Financial Update – Apr 2022

Another month, another update. A few random comments.   Good Reads/Listens/Watches Steve Levitt interviews Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert (link). MyMoneyBlog on the upcoming expiration of Vanguard’s patented tax-efficient ETF+MF combo (link). While interesting, it seems that the industry has simply transitioned from mutual funds to ETFs. Consequently, the expiration of this patent seems largely inconsequential.  … Read more

Tax loss harvesting for dummies

With domestic markets down 12% YTD, now might be a good time to think about tax-loss harvesting (TLH’ing).   For the uninitiated, here is a good overview of TLH’ing: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Tax_loss_harvesting. That said, I think it is a largely unproductive endeavor, as I’ve blogged about here: https://frugalprofessor.com/tax-loss-harvesting-is-overrated/. Despite convincing myself in the above blog post that TLH’ing … Read more

Slide App Review

——————————————————– Brief intro from Frugal Professor ——————————————————– One of the best parts about having a blog is getting to meet smart people I wouldn’t have already met. A week ago, one of these smart people reached out to me via email to discuss credit card strategies. I enjoyed the discussion so much that I asked … Read more

Podcast Interview with Mr Clipping Chains

After reciprocating blog posts a little over a year ago (here and here), Mr Clipping Chains and I sat down for a podcast session a few weeks back. It went live today. If you want to take a listen, here it is: https://clippingchains.com/2022/04/11/ep-29-frugal-professor/. Cliff notes version of the podcast: Brief recap of my money journey. … Read more

Financial Update – Mar 2022

Another month, another update. A few random comments.   Good Reads/Listens/Watches I watched an interesting video of the mayor of Emeryville, CA who is transforming his city into a biking utopia (link). It is pretty inspiring. It is understandable that nobody wants to ride a bike when it is so easy to get killed by … Read more

Financial Update – Feb 2022

I realize that blogging about my sheltered life is tone deaf in light of the unfathomable suffering in Ukraine right now. But tradition (5.5 years strong) demands that I write something. So here we go…   Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches Harvard economist Greg Mankiw on Ukraine: Mankiw discussing his … Read more