When I was a kid, Labor Day weekend was always a bittersweet thing. On the one hand, it marked the end of summer and the transition back to school — bitter. On the other hand, we always went on an epic family camping trip — sweet.
My dad was a teacher and so, to him, Labor Day marked the end of a months long weekend. Nowadays, it’s a welcome respite, but… The kids have been back in school for the better part of a month and we don’t really have our summers off.
Given the above, we mostly use Labor Day as a chance to lay low, recharge, and char some meat on the grill. What about you?
And now… Here are some articles that caught my eye this past week:
- Population Distribution From 1900-2060 — A fascinating, interactive graphic that illustrates the flattening of the age distribution in the United States. It’s particularly interesting to track the boomer peak from 1960 forward.
- Subscription Culture — More and more companies are transitioning to subscription-based pricing. Less money up front, but more in the long run.
- Separate Spousal Asset Allocation Decisions? — Like all other aspects of our finances, we manage our investment allocation jointly.
- How to Get Money Off Rebate Cards — When I get a rebate card, I usually load the balance into my Amazon account and call it a day.
- Reduced Muni Bond Tax Benefits Could Threaten Credit Ratings — If the preferential tax treatment of muni bonds is reduced or eliminated, rates will rise and ratings services could start downgrading issuers.
- 15 Biases That Make You Do Dumb Things With Your Money — An enlightening list. Do any of these sound familiar to you?
That’s it, hope you’ve been having a great (holiday) weekend.