SBV Curated Content | A Weekly Update of Enlightening & Intriguing Information | January 5, 2022
Businesses, Stock Markets & the Economy
“…if you were a buy-and-hold investor in the U.S. stock market in 2021, give yourself a pat on the back. You just lived through one of the greatest years of all-time in the stock market.
It’s not always going to be this easy.”
10 Lessons from 2021 (Michael Batnick)
Your Finances & other Wealth Management links
Many home insurance premiums are rising faster than inflation. “Lumber prices, supply chain disruptions and climate change are driving costs upward.” (The Washington Post)
Let’s Move In Together (And You Can Help Me Pay My Mortgage) “There are risks that come with moving into a home your partner owns. Make sure you discuss them before packing up.” (Bloomberg)
The Environment & ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) Investing
A Sustainable Holiday Season, Part Two. “Last month we suggested three ways to prepare for the holidays while being mindful of our impact on the environmental. Now we offer three tips for making the post-holiday clean-up more sustainable for our environment.” (Township Of Morris Environmental Commission Newsletter
Mapped: 30 Years of Deforestation and Forest Growth, by Country (visual capitalist.com)
“Forests are the great carbon capturers of our planet, and they are a key source of wildlife habitats and vital resources for people around the world. But deforestation is threatening this natural infrastructure, releasing carbon into the atmosphere while simultaneously reducing wildlife diversity and making our environment more susceptible to environmental disasters.
This graphic looks at global deforestation and forest growth over the past 30 years, mapping out the net forest change by country and region using data from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).”
Your Physical & Mental Well-being
Diets Make You Feel Bad. Try Training Your Brain Instead. “The new Eat Well Challenge will show you how to reshape your eating habits without dieting.” (The New York Times)
“Here’s a New Year’s resolution you can keep: Stop dieting and start savoring your food instead.”