This is a bit random, but I found it interesting… Did you know that human babies are ca. 75% water at birth? That’s a bit wetter than a banana (74% water) but drier than a potato (80% water). That might seem strange, but it’s (apparently) true.
By one year of age, human water content drops to roughly 65%. And by adulthood, men are roughly 60% water whereas women are 55% water. As for the elderly, they’re roughly 50% water. In other words, it seems that aging = drying.
Interestingly, the wettest tissues are our brains, heart, lungs, and kidneys. Our bones are the driest. And blood is somewhere in between.
And now… Here are some articles that caught my eye this past week:
- Improve Performance by Reducing Costs — Above-average expenses result in below-average returns, and vice versa. You should act accordingly.
- Should I Roll Over My Roth 401(k)? — More often than not, the answer is yes.
- Spending in Retirement — Should you adjust spending levels in response to changes in the value of your portfolio or maintain a constant level?
- Reset Cost Basis by Realizing Gains — If you find yourself in a low tax bracket, this could be a great strategy for reducing your future tax obligation.
- Lessons From 10 Years of Active Investing — I’m not a particularly active investor, but there are some nuggets of wisdom in here.
That’s it. Hope you’re having a great week.
P.S. Posting will be sporadic this week as we’re on the road visiting family.