The best of what we read, watched and listened to this week

The best of what we read, watched and listened to this week

Image by Here and now, unfortunately, ends my journey on Pixabay from Pixabay 

When I learned in 2012 that cycling quadruple gold medalist Laura Trott was born prematurely I remember thinking that it is often the challenges that people overcome that makes their success stories more compelling. Now it transpires that swimmer Tom Dean, 200m freestyle gold medalist in Tokyo, recovered from not one but two bouts of coronavirus in the last twelve months and lost a huge chunk of training time as a consequence. Doesn’t seem to have slowed him down much though…  Tokyo Olympics  [4 min read]

Like most financial planners, we believe that wealth is about more than your balance sheet.  This short tale therefore struck a chord with me.  What it means to be rich  [3 min read]

For those of us who might find ourselves in the second half of our lives, I thought this piece about how it might be different to the first was interesting.  That is the time to enjoy your financial independence.  Life’s Two Halves  [5 min read]

As the parents of a soon to be teenager, we’ve been practicing this approach of ‘manufacturing scarcity’ for a while and it definitely helps to teach the value of money.  How to teach your kids the value of money  [1 min read]

If you heard about about Joe Wicks during lockdown then you may be interested in his new YouTube series, which covers his year in lockdown and how to improve your ‘holistic’ wellbeing.  This article and video explains more about the series  [2 min read] & [3.19 min video]

You can always tell that the slow news season is approaching when the, er, shaggy dog stories start appearing. Meet Dilyn, the Downing Street pooch.   [3 min read]

Five parrots at a zoo in Lincolnshire have been encouraging each other to swear at visitors, so have had to be separated from each other.  Potty-mouthed parrots   😂  [1 min read]

We hope you have a good weekend.

Charles and Rob