Today is Tuesday, money nerds, and this is Apex Money — your home for the best money stories from around the web. We’ve got some good stuff for you today (as always) but I think my favorite link is the last one…even thought it has nothing to do with personal finance.
Let’s do the money stuff first, shall we?
Ask Reddit: What screams “pretending to be upper class”? [/r/AskReddit] — Interesting discussion on Reddit about the difference in behavior between people who are rich and people who want to be rich. Rich people do and wear what they want, and have no need to have others think they’re rich. People pretending to be rich put on displays. They talk about money, display logos, and so on. This matches my experience.
Why intentional friction is a game-changer. [Break the Twitch] — “here are many ways you can create intentional friction (or reduce unintentional friction) to make small but impactful changes in your life. I’ve personally found great success in implementing this in my own life, and I’d encourage you to give it a try.”
99-year-old British vet raises £17 million for health service by walking laps. [BBC News] — “A 99-year-old war veteran has walked 100 laps of his garden to raise £17m and counting for the NHS. Captain Tom Moore originally aimed to raise just £1,000 for NHS Charities Together by completing laps of his garden before his 100th birthday. But he has smashed his target after nearly 800,000 people made donations to his fundraising page.”
Why this crisis is going to make wealth inequality even worse. [A Wealth of Common Sense] — “Some people will see their finances completely destroyed by this crisis and have to start from scratch. The economic machine and stock market will recover from this recession. People’s personal recessions won’t necessarily follow the same recovery timeline.” [Related reading: This is a no-fault recession at The Belle Curve]
Our non-financial link today isn’t a video. It’s better. It’s a massive list of videos.
For a long time, I’ve been wanting to pursue a variety of “chronological history” projects. For instance, I want to make time to read one biography of each U.S. President — in order. And I’ve considered making a list of historical films, then watching those in order.
Well, somebody else has taken care of that last one for me. Here’s a *HUGE* list of historical films in chronological order from Patrick Louis Coolney, Ph.D. I’d almost argue that this list is too exhaustive. It’s overwhelming. But then I realized that, for my own purposes, I could simply use this as a starting point. I can draw from this to create a smaller, curated list of films that I can watch over the next few years. Nerdy, eh? (Does that surprise you?)
Okay, that’s all for Tuesday. I’ll see you tomorrow, my friends.