Investing, retirement, markets, and other personal finance insights from a Fiercely Independent Fiduciary™
August 1, 2018
As clients know, I question the value of college (and saving for it in the future) unless it is for very specific degrees.
Is your college promoting reason? Or, confirmation bias?
Heterodox Academy has created measurements of colleges that try to promote thinking, reas...
January 1, 2018
Have you ever wondered how your state is managing its finances?
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University has an interactive map to compare the states on cash, budget, and pension funding (link).
December 29, 2017
July 8, 2017
This is a great series for what we aren't taught about money! Well worth your time no matter your age or experience.
A few economic ideas I use a lot in my classes:
Money helps those who receive it first
Money is only worth what the market believes...
July 7, 2017
"Most of the companies no longer had lobbyists."
Can you even imagine?
February 28, 2017
This is an interesting data site for exploring differences between the states.
I’ve always wondered about the cost of living in Michigan compared to other states, and, have to say that I was a little surprised to learn how expensive we are!
For the young looking to set o...
February 26, 2017
We like to say the US is a free country… but, what does that mean?
How free? Free in what ways?
How free are we compared to others? Compared to how free we were in the past?
In what ways could it be more free? In what ways do others have more freedoms?
This is an interest...
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