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!


The arithmetic of “all in” investment expenses.  (John Bogle)

The fallacy behind the idea: “you never go broke taking a profit.“  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

How to construct your own asset allocation.  (Monevator)

Personal finance

How much you need to save to retire comfortably.  (Jason Zweig)

Should 401(k) participation be mandatory?  (Rekenthaler Report earlier Abnormal Returns)

Some financial advice for the next generation.  (ThinkAdvisor)

Is risk tolerance too unstable to measure?  (Nerd’s Eye View)


Are simple momentum strategies too simple?  (CSS Analytics)

How investors react when real estate is the only game in town.  (SSRN)

Is economic growth good for equity returns?  (Turnkey Analyst)

Do firms optimally repurchase shares?  (SSRN)

Why are stocks with tickers early in the alphabet more liquid?  (SSRN via @laurenfosternyc)


Startups are lining up to chip away at the Bloomberg empire.  (Institutional Investor)

Truth is in short supply on Wall Street.  (Above the Market)


11 steps on how to become a capitalist.  (Monevator)

The myth of the self-made man.  (Pragmatic Capitalism)


How Amazon ($AMZN) got Wall Street to buy into its no-profit (for now) model.  (Slate)

A look at Facebook ($FB) ten years in.  (Businessweek)


How to think about the “Internet of things.”  (Institutional Investor)

The MOOC revolution stumbled. What comes next?  (Musings on Markets, ibid)

Decision making

On the upside of indecision.  (Aeon via Big Picture)

The case against performance reviews.  (The Atlantic)


A personal journey inside the brain with Jim Fallon author of The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey Into the Dark Side of the Brain.  (The Atlantic)

On the future of psychobiotics: or why your gut matters for your brain.  (New Scientist)

How to optimize your napping.  (Priceonomics Blog)

It’s still not too late to get active.  (Well)

Does organic produce really make a difference for kids?  (Slate)


Capitalism at work: shipping Asian carp back to Asia.  (WSJ)

Cronuts are now officially a thing.  (Quartz)

America loves hot sauce.  (Quartz)

Is a non-profit bar an oxymoron?   (Priceonomics Blog)


A profile of Michael Keaton.  (Esquire)

The romantic comedy is dead, but cinematic romance is thriving.  (The Atlantic)


Old school blogging was the real deal.  (Will Wilkinson)

Bloggers were always putting on airs, even before the big money showed up.  (The Epicurean Dealmaker)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

Are alternative assets a solution to the 401(k) problem?  (Abnormal Returns)

Diversifying emotionally.  (Abnormal Returns)

What you may have missed in our Friday linkfest.  (Abnormal Returns)

Mixed media

Confessions of a former TSA agent.  (Politico)

We are all helicopter parents now.  (Quartz)

The NFL really doesn’t like to pay disability claims.  (SI)

The (updated) story of Stephen Glass.  (Pando Daily)

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