Welcome to September 2021’s Disappearing Moment, an inventory of opinions and experiences. I hope you enjoy it.
The Triumph of Life by Irving Greenberg (as yet unpublished) (Recommended): It helped me see the beauty in Modern Orthodox Judaism.
- Jacked (Recommended): Taraji P. Henson tells the story of New Jack Swing, and she is exquisite. The kitsch I anticipated, the tragedy not so much.
- Xai, how are you? (Recommended): Queer Talmud is my happy place?! At least with Xava, a divine and glittering scholar, and her partner and foil, Michael.
I was loyal to Weather.gov for its objectivity and directness. Dark Sky won me over with its specificity and design, especially around precipitation.
I buy my protein powder, creatine, beta-alanine, and citrulline malate from True Nutrition. They have great prices, quality, and customer service, and an excellent website.
Personal Finance and Investing
Borrow books on personal finance from your public library. Which books? See below.
Ten Books on Personal Finance
In the September 2021 issue of Library Journal, John Rodzvilla recommends ten books on personal finance:
- Broke Millennial Talks Money by Erin Lowry (2020)
- Clever Girl Finance by Bola Sokunbi (2019)
- Get Good with Money by Tiffany Aliche (2021)
- How Much Money Do I Need To Retire? by Todd R. Tresidder (2020)
- How To Make Your Money Last by Jane Bryant Quinn (2020)
- I Will Teach You To Be Rich: No Guilt by Ramit Sethi (2019)
- The Money Manual by Tonya B. Rapley (2018)
- The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey (2013)
- The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+ by Suze Orman (2020)
- Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin, and Joe Dominguez (2018)
I don’t include any of these books in my top ten. These are the books I recommend instead:
- The Bond Book by Annette Thau (2010)
- How to Change by Katy Milkman (2021)
- The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (2006)
- The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle (2017)
- Morningstar’s 30-Minute Money Solutions by Christine Benz (2011)
- The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias (2016)
- The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel (2021)
- Quit Like a Millionaire by Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung (2019)
- A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel (2019)
- What to Do with Your Money When Crisis Hits by Michelle Singletary (2021)
Thanks for spending a few moments with me. I look forward to corresponding again next month.