In the Plutus Awards Showcase, the Plutus Awards team and Apex Money highlight the best financial articles, podcast episodes, and videos from around the web each Friday. To submit an items you’ve written, created, or discovered, submit a request for consideration.
Check out the latest podcast episode- Marcia Armstrong is the latest guest on the Plutus Awards Podcast for content creators hosted by Michelle Jackson. In this episode, Marcia shares how too many zero-revenue months forced her to look at her business and the steps she took to turn things around in about 30 days.
This season of the Plutus Awards Podcast focuses on the “deadly sins” that content creators make. Avoid these mistakes, and you’ll be in a better position for getting what you want out of your efforts.
Here’s what we wanted to share with you this week
10 Numbers That Will Change Your Investing Perspective. [Mantaro Money] — “0. Nought. Nothing. Nada. That is the amount of times the S&P 500 (the de-facto proxy for the global stock market) has provided a negative return over any 20-year period since 1926. To use another number to illustrate the point: 100%. The S&P 500 has provided a positive return over any 20-year period since 1926 100% of the time.” (Submitted by J. Money.)
Moving From Semi-Passive to Fully Passive Income. [Lazy Man and Money] — “I was getting ready to write my monthly passive income report and took a little look into our equity investments and real estate investments. I wanted to figure out whether selling our investment property and investing the money in the stock market was the right move. It’s the classic stocks vs. real estate question.” (Submitted by Tarsha.)
Time and Money: How Our Perception changes as We Age. [Retire Before Dad] — “Approaching retirement, we’re more willing to spend money to save time. Why mow the lawn when you could be playing golf or Bridge? And what good is all that wealth if we have no time to enjoy it? Time was valuable all along.” (Submitted by Tarsha.)
Is Having Too Many Choices (Versus Too Few) Really the Greater Problem for Consumers? [Behavioral Scientist] – “A few decades ago, the idea that there could ever be too much choice was, for some, a controversial claim. It ran against cultural narratives—especially in the United States—and classic economic theory that assumed having more options was always better than having fewer. A larger assortment of alternatives, so conventional wisdom went, gave each of us a better shot at finding something that better satisfied our preferences. And, if any of the additional options didn’t appeal to us, we were free to ignore them.” Analysis paralysis! (Submitted by Jim Wang.)
What No One Understands About Your Job. [The Atlantic] – “Several weeks ago, I asked readers to tell me what people don’t get about their jobs. I thought we might receive several dozen replies. Instead, we received several hundred. We heard from teachers and professors; from opera singers and orchestra musicians; from corporate executives and tech workers; from screenwriters, playwrights, and book editors; and from sailors and summer-camp directors.” (Submitted by Jim Wang.)