Wednesday Reading List

“Last week the IRS announced plans to move forward with direct cash payments to taxpayers eligible for the child tax credit. Payments will start in July and run through December of this year.”

This Tax Credit Is Now A Cash Refund Starting In July by Heritage Financial


U.F.O.s are not just for crackpots any more. “In the past three years, high-level officials have publicly conceded their bewilderment about unidentified aerial phenomena.

How the Pentagon Started Taking U.F.O.s Seriously by Gideon Lewis-Kraus


Activist sustainable investors at work and how they changed Exxon’s board.

Climate Activists Defeat Exxon in Push for Clean Energy by Clifford Krauss and Peter Eavis


Is the pandemic becoming endemic?

The End IS Near. No, Seriously. by Donald G. McNeil Jr.


This popular practice to give your offer a leg up raises legal issues and is being phased out.

Why writing a letter to win a home can be creepy AND backfire by Kara Baskin


It’s easy to commit to the long-term and nearly impossible to maintain that commitment. Excellent piece on why. Getting better at this is key for all investors.

How to Do Long Term by Morgan Housel


“If a spouse thinks there may be significant amounts of hidden cryptocurrency, an attorney may file a subpoena, or court order, to get access to their spouse’s computer or electronic devices.”

Divorcees are using cryptocurrency to hide money. Here’s how experts find it by Kate Dore


Don’t be put off by the judgmental title. It’s a long look at American alcohol consumption over the years, how and why humans first started drinking, and the benefit and harm of drinking today.

America Has a Drinking Problem by Kate Julian


Book Recommendation

Lying for Money: How Legendary Frauds Reveal the Workings of the World by Dan Davies

A loyal reader recommended this book, and it has not disappointed. Interesting look at how our financial system works by understanding how people take advantage of it.