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Time and quality of life.

Welcome to Wednesday, my friends. J.D. here with another round of money stories. Let’s look at what I’ve gathered for you today.

Time and quality of life. [Meaningful Money] — “How much time do you have left with your parents? How much ability do they have to enjoy time with you? It goes the other way, too. How much time will your kids have with you while you are mentally and physically healthy? How much time do you have left with your dog (or cat, if you’re a cat person)? Thinking about your life this way gives you the opportunity to think about how you want to spend your time, energy, and money while you and your loved ones are healthy enough to experience life together.”

How to navigate uncertainty in retirement calculators. [Can I Retire Yet?] — “The first thing I tell every planning client before presenting results is one thing we can be certain about with our projections is that they are wrong. The plan will constantly evolve as new information is presented.”

Our final story has nothing to do with money. It’s about animals, and animals are better than money.

Do animals know they’re going to die? [The New York Times gift article] — “I was…full of rage. I wanted to burn down the universe. I either wanted Moby back, which I knew was impossible, or I wanted nothing — no dog ever again. Life seemed to be some kind of scam, a little shell game, in which every living thing carried the pain of its own loss. And I was determined to never fall for it again.”

Related to that last story (sort of), here’s a fun eleven-minute video from the Howtown channel on YouTube: How do we know dogs are colorblind?

As a fellow who is fascinated by animal cognition, I thought this video was great. It does more than talk about colorblindness; it explores how dogs’ senses might affect the way they process information — and the world around them.

Okay, enough for today. I’ll see you all tomorrow.