A friend of mine sent me an interesting thought problem.
Civilization as you know it is about to end. You have the option of taking yourself and ten other people to a desert island with you. Who do you take?
I listed the ten most obvious people and thought I was done. But the question wormed around for a while and I began to revise my list, eventually only having four people from the original list on the final one. I considered the idea of being trapped on a small island with some of these people, the fact that some are quite old and wouldn’t live long anyway, the need for non-related people (assuming you’re going to be there for many, many years), and so on.
Think about it. It’s not as obvious as you might first believe.
12 Investing Mistakes I’ve Made (And How You Can Learn From Them) Some excellent thoughts on mistakes made – and how they can be used to choose a better path later on. (@ get rich slowly)
The Simple Dollar Retro: The Big Battle – Money Versus Job Satisfaction If you’re in a job that pays well but fills you with a lot of stress, this may be worth reading.