Q&A with Mr Clipping Chains

I started regularly rock climbing at my campus gym about 3 years ago, about a year after I arrived at my current job. Why did it take me a year to join my climbing gym? Because I’m slowly graduating from “cheap/stingy/idiotic” to “frugal.” Despite the hefty $41/month price tag, I think my gym membership is … 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

State of the Blog – 2020 Edition

Here’s the second instance of the state-of-the-blog post. My 2019 edition is here. Blog Stats: 298 WordPress / email subscribers 33% growth from last year (224) 288 Feedly subscribers: 16% growth from last year (248) 136,970 pageviews this year 2020 cumulative pageviews: 316,223. 2019 cumulative pageviews: 179,253. Posts/month: ~3.5. 2020 Profitability: Amazon affiliate revenue: $104 … 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