Financial Update – May 2021

Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches Berkshire Hathaway’s 2021 shareholder meeting (link). Nice summary by MyMoneyBlog (link). Life We took a quick trip to Utah. Utah is not ugly.  I took a couple day brocation to Zion & Bryce. We camped within Zion. The first morning, we woke up at 4am, … Read more

Financial Update – Apr 2021

Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches GoCurryCracker’s 2020 tax post (link). $0 of federal income tax on $143k of income. Entertaining two-hour YouTube documentary of a dude biking (most of) the 2,700 mile Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (link). This ride is now on my bucket list (wiki article)! He’s done … Read more

Financial Update – Mar 2021

Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches One of the Mediocre Amateur dudes (specifically, this guy) owns a ~$1M helicopter. In this incredible series of videos on their new YouTube channel, they document their recent trip to Canada & Alaska. The footage & storytelling is stunning. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part … Read more

Financial Update – Feb 2021

Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches Automotive engineering expert Sandy Munro interviews Elon Musk for 50 minutes about technical Tesla design issues (link). It starts off kind of slow with a prolonged discussion about seats, but it gets better (unless you really like discussions about seats, in which case the video … Read more

Financial Update – Jan 2021

Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches Prof G interviews NYU finance professor Aswath Damodaran about the GameStop frensy (link). TLDR; prices are asinine and will come back down to reality sooner than later. WSJ article on the mastermind behind the Gamestop/Reddit madness (link). Here’s his Reddit post history, including snapshots of … Read more

Financial Update – Dec 2020

Goodbye 2020. You will not be missed.   Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches The Finance Buff on the “CARES Act 2.0” (link). $300 (single) / $600 (married) non-itemized charitable deduction for 2021. Does not affect 2020. Cash only — no appreciated securities.  Mankiw’s NYT article on the double-edged sword of … Read more