It’s about living well, not being cheap

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I’ve been thinking about Mr. Money Mustache’s recent conversation with Andrew Horowitz and the misconceptions he had about what it means to live frugally. Being frugal doesn’t mean cheap. It doesn’t mean deprivation. It’s not about eliminating everything fun in your life that you enjoy. As MMM says,  This is not about being cheap, minimalist, or extreme. It’s about using …

What I’m Reading

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain (Guardian) Kids eat too much pizza (duh?) (WP) Fixing the kidney shortage (Atlantic) Fantastic profile of billionaire founder of Sierra Nevada (Bloomberg) The life of an NHP dentist (Bleacher Report) Fantastic perspective on the changing landscape of tv (WSJ) Millennials still like the suburbs (WSJ) Why you should buy a camera …

The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin

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I recently finished The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin. I owe our roommate Jane a debt of gratitude for introducing me to Cixin. She’s Chinese and gifted me the English version, saying it was her favorite Chinese fiction. This is the first Chinese science-fiction to become a major hit to the point that it has been translated and distributed in …

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Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) and FX Affects and great analysis on JNJ (Tim McAleenan) Most Hated Stocks in 2015 (Marketwatch) What Homebrew is looking to invest in 2015 (Quip) The internet goes after insurance (NYT) Amazon is now making movies? (Variety) The “Netflix of books” catches on (Wired) MBA’s go startup (FT) The Secret to raising smart kids (Scientific America) Obama proposes …

My Thoughts on State of the Union

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I thought I’d jot down a few thoughts on the SOTU address. Not really from a political standpoint, but more practical and personal finance. This isn’t a political deep dive so if you saw something different, throw it in the comments and let’s discuss. Making Community College Free Marginal Revolution hit the nail on the head with this post. As …

Energy Links

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Oil stock returns during low commodity prices Blood in the water for BP. Next big acquisition? and here More on Price, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here A capital contango, and why oil storage economics may be dead (FT Alphaville) Howard Marks on the Lessons of Oil Shell scraps $6B project Tanker market benefits from oil rout Linn Energy …