The weekend is a great time to catch up on some posts that were either too long or simply didn’t fit in during the week. Hope you enjoy!


On the advantages of using cash flows to rebalance your portfolio.  (Canadian Couch Potato via Monevator)

How to rebalance your portfolio.  (Brett Arends)

Financial advisors

10 reasons why financial advisors stink.  (Alpha Architect)

Peer effects get people to save more for retirement.  (NYTimes)

How introversion (and extroversion) affect financial advisors and their clients.  (Nerd’s Eye View)

Personal finance

How downsizing can make retirement more manageable.  (Random Roger)

Why you shouldn’t buy too much insurance.  (Bankers Anonymous)

Why so few retirees choose annuities.  (Think Advisor)

Why is it so hard to teach people about money?  (Vox)


Why is it that the highest paid CEOs generate the worst performance?  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

A dozen things learned from Reid Hoffman.  (25iq)

Dean Kamen (and NRG Energy) want to put a Stirling engine in your basement.  (Forbes)


Things are getting ugly at Tinder .  (Businessweek)

Why venture capital is more compelling now.  (Both Sides of the Table)

How the “Paypal Mafia” took over Silicon valley.  (Tech Republic)

Why founders should meet their downstream investors.  (Hunter Walk)

Some advice on how to go about being an angel investor.  (Reaction Wheel)


Can exercise reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s?  (Well)

Can Botox be used to treat depression?  (Pacific Standard)

You can’t increase your fitness without some discomfort.  (Well)


Portion sizes are falling once again.  (WSJ)

Can big data help transform the way we eat?  (TechCrunch)

Americans have become inveterate snackers.  (WSJ)

Super-bananas‘ may soon be coming to a market near you.  (Scientific American)


How far can soccer go in the US?  (Rational Irrationality)

Minor league baseball players deserve better pay.  (ESPN)

Moneyball 2.0: the Oakland A’s are once again performing well absent high payrolls.  (NYMag)


How Seinfeld paved the way for the new television age.  (New York)

Why Hollywood has turned its back on the movie comedy.  (The Atlantic)


The summer’s best reads from the FT crew including, author of Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions by Gerd Gigerenzer.  (FT)

On the secret of writing well: insights from Steven Pinker’s The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.  (Guardian)

An excerpt from Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era by Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts.  (SI)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

What you might have missed in our Thursday linkfest.  (Abnormal Returns)

Mixed media

New York City is fast becoming the home of overseas real estate investors.  (New York)

Why investment bankers can’t give up their airport club memberships any time soon.  (The Epicurean Dealmaker)

Apparently being with our own thoughts is too much to take.  (WashingtonPost)

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