Become a Patron! Last week over at Travel is Free Drew wrote a very thoughtful post about his experience taking out long-term residential leases and then subletting them for short-term stays through a variety of platforms. The post has a lot of details on the various expenses and complications he encountered and is worth a close read if you're considering doing the … [Read more...] about So you’ve decided to invest in real estate!
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Become a Patron! I've written many times before about higher education, mainly from the perspective of financing it. Thanks to Aunt Becky, for the last few weeks the national spotlight has focused on much more fundamental questions: what is post-secondary education for? Who should pursue it, and why? What should they study, and where? Fortunately, the definitive answers … [Read more...] about The Indy Finance guide to why, where, and how to seek higher education
Become a Patron! I started this blog because the more I learned about the personal finance industry, the more I saw the same problems that are pervasive in my other line of work in the travel hacking community: people are either paid to lie, or too ignorant to know if what they're saying is true or not. So, I figured I'd start a blog where I could tell people the … [Read more...] about Why can’t financial journalists give financial advice?
Aparna Mathur is a Resident Scholar, Economic Policy, at the American Enterprise Institute, a libertarian think tank with an excellent kitchen that I periodically visit when I want to save money on lunch or cocktails. If you're ever in DC I strongly recommend visiting their events page to see if you can enjoy one of their catered meals or open bars. Scholar Mathur has … [Read more...] about Beware Republicans bearing robust debate and compromise
The recent debacle in New York over Amazon's plan to open an office there under the hilarious marketing slogan of "HQ2" (or maybe HQ1.5, or maybe HQ2.14159?) gave finance journalists, who I've long insisted are the laziest people on earth, the opportunity to cluck their tongues about the poor state of "financial literacy," and gives me the opportunity to debunk a few of the … [Read more...] about That’s not how any of this works, Amazon edition