Financial Superpowers, Secret Pigeon, and Direwolves

Financial Superpowers, Secret Pigeon, and Direwolves

Here are the best of the best reads that I found last month. Enjoy.

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Finance and FIRE

  • Advantages individual investors have over professionals (HumbleDollar) @ClementsMoney
  • Some Financial Superpowers (A wealth of common sense)
    @awealthofcs “(…) The secret most personal finance experts don’t tell you is the best way to save and get ahead is not about being frugal but about making more money. (…)”
  • The truth about some reasons people want to achieve FIRE (Financial Samurai) @financialsamura
  • An example of modern value investing (Demonetized Blog) @demonetizedblog “(…) In this day and age, stuff that gets this cheap tends to be cheap for a reason.”
  • Necessary conditions for successful Market Timing (of dollars and data) @dollarsanddata
  • 10 Things People in Finance Should Never Say (Bloomberg)
  • Investing as a hobby (Medium)


  • Want more Salary and Disposable Income? Take note (Bloomberg) @business
  • The US Department of Agriculture has a collection of thousands of paintings of fruits (Atlas Obscura)
  • How One of America’s Biggest Pastors Became a Drug Runner for a Mexican Cartel (Vanity Fair)
  • Operation Columba: how the Secret Pigeon Service helped Britain gather intelligence in WW2 (London Review of Books)
  • Why direwolves keep dying in Game of Thrones (Elle)
  • “In 1992, an elderly woman in New Mexico bought coffee at a McDonald’s drive-through, spilled it on herself, and successfully sued for nearly $3 million.” (Priceonomics) Also, not exactly true.

Personal Articles

  • Depression doesn’t just exist in rich countries (The Guardian) – Long Read

TOP Reads Roundup

1 Million Robotaxis, Oracles, Behavioural Advantages, Recessions and Bear Markets (+500 Views)

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