SBV Curated Content | A Weekly Update of Enlightening & Intriguing Information | September 29, 2021

Businesses, Stock Markets & the Economy

What If Things Go Right?  (Barry Ritholtz)

“…I want to imagine for a moment a scenario that is the opposite of worst-case – what do the USA and the world look like if most things more or less go right? What if a normal economic recovery replaces the pandemic slowdown?”

How A Single Missing Part Can Hold Up $5 Million Machines And Unleash Industrial Hell (NPR)

Boring is beautiful when it comes to investing. (blairbellecurve.com)

“When the stock market makes headline news, it’s never for the boring part. Pundits don’t appear on financial television to preach this boring message or they would never be invited back. Your investment strategy shouldn’t make your heart rate or blood pressure rise. And it shouldn’t add excitement to your life. Save the excitement for your friends and family, and for the memories you will make together while living off your boring, mundane investment portfolio.”

Your Finances & other Wealth Management links

Why despite the hype, Social Security isn’t going anywhere. (awealthofcommonsense.com)

What’s new for FAFSA for 2022. (nytimes.com)

Always Pay the Rent? It May Help Your Mortgage Application. “For decades, regular payments to a landlord haven’t counted for much for many tenants trying to get a mortgage. Fannie Mae aims to change that.” (nytimes.com)

The Environment & ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) Investing

Why Native Plants are Important (including deer-resistant native perennials) (EDIBLE JERSEY, CAROLLE HUBER)

L.A.’s New Reflective Streets Bounce Heat Back into Space “The air in these neighborhoods is getting cooler — with huge implications for sweltering cities worldwide.” (Reasons to be Cheerful)

Your Physical & Mental Well-being

Post-Vax COVID’ Is a New Disease “Eventually we might all have to deal with COVID-19—but a shorter, gentler version, thanks to vaccines.” (The Atlantic)

This Week’s Serendipity  

‘Cattywampus’ and Other Funny-Sounding Words. Top 10 Funny-Sounding & Interesting Words. (Merriam-Webster)

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