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Ideas for People Who Use Money: Thinking About Retirement – Behavior Gap

Each week, I’ll share interesting resources I’ve found related to money, behavior, emotion, and anything else that catches my eye. My goal is to highlight the valuable work other people are doing to help you make better, more thoughtful decisions.

Time to Quit


James Altucher is one of the more interesting guys out there. He’s willing to talk about issues that other people won’t touch with a 10-foot pole. In this case, he tackles all the reasons to quit and writes that “surrendering is action. Surrendering to what you can’t control is the most powerful form of action. Quiet action.” If you’ve ever been too scared to quit, I suggest you take a few minutes to see things from James’ perspective.

Why Americans just won’t take time off


With all the talk about work/life balance, and with summer just around the corner, I think it’s the perfect time to talk about our approach to vacation days or paid leave. We’re kind of bad at taking time off. “Workers, on average, fail to use nearly five vacation days a year, the U.S. Travel Association found.”

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