It’s never too late to be what you might have been

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Welcome to the first Friday of the rest of your life ;)

Here are a bunch of things I enjoyed reading and writing this week – hope it expands your brain! 🧠

Topics we covered on Budgets Are Sexy:

Things I enjoyed around the web:

This history of how Kindergarten came to be –> “The word Kindergarten cleverly encompassed two different ideas: kids would play in and learn from nature, but they would also themselves be nurtured and nourished “like plants in a garden.”” –

This staggering fact about dollar stores –> “Four new dollar stores will open in the U.S. every single day of 2019. That’s a new dollar store every six hours. There are more dollar stores than there are Walmarts, McDonald’s and CVS stores combined.” –, via David Perell

The reason most of our coins have ridges! –> “For centuries, coins were made of precious metals — gold and silver, often — and therefore, had intrinsic value beyond their stated denominations. You could shave a bit off the edge of a coin, keep the clipped-off piece for yourself, and use the almost-complete coin in a subsequent transaction… That’s the situation in which [Sir Isaac] Newton found himself as the 1600s came to a close: coin clipping had created a culture of counterfeiting. Curtail coin clipping and you’d stem the tide.” –

The mystery of the “Millionaire Hermit” –> “He spent years scrimping and saving. But without a will, where’s his money going?”

This philosophy of The Mindful Explorer –> “I have forced myself to live smaller, earn less and own less as I reached FI and must choose between not working and working. By having to work I can not do all the volunteer work that I do in my community, thus I tell myself others will not be doing as well if I act selfishly with my time. My time should be for doing good, not for making money to spend on myself.”

And this excellent reminder by English novelist, George Eliot –> “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”

Happy becoming!

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