Your Weekend Warm-Up

     

    Thankfully, life is about much more than saving and investing. At Clearfront Advisory, we understand and appreciate that you have a wide variety of interests. So do we! Most Fridays, Zach posts a missive, Your Weekend Warm-up, which highlights interesting articles/books he has read, movies/shows he has seen, as well as the ocassional piece on investing.

     

    Date Title Description
    9/20/2019 The Affair, Are you Rich? & The Future of Work

    The fifth and final season of The Affair began airing on Showtime a few weeks ago. And like the four preceding seasons, it wastes no time sucking its characters deeply into emotional quagmires entirely of their own making. If you are unfamiliar with the show.

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    9/13/2019 Normal People, Tepper Isn't Going Out & Recessions

    On my wife’s recommendation, I picked up a copy of Sally Rooney’s latest novel, Normal People. At only 28 years of age, Ms. Rooney has been hailed as the, “first great millennial novelist” and been marketed as “Salinger for the Snapchat generation”. 

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    9/6/2019 Paterson, Succession & Saving for College Paterson might be the most critically-acclaimed move you’ve never heard of. I counted no fewer than 22 nominations for this film, including nods from the Cannes Film Festival and London Film Critics’ Circle for best film and best actor, respectively.

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    8/30/2019 Grace Church, Dead to Me & 47%

    Grace Church School in Brooklyn Heights is the subject of an interesting piece published on The Cut this week. The school is known as the “oldest preschool in Brooklyn” and was, in the words of one parent, “this sweet neighborhood school with this kind of loosey-goosey atmosphere” that became a fixture of the community, educating generations of Brooklyn Heights children in what was deemed a familial, loving environment. 

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    8/23/2019 Juliet Naked, Deeper Friendships & Doing Absolutely Nothing If you are like most folks, you’ve probably wasted a good chunk of time at some point in your life on a long-term relationship that, in hindsight, wasn’t working. Whether the relationship was toxic, bland, or simply a relief from loneliness, you may have asked yourself once it was over why you squandered so much time with that person and how your life could have been different if you hadn’t. If this rings true, then check out the film Juliet, Naked. Adapted from Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name, it follows Annie (played by Rose Byrne), a thirtysomething museum curator living in a nondescript seaside town in England, as she disentangles herself from a 15-year relationship with Duncan (played by Chris O’Dowd).

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    8/16/2019 Complaining Better, Resolving Student Debt & Divorce Whining, moaning, kvetching…whatever term is used to describe complaining, we all grouse from time to time about something. And although complaining is commonplace, most of the time our complaints are not voiced for fear of how they may be misconstrued by loved ones, friends, or co-workers. It can be far less fraught to silently resent (or judge) than to complain and risk putting someone on the defensive. But if you have run out of patience and feel that you have no other choice but to voice your displeasure, there was a good article in The Atlantic on how best to do so.

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