finance

018 - What You Pay - How to Be Value Driven

Are you value conscious, or paying too much? From business to relationships to everyday life, seeking true value can save you in big ways.

Two podcasts mentioned:

1) Masters in Business

It's not what you buy, it's what you pay.

-Howard Marks

Heard on Barry Ritholtz's podcast, Masters in Business (some really smart guests on this show, you should listen. E.g there is another solid episode with Barbara Kahn about the retail revolution.)

About MiB: "Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Howard Marks, the CFA and co-chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, in his third appearance on Masters in Business. An author as well as an investor, Marks most recently wrote “Mastering the Market Cycle: Getting the Odds on Your Side,” which was released this month." Howard Marks interview here.

2. Arthur Laffer on Storybrand podcast (flat tax, LET’S GO):

"Donald Miller talks with Art Laffer, a prominent American economist whose ideas have shaped policy from the Reagan administration through today."

Other Ideas

  • You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. (Not my idea, I just like it.)

This episode is really all common sense but you know what they say about that.

Finally, hackneyed but my very favorite - and AGAIN financial advice that applies to the idea of value and life in general:

Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.

-Warren Buffett

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007 - Three Random Ideas to Inspire Action

Three ideas to start your month with some thinking and hopefully some action:

  1. Why avoid the news (via @jasonfried on the Tim Ferriss Show).
  2. Nearly half of working age families in the U.S. have nothing saved for retirement. #yikes
  3. Billion dollar ideas that you could invent via @allison_pons.

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