty. We got him a little troll with a shirt that said “40 isn’t old if you’re a tree.” As a kid, I didn’t get it but he seemed to enjoy it.

This year, I turn forty and, well, I get it now. 🙂

Pedal To The Metal: How To Build Wealth In Your 40s [Banker on Fire] – “Much as I hate to admit it, there will come a time when our glorious twenties and happy thirties will be well behind us.

If you are fortunate enough to have focused on personal finance matters early on, you may be entering the next decade with a sense of optimism and self-satisfaction.

For others, it may be an overwhelming desire to reach back through time and punch your younger self in the face.

Why-or-why didn’t we make the right decisions back then? Oh, just how helpful it would have been to have the benefit of two decades’ worth of saving and compounding…”

A short and sweet post that captures some of my personal thoughts on buying time:

The one thing you can’t buy is time [iRetiredYoung] – “That leads on to something else they say, which is that the one thing you can’t buy is time. There’s an argument this isn’t completely true, money can give access to better living conditions and healthcare, both of which contribute to enhanced life expectancy. But in general, we know what the saying means and have probably held it to be generally true.” Congratulations to 25 years!

This next and last post of the day is from 2017 and if you’ve ever heard of the term ‘hygge,’ this article (while not mentioning that one) discusses a few other terms similar to hygge:

The ‘Untranslatable’ Emotions You Never Knew You Had [BBC Future] – “From gigil to wabi-sabi and tarab, there are many foreign emotion words with no English equivalent. Learning to identify and cultivate these experiences could give you a richer and more successful life.”

Enjoy the day Apexian, try desbundar with abandon, and I hope to see you tomorrow!