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Question your assumptions.

Hey hey, folks. It’s Tuesday here at Apex Money — and everywhere else on Earth too! (Except for the places where it’s already Wednesday.) As always, we’ve gathered some great links to share with you.

What are we assuming? [Young Money] — “The longer that one of these ideas remains true, the more that we believe it will continue to remain true. And if an idea persists long enough, we treat it as a law, and we begin to make decisions based on these laws. But it’s important to remember that these “laws” are only underpinned by two things: observations of patterns and assumptions that these patterns will continue. Dependence on these assumptions can be dangerous.” [This is an important article making an important point. The older I get, the more I’ve come to understand the importance of questioning your fundamental assumptions about everything.]

How much should you spend on vacation? [Art of Manliness] — “Remember that what you see online are just small slices of life, from a small slice of all the people you know. Everyone is not going on amazing vacations all the time. And just because an amazing trip fits one person’s budget, doesn’t mean it’ll fit yours in your current season of life.”

Maybe you can’t retire yet, but maybe you can stop worrying about earning so much? [Flow Financial Planning] — “Coast FIRE is the state of finances where you don’t need to add to your retirement savings anymore, as long as you don’t withdraw from it. This means that, yes, you have to have a job that pays for your current lifestyle (and taxes, of course)…but that’s it. Which really opens up the world of job possibilities!”

Let’s wrap things up today with yet another video that has nothing to do with money.

A few months ago I re-watched Singin’ in the Rain. It was one of my favorite movies when I was younger — from high school to early adulthood. But I hadn’t seen it in maybe twenty years. I’m pleased to say that it’s just as good as I remembered. Better even! It’s just so brisk and funny and entertaining. Great stuff.

Anyhow, here’s a YouTube video where a couple of modern dancers recreate the choreography from the film’s “Moses Supposes” sequence.

I love the unbridled joy of this.

Okay, that’s it for today. Back tomorrow with more.