Explain the Big Short
Advanced Finance

To explain the Big Short and the 2008 Crisis

Have you seen the movie, read the book, lived through the crisis…but still need someone to explain the Big Short? Look no further!

Memento mori
Basic Finance, Philosophical Musings

Memento Mori

The point of ‘memento mori’ isn’t to cause fear or to be morbid. It’s not a downer. It’s motivation, and inspiration, and a gentle, true reminder of what’s coming.

Philosophical Musings


Hoping to develop new behavior, but finding it hard to stick to a good habit? The problem is adherence. But you can change it for the better!

Basic Finance, Philosophical Musings

Risk Posture

“If I compared 1000 401(k) maximizers against 1000 degenerate gamblers, which group would have a better financial outcomes?”

Their risk posture is key.

basic finance plots
Advanced Finance

Basic finance plots: from ‘random walk’ to retirement

Math is the language of the universe. And plots help visualize math.
Today, I present five important plots to explain personal finance basics.

good investments
Advanced Finance

Are my investments good?

Today we’re starting with a common question, and we’re going to answer it from a few different points of view. College student Cesar asked me, “Jesse, take a look at…

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howard zinn
Philosophical Musings

And…Action! Some words on Howard Zinn

Action, participation, encouraging positive change…these are snowballs that any person can start rolling.

Will you be that person?

no free time
Basic Finance, Philosophical Musings

For Folks with no Free Time

If you focus on identifying the best opportunities to affect your personal finance, you can profoundly improve your life without wasting time. And those best opportunities are…?

savings plan
Basic Finance

The Habit of Saving

Telling people to “save more money” is empty advice. How? What’s the first step?

Today, Ben Franklin helps us define a real, simple, executable plan.