Investing

NPR Planet Money Summer School – Great Educational Resource For Teens And New Investors

Every summer NPR’s Planet Money releases a series of summer school podcasts on economics and investing. In 2020, the focus was on microeconomics. For 2021, the topic is investing. The episodes are crash courses on the topics and explain complex topics in an easy-to-understand way. Each podcast is about 25 to 35 minutes. NPR’s Planet …

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Solo 401(k) – What You Need To Know (+2021 limits)

If you are self-employed and have some self-employment income, you can contribute to a solo 401(k) account. A solo 401(k) offers many of the same benefits as a traditional 401(k) but there are some important differences. Solo 401(k) is sometimes called a one-participant 401(k), individual 401(k), or self-employed 401(k). A regular 401(k) is offered by …

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Book Notes and Summary – Scott Galloway’s The Algebra of Happiness

The author of The Algebra of Happiness: Notes on the Pursuit of Success, Love, and Meaning, Scott Galloway is a professor at New York University, where he teaches brand strategy and digital marketing. He is also a serial entrepreneur and has a YouTube channel with millions of fans. When I first read the title of …

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Charlie Munger Resources (Books, Speeches, Letters, And His Recommended Reading)

Charlie Munger has been Warren Buffett’s right-hand man for decades. He is the vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway.  Munger is known for his witty quotes and his fascinating stories. Munger has stressed the importance of mental model to improve decision-making in investing, and in life. His speeches and writing have nuggets of wisdom that everyone can …

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I Bonds – Safe Investment That Offers Decent Return

Money market funds and saving accounts pay almost zero percent interest these days. But these accounts are ideal places to put your emergency fund because they offer liquidity.  Let’s say that you already have an emergency fund, and you are looking at investing your excess cash. You decide that you don’t want to invest that …

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Amazon’s Moves Affecting Your Portfolio? Don’t Panic. It May Be A Good Investing Opportunity

Amazon is one of the most powerful companies in the world.  With hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue, the company is still growing rapidly. Multiple times a year, the company announces its foray into a new market. The stocks of incumbent players in Amazon’s new area of focus fall sharply on the news.  This …

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