The other night, I suffered a wicked ankle sprain. It happened while playing soccer and, quite honestly, it was the most painful sports injury that I’ve suffered — much worse that the shoulder separation that I suffered on the high school gridiron.
By the time I got home, the swelling was well underway, and it continued to increase even with ice and elevation. We ended up heading to the orthopedist to have it checked out. Thankfully, nothing was torn broken. I just need to rest and ice it as much as possible and wear a walking boot for a few days.
It’s already starting to feel (a bit) better, but I still have a ways to go. Oh well, I’m considering myself lucky. It could’ve been a whole lot worse.
And now… Here are some articles that caught my eye this past week:
- The Zen of Investing — Make peace with your investing strategy, and then… Shrug when your net worth rises, and shrug when it falls. It’s a long race.
- You Can’t Control When You’re Born — An interesting look at sequence-of-returns risk. Looking at history, when you’re born really does matter.
- Which Birth Dates are Most Common? — Speaking of when you’re born… This isn’t finance-related, but it’s pretty interesting.
- Lifestyle Design: Choose What You Know — The only thing standing between you and success is your willingness to learn.
- Why a Higher P/E for the Market Could Lead to Higher Returns — If “expensive” markets produce meager returns and “cheap” markets produced outsized returns, what about mid-priced markets?
- Uncle Sam is Collecting More in Taxes Than Last Year — Economic growth, anemic as it may be, is increasing tax collections and cutting into the deficit.
- How to Fire Your Financial Advisor — Some useful tips if you’re ready to make a clean break and start managing things yourself.
- Why Some Companies are Cutting Health Benefits — A closer look at recent headlines related to benefit cuts in advance of the Affordable Care Act.
That’s it. I hope you had a great weekend!