Thankfully, it’s almost over, even though I currently have 1) No couch, 2) No dining chairs and 3) No study desk (Dammit, IKEA!). I also have no curtains/blinds so my neighbours can totally see me walking around in my underwear. Sorry, neighbours!
My Quest Of Making The House Liveable took up my entire week, so I didn’t have time to write a blogpost. Instead, here are 3 cool links which I found interesting, plus a book recommendation.
What You’ll Wish You’d Known (Paul Graham): Career advice for graduating high school kids – but perfectly applicable to any young person struggling with the “WTF am I doing with my life?” question. I love his definition of “curiosity” and how you can use it to do great work. Note: This has NOTHING to do with “passion”.
Millennials Are Obsessed With Side Hustles Because They’re All We’ve Got (Quartz): One of the most counterintuitive answers I get to why people want to learn investing is: “I want the freedom to start my own business.” I’ve always suspected that money wasn’t the primary driver for our side hustles. Instead, as the article puts it: It’s a “hedge against feeling stuck and dull and cheated by life.”
Why Buy When You Know The Price Is Not The Lowest (The Finance Buff): Oh, I get this question ALL the time: “Is now a good time to buy? Won’t the market go lower because of Brexit/Trump/Lionel walking around in his underwear?” This short articles succinctly summarises why you shouldn’t care. (It’s also similar to this recent article I wrote).
As a bonus, here’s an awesome book that I’m reading:
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers To Absurd Hypothetical Questions (Randall Munroe): Written by the author of the wildly popular blog xkcd, Randall answers crazy questions like “What would happen if everyone on Earth was magically transported to the same place, and jumped at the same time?” or “Can you make a jetpack out of machine guns?” using perfectly valid, well-researched scientific principles. Even if you’re not a science-y person, you’ll learn about aerodynamics, gravity, chemical reactions, all while chuckling to yourself.
Have a grrrrreat week ahead!
- How to start with as little as $100 a month
- The proven strategy that beats 80% of professionals
- The specific investments to start with, and where to find them in Singapore