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Keynes Would Have Hated The FIRE Movement

Breaking down Keynesian Economics

https://medium.com/impact-economics/what-is-keynesian-economics-22ddd0ed23c?source=friends_link

How a Travel Mug can Save you $250,000

In Today’s video I review how your daily fancy coffee runs could be costing you $250,000 and Pushing your Retirement back years.

What is Quantitative Easing?

“The idea is to get as much money circulating through the economy as quickly as possible. It’s like giving the economy a shot of adrenaline.

Index Funds Vs Mutual Funds

Reviewing the simmilarities and differences between activs vs passive funds and which I prefer and why.

More Mainstream Criticism of FIRE

Responding to some lousy criticisms of the FIRE movement

8 Extreme Frugal Living Ideas You Probably Haven’t Considered

the extreme things the cheapest of the cheap do to save more money.

No, Actively Managed Investing is not the Future

A Lesson in “Small Sample Size Theater”

The Wealth Equation

This Equation Tells You How Much Your Net Worth Should Be

Correlation vs Causation

“I can’t think of any two terms that are conflated more often than correlation and causation”.

My Fear of Investing in Crypto is Validated

why I am still not buying Bitcoin

What is a Penny Stock?

Penny stocks, what are they and why you should stay away from them.

Do Not Enter Your Credit Card Information Into Facebook

Why you should never give Facebook or other digital companies, your credit card information.

Millennial’s Financial Situation is More Nuanced Than we Think

Millennial households (married couples) are actually making more money than previous generations

“Since the economy no longer needed this monetary stimulus, the Federal Reserve began increasing rates again starting in 2015” 

“Since the economy no longer needed this monetary stimulus, the Federal Reserve began increasing rates again starting in 2015” 

Why People Are Draining Their Retirement Funds Early

Some basic financial planning today, when you are young and healthy, will save you a world of financial hurt when you are old and grey.

Why It’s Important To Track Your Net Worth

“Your net worth is the difference between what you own and what you“Your net worth is the difference between what you own and what owe.” 

Economics 101: Supply

Breaking down a fundamental economic concept

A Simple “Entry Level” Budget You Can Create Today

Because you really do NEED a budget.

Five (More) Things You Can do to Reach Financial Independence

1. College Hacking
2. Travel Hacking
3. Increase Your Savings Rate
4. Cutting the cord (including Netflix)
5. Picking up a side hustle

Exploring Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax

An interesting theoretical policy to combat economic inequality, but would it work and what would be the costs?

The Real Cause of The Student Debt Crisis

Why Tuition has skyrocketed and what needs to be done to bring prices back down.

What is the Phillips Curve?

Is there a defined relationship between inflation and unemployment?