April 30, 2022

What if You Only Invested at Market Peaks?

What if You Only Invested at Market Peaks? (https://awealthofcommonsense.com/2014/02/worlds-worst-market-timer/) Posted February 25, 2014 by Ben Carlson Meet Bob.Bob is […]
April 2, 2022

Inflation = Taxes

Inflation is a Tax People almost universally dislike Inflation and taxes. Both are unpopular because they […]
August 15, 2021

How to Get Paid to Purchase Real Estate

There’s Free Money in Real Estate Real estate has been the source of “wealth” generation for […]
July 25, 2021

Picking Investments Primer

401K Investing Primer: Decide if you’re OK with a target date fund. Choose the target date […]
June 2, 2021

Types of ESG Investing

What is ESG?  Once we get beyond the “environmental, sustainable, governance” tag line, what is the […]
April 22, 2021

How to Calculate 401K Payroll Deductions

IF a percentage of payroll: It would be a percentage of GROSS pay Example: Gross pay […]
March 30, 2021

What is the Stock Market?

What is the Stock Market? Imagine you found one billion dollars in cash all the sudden! […]
January 30, 2021

Game Stop: Just the Facts

Going to attempt to explain this with just the mechanics & facts, and going to do […]
January 29, 2021

Reflexivity & Markets

“Reflexivity theory states that investors don’t base their decisions on reality, but rather on their perceptions […]
January 27, 2021

Explaining Large Corporate Write Offs in 2020

I’ve been watching Game Stop… and now the subsequent calls for the SEC to “regulate” this […]
January 4, 2021

Retirement Account Order of Operations

The decision to put money into the correct “wrapper” in order to maximize “tax alpha” is […]
December 23, 2020

Frontline in 1997: “Betting on the Market”

Great video from 1997 going into the last 2-3 years of the dot.com bubble.  Money supply […]
December 8, 2020

Shareholder Basis / Stock Basis

Shareholder Basis, The Retained Earnings for LLC’s & S-Corps Keeping track of your shareholder basis (also […]
December 3, 2020

How to Shop for RETIREMENT Plans

UPDATED VERSION: https://shared401k.com/blog/retirement-account-order-of-operations/ There’s a lot of different kinds of plans, but let’s cover the most […]
November 16, 2020

Why Masks are Emotional & Political

Post-election, people try to make sense of the election results, and the easy layup I’ve heard […]
November 10, 2020

Election Results in Perspective

The Roaring 20’s… 1920’s & 2020’s The last time there was a worldwide pandemic was the […]
October 16, 2020

Why It Feels Like Stock Markets are at All Time Highs

A Narrative History of How Strange it Feels That Stock Markets are at All Time Highs […]
October 8, 2020

How to be a Long Term Investor, It’s Not Diversification

When you ask someone, are you a “long term investor”?  Almost everyone says, yes.  But that’s […]
September 30, 2020

When Should I Use a Financial Advisor?

BY MICHAEL BATNICK: https://theirrelevantinvestor.com I realize this post might be construed as self-serving, given my day […]
September 24, 2020

Corporation “Pledges” to do Better (*eyeroll*)

Big Business Shareholder Value Scam Stakeholder Capitalism Gets a Report Card. It’s Not Good During this […]
September 20, 2020

Veblen Goods, Late Stage Capitalism, & ESG (Written in TLDR Style)

SECTION 1: The number & monetary value of Veblen goods increase as more money/assets aggregate to […]
September 17, 2020

Snowflakes Aren’t Magical

“Capital markets” is an industry comprised of people who know people with money. The people who […]
September 12, 2020

How to Shop for Health Insurance

How to Shop for Health Insurance Health insurance isn’t complicated, it’s just something most people haven’t […]
September 5, 2020

How to Invest

1. Compounding is the most powerful force in the Universe 2. The first rule of compounding […]
May 26, 2020

The Federal Reserve is More Powerful than the Supreme Court (Written in TLDR Style)

The Federal Reserve will Become a Political Entity Politically speaking, The Fed will become the new […]
April 18, 2020

Quantitative Easing: Behind the Curtain

The Federal Reserve is Creating (not “Printing”) Money and It Does Not Matter. The Small Business […]
April 13, 2020

Deleveraging the US Economy. Modern Monetary Theory in Action.

The “Economy” and How We Live In This Machine (can skip this section if you have […]