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To: Millennial Money Readers

January 24, 2023

What I'm Reading and Listening To

Some Kind of Heaven by Darren Aronofsky (Documentary)

This documentary about the world’s largest retirement community in Florida, called The Villages, is so good I watched it twice in one week. It’s one of the best documentaries I’ve seen. If you’re interested in money, time, or the commodification of the retirement dream, this is a must-watch.

Retirement The Margaritaville Way by Nick Paumgarten (Article or Audio)

Either before or after your watch the documentary above, read or listen to this article on the Margaritaville retirement communities. I enjoyed listening to it. It dives into Jimmy Buffett’s businesses and puts you on the ground of his boomer-filled retirement communities where it’s always a party. One take away - a lot of the people in this article sound extremely happy and are making the most of their time on this earth. It’s a worthwhile listen or read.

I Love Capitalism: An American Story by Ken Langone (Book)

In my continued path down the billionaire book hole, I just finished listening to this one by Ken Langone, the co-founder of Home Depot. While not as good as What It Takes, listening to Ken reminisce in his Long Island accent about deal-making and what it took for him to succeed in the 70s, 80s, and 90s made me a bit nostalgic. It sounds like the 80s were an insane time to build and acquire businesses - less competition and many opportunities. Where the book excels is when Ken shares how he finds good investments no matter what industry they’re in.

Quote I'm Pondering

Financial Freedom books and mini VWs sitting on shelf

"True affluence is to not need anything."

Gary Snyder