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How wealthy people dress.

Good Monday morning, Apexians, and welcome to another week of money news. As you read this, I am on my flight home from Reykjavík, Iceland to Corvallis, Oregon. After a month exploring the arctic regions (and soaking in the cruise ship’s thermal spa), I’m eager to be home to Kim and my dog. I’m also eager to see what money news I’ve missed in my absence.

Before I left, though, I collected these fine stories about how we spend. Enjoy!

There’s no secret to how wealthy people dress. [The Atlantic via MSN] — “Stealth wealth looks like it has all the makings of a fashion sea change, in the same way that streetwear altered fashion’s trajectory a decade ago, when sneakers and logo hoodies took over the wardrobes of the young and style-conscious. But what if that’s not what’s going on at all?”

The case for quiet thriving. [Budget Life List] — “Quiet quitting includes doing the bare minimum to prevent getting fired, quiet thriving is at the other end of the quiet spectrum. Instead, it’s more like ‘taking specific actions and making mental shifts that help you to feel more engaged on the job’ states the psychotherapist, Lesley Alderman.”

Ten ways minimalism can help you be less busy. [Becoming Minimalist] — “We often complain about how busy life has become… but we are always sure to complain loud enough that everyone can hear us. As if, being busy has become a badge of honor we love to wear. But does this endless chase ever bring true fulfillment? Doubtful. As Socrates said, beware the barrenness of a busy life.”

We’re all shopping addicts now. [The Cut] — “On social media, we constantly complain about having too much stuff, not enough money, and unfulfilled desires. We expect what we buy to add value to our lives, even if only in the form of a tiny thrill, but those purchases soon come to represent an embarrassing waste of our money.”

That’s it for today. Tomorrow’s installment will be one last Apex Money that I prepared before leaving. On Thursday, I’ll be back with new stuff…