<!-- --> Posted January 15, 2020 by Ben Carlson On this week’s Animal Spirits with Michael and Ben… We discuss: More worries about index funds Bigger worry: Vanguard or Mark Zuckerberg? Where people bust their budgets Do people value work over family? What are the chances of a recession in...
Many physicians interested in locum tenens work full-time are concerned about health insurance – how to get it, how much it will cost, and what kind to get. It’s a little ridiculous that we as physicians have to stress about these things, but considering the state of healthcare...
It looks like cooler heads will prevail in the U.S.-Iran conflict (for the time being). Although it may seem insensitive to worry about financial markets when the prospect of war is on the table, life does go on and a number of people reached out last week asking...
There are more than 400,000 insurance agents in this country, and almost all of them would love to sell you a whole life insurance policy.  If you buy a policy with premiums of $40,000 per year, the commission would typically be somewhere between $20,000 and $44,000 for that...
    The transcript from this week’s MiB: Matt Benkendorf, Vontobel Quality Growth, is below. You can stream/download the full conversation, including the podcast extras on Apple iTunes, Overcast, Spotify, Google, Bloomberg, and Stitcher. All of our earlier podcasts on your favorite pod hosts can be found here. ~~~   VOICEOVER: This is Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz on Bloomberg...
There is a lot of misinformation out there floating around about what I think about certain financial topics. So I thought I would take the opportunity to clarify and provide some nuance on these subjects. At a certain level of financial sophistication, people benefit more from clear messaging...
Before writing my first book I reached out to a number of authors to get their take on the process, what worked for them, and any advice they could offer. One seasoned author offered a healthy dose of reality. Here’s the gist of it: Use stuff you’ve written about in...
I’m fascinated by these sorts of allocation studies. They tend to be over broad and not necessarily reflective of all family offices, but at least its a starting point for discussions. This allocation below is a mixed bag of some intelligent decision-making by very wealthy people who are looking...
As I’ve really started to focus on maximizing my net time (which is the free time left over after working, obligations/chores, commuting, necessary sleep, and things I don’t enjoy), I’ve found myself using more and more virtual assistants in my life. Why? Because time is the most valuable thing out there. Time is something that we...
In 2018, there were 52 million people in the United States age 65 or older. In the year 1900, there were just 3.1 million people 65 or older in the U.S. By the year 2030, every single baby boomer will be at least 65 years of age. That’s 72 million...