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A year-end financial checklist.

Good morning, my friends! Hard to believe, but today is the last day of November. We are about to enter the final month of the decade known as 2020. To celebrate, here are a handful of great money stories we’ve enjoyed recently.

Mony can’t buy happiness…but it can buy the ingredients to happiness. [Educator FI] — “Money can’t buy happiness. Maybe not, but lack of money makes happiness harder in our society. Most importantly, money can buy choice and that matters. A lot. Let’s take a deeper look at this.”

Save like a pessimist. Invest like an optimist. [Collaborative Fund] — “Optimism and pessimism can coexist. If you look hard enough you’ll see them next to each other in virtually every successful company and successful career. They seem like opposites, but they work together to keep everything in balance.”

A year-end financial review and planning checklist. [Women Who Money] — “As the weather turns colder and the daylight becomes shorter, you may be busy planning for the holiday season. But something else worth focusing your attention on during this season is your finances. Like your physical health, your financial health needs a check-up at least annually.” [Kim and I conduct our annual family financial summit on Thanksgiving Day!]

And our first video of the week isn’t one video — it’s an entire channel. Dad, How Do I? is a YouTube channel with nearly three million subscribes. In it, Rob Kenney answers questions and gives tips to folks who might not have a parent around to otherwise help. (People like me.)

Here, for instance, is his video on how to unclog a toilet.

He also has videos on topics like how to start a campfire, how to swap a car battery, how to get a real Christmas tree, and more! This is cool stuff, if you ask me…

Okay, that’s it for Monday. We’ll be back tomorrow with more great money stories. See you then.