Good morning, money nerds, and welcome to another day Apex Money. Let’s dive right in.
The wealthiest person in every state. [Visual Capitalist] — “While all of the names above are considered extraordinarily wealthy in their home states, there is still a magnitude of difference involved. The low end of the list ($0.3 billion) would need to multiply their fortune by 390 times to get up to the $117.1 billion Bezos level.”
“How I’m minimizing my wardrobe.” [Recovering Women Wealth] — “I really began this process by thinking about what types of clothing I like. This way, rather than just throwing away random things, I can be thoughtful about what types of items will work in my wardrobe. For some time, I’ve been thinking that if I had to choose between black or brown shoes, I’d choose brown. I’d also choose a brown purse and a brown belt. That made this process so much easier knowing what my foundational color is.”
Shocking headlines of the 2008 financial crisis (and why they’re important now). [Clipping Chains] — “Many people fear that risking the ride on an endless downturn can ruin them. With this logic, it must be better to get out while you can. What if there’s a world where the market goes to $0 and literally all is lost? Let me offer you some ‘comfort’ on that notion: In that world your money has no value.”
Today’s non-money item is not a video. No, it’s the statistical “which character” personality test. Say what? Here’s how the creator describes it:
Here is an attempt at a slightly more scientific, but still silly, “Which Character Are You?” test. This test was created by getting volunteers to rate the perceived personality of a variety of characters (currently 510). A user’s self ratings are compared against these profiles and the closest match is found.
Turns out my top match is Jake Sisko from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine at 87%. But my #2 match? Arthur Weasley from the Harry Potter series. I don’t know how to feel about this…
See you tomorrow, everyone!