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Everything’s Taxed

Happy Friday the 13th money nerds!

I’ll be headed to Boston to visit my sister and her family in a trip that’s been long overdue. My brother in law built an ice rink in his backyard (he’s done it before) and so the kids may try their hand at ice skating. Or graceful falling. Either way, it should make for a fun weekend!

I really enjoyed the first post this week in changing the mental framing around various “taxes.” Some are monetary. Many are not. It’s a good one to think about.

Everything’s Taxed [A Teachable Moment] – ““Criticism is a tax on success. If you’re getting criticized, appreciate it. It means you’re winning more than you’re losing. No one criticizes the underdog, the eight-seed, the perennial loser. Don’t let that [criticism] get you down. Enjoy it. You’ve earned it.””

The Secrets of Stealth Wealth [Financial Imagineer] – “Stealth wealth is the opposite of conspicuous consumption, it’s about finding true wealth and quality of life which financial freedom helps to unlock. It’s all about having the ability to do what you want, when and where you want with whomever you like to.”

5 Behavioral Tricks for Long-Term Investors [Validea] – “Over time, I have found several things can be helpful in helping to achieve that goal. There is no magic bullet when it comes to behavior, and what works for one person won’t work for another, but here are some approaches I have seen that can help.”

See you next week!