The world of investing can be overwhelming for everyone but especially for young people just starting out. What accounts should I open? What kinds of investments should I choose? Do I pick stocks or mutual funds? And what about ETFs? What should my asset allocation be? What should I be reading or listening...
How to Invest and Profit in the Next Recession A slump is likely in the next year or so. There are ways to prepare for it. Bloomberg, June 17, 2019     Ever since the Great Recession ended in June 2009, investors have been treated to a stream...
How’s that for a clickbait title? I have apparently started a lighthearted “brawl” online with Tesla owners. I now get hate mail from them. To be fair, I don’t really hate Teslas and it’s not REALLY hate mail, but it does make me shake my head a bit...
Dr. David Draghinas is probably best known in this community for his podcast, Doctors Unbound, where he shares inspiring stories about doctors doing extraordinary things. But in this interview, I asked Dr. Draghinas about something extraordinary that he is doing. They converted one of their rental properties to...
To avoid the early onset of dad bod, I’m a lunchtime workout warrior during the week. It’s convenient because there’s a Planet Fitness less than a half mile from my office. The best part about Planet Fitness is it only costs me $10/month for a membership, which is wild...
<!-- --> Posted June 19, 2019 by Ben Carlson This week’s Animal Spirits with Michael & Ben is sponsored by YCharts: Mention Animal Spirits and receive 20% off your subscription price when you initially sign up for the service. We discuss: Are there more unicorns now because there’s more money...
Gold Level Scholarship Sponsor As a Harvard graduate and a partner in a personal injury law firm that has represented thousands of motor vehicle accident and crime victims in personal injury cases, I want the best for my personal injury clients regardless of their ability to pay. When clients...
A reader asks: What’s the deal with inflation? It’s bad for our individual spending power. It erodes the value of our money. Yet, the economists want 2% inflation per year every year. Why do we need inflation for a healthy economy? Why can’t we have a 0% inflation goal? I...
How much money you end up with eventually is a relatively simple math problem. There are just four variables: How much you have now How much you save each year How many years you save for, and Your investment return. Gold Level Scholarship Sponsor The first you cannot change. Improving the second and third...
<!-- --> Posted June 17, 2019 by Ben Carlson This week’s Animal Spirits: Talk Your Book is sponsored by MarketSmith: Go to www.investors.com/animal to receive your first three weeks of the MarketSmith service for just $19.95. We discuss: Wiliam O’Neill’s system for buying stocks The psychology behind becoming...