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

Financial Update – Nov 2020

Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches Bill Gates and Rashida Jones (Karen Filippelli from “The Office”) started a new podcast (link). I’m unsure how the two joined forces, but it has been pretty entertaining so far. In one episode they interviewed Raj Chetty (famous Harvard Economist) about inequality and in another … Read more

Financial Update – Oct 2020

Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches The Social Dilemma (link). A documentary about the consequences of wide-spread social media usage. Basically, it concludes that our attention is the end product that is produced (and sold to the highest advertising bidder) by Google/Facebook/etc. That’s a pretty fascinating paradigm. I’ve heard of this … Read more