Where to Invest When You’re Investing

An Introduction to Asset Allocation Every single day I see a question like this online: “I just saved up $1,000 and want to invest. Where should I invest my money?” Besides investing in yourself, there is one way in particular that has the greatest chance of making you the most money for the least amount…

Don’t Follow Your Passion

Why Some Careers Are A Gamble Don’t follow your passion. Actually…it depends. If your passion is in an industry with a wide distribution of economic outcomes, then you might want to consider a different line of work. Let me explain. It seems obvious that certain occupations are less equally distributed in terms of financial outcomes than…

Why Manufacturing Jobs Aren’t Coming Back

One Chart Explains It All There has been a lot of talk lately in the media about bringing manufacturing jobs back to America. Regardless of the politics involved with this, both sides of the aisle tend to believe that we can revive employment in U.S. manufacturing. The problem is that the data tells a much different…

Average Net Worth by Age and Education Level

Are you saving enough? What is the state of your financial health? The best way to tell is through your net worth. Your total assets minus total liabilities. More simply: what you have minus what you owe. Despite the simplicity of this calculation, most of the net worth calculators and comparisons I have found online…

Retirement in America

Optimism in the Face of Insolvency Americans have an unbridled sense of hope for their futures despite economic realities that seem much more grim. An article published by the Atlantic in 2015 (see here) illustrated the optimism of Americans, which is higher than any other developed nation. While I do tend to fall into this…

How Hedge Funds Get Rich

Hedge funds don’t get rich because of their returns, they get rich because of their fees. If you want to understand the power of fee mathematics, read this.