Welcome to August! I’m back from vacation and, after a brief break, ready to tackle the world. Enjoy these interesting tidbits from the interwebs.
Empty Decks and Misguided Frugality, retire29. I’ve gotten into this blog a lot in the past few weeks because the author is very nuanced in the way he sees the world. This is one of those things I’ve always noticed but never really noticed.
Lifestyle Inflation Illustrated, anythingyouwantblog.com. A great reminder that we should be aware of our spending whenever we come into more money. It doesn’t have to be from raises at work, either; it could come from inheritance or even our yearly tax returns.
Living in Switzerland Ruined Me for America and Its Lousy Work Culture by Chantal Panozzo, vox.com. Not every country has the work “ethic” that is common in the United States. Others actually seem to care about their employees and their work-life balances.
BONUS: What I’m listening to this week:
A deep cut from this classic 90’s album.
Photo: Catching some surf up at Corners, my favorite surf break in Jupiter. This was a few months ago, since there isn’t any surf in South Florida for most of the summer.