Summer so soon? Got to love the Bay Area.
We're working on building a guitar this weekend, haha.
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Links We Liked!
- A chilling essay in the New England Journal of Medicine - Under the Medical Tent at the Boston Marathon.
- At Reach Financial Independence, a discussion on a guest posts about what it would mean if money was no object. But... what would be the means of exchange?!? Barter?
- An article about marrying cousins? You know, crazy royal lineages aside, it's actually quite common in the 'rest' of the world. If you really want to blow your mind, look up Pedigree Collapse, and recognize that your ancestors likely show up in multiple places in your own family tree!
- Jose at Wise Dollar reminds us why they are called B.O.A.Ts... ("Break Out Another Thousand").
- Tons of market history summarized at The Big Picture. (This entry: 10 year treasuries and the 'S&P' 500 back to 1791. Yes, the S&P 500 has existed less than 100 years - but as a theoretical discussion, very interesting.)
- My friend Mochimac calls me out in the comments section of her article about male-dominated finances in couples.
- Academic fraud is more common that you'd expect (well, for those of you who haven't read Retraction Watch). The story of Diederik Stapel.
- At Money Mamba - how to avoid huge fees in your 401(k). On a related note (for our Canadian readers), our friend Nelson makes a compelling case for avoiding his company's retirement fund match.
- Matt Taibbi with the behind the scenes story of the fixing of prices in... well, every single thing that relies on self-reported numbers.
Links to Us!