📷 A picture is worth $1,000

Published On: May 26th, 2023

I’ve been trying to talk myself into getting new business headshots. I’ve done my best to skip the whole dreaded process ’cause it’s awkward and I just don’t wanna be bothered.

But studies show your LinkedIn picture often plays a big role in determining whether you land the job, so it’s probably worth re-examining your head if you’re in the market.

Today is a mix of fun money stuff.

Let’s do this!

Today’s newsletter is 389 words, 2 minutes.

10 money things worth sharing this week

1. How to take a “slick”, professional headshot with your phone

2. The perfect professional headshot is worth $1,000, and could even land you the job. “Look confident but not cocky. Assertive yet approachable.” Personally, I look stressed yet unbothered. (story may be paywalled)

3. Getting a new headshot can be a cringey process – here’s how to look more photogenic. Hint: it’s all about the jaw (YouTube)

4. Investors really love loud, unskilled voices on social media. A new paper on finfluencers shows that following their investment advice yielded an average monthly alpha of -2.3% (that’s below market returns). Bottom Line: stay away from TikTok finfluencers for money advice.

5. Psychologists have some tips for those trying to break bad money habits and build better ones.

6. 21 Mind Traps: The Ultimate Guide to your most common thinking errors uncovers why you’re not really in complete control of your decisions, and what to do about it. Good stuff to think about. (YouTube)

7. Cineplex sued for “junk fees”. A Cineplex manager shared a secret, he said buying movie tix at Costco is significantly cheaper. The bonus is you skip the whole price gouging thing. I guess his employee discount is THAT bad.

8. Employees don’t trust being managed by artificial intelligence. On the flip side, maybe some managers should be replaced with an algorithm.

9. Is it normal to talk to yourself? There are benefits of positive self-talk and some problematic stuff too. The upshot is talkin’ to yourself guarantees extra space on the subway.

10. It’s not delicious. The QR-code menu takes the joy out of dining, so restaurants are using less tech so you’ll order more food.

It’s always a good idea to check back with the price of your vice, ’cause science says willpower is overrated.

Thank you for sharing and forwarding – I appreciate you guys so much.

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