Financial Geekery

December 15, 2019

You probably know that I'm a huge fan of weekly money time, but often the work that's done there is down in the weeds: paying bills, allocating income, and general keeping-the-wheels-on-the-bus sort of stuff. So: let's talk about some of the high-level, onc...

October 6, 2019

We have to have an Adaptive Financial Planning mindset. But that doesn't mean we're completely at the mercy of chance.

September 22, 2019

How do you allocate your dollars such that you are prepared for the future, but also living fully in the present?

August 25, 2019

What does "working towards your financial goals" even look like? Let's talk about that.

April 7, 2019

As any statistician will tell you, just because there's randomness in the system doesn't mean we can't make plans around it. Moreover, we can use our "certainty of uncertainty" to our advantage.

February 24, 2019

Monte Carlo simulations are one of the cornerstones of what I call "adaptive financial planning". The idea is to keep you on track -- not to die rich, nor to die poor, but to live richly.

January 13, 2019

Once you add another human being to the financial mix, things get an order of magnitude more complicated. Here are a couple of strategies that can help.

November 18, 2018

You may be asking, "OK...but how do I get from where I am to where I want to be?" An excellent question! Here are some tools for your tool belt.

November 4, 2018

Now presenting the Seaborn Personal Financial Ladder! The idea is straightforward: each rung is a step towards financial independence.

October 21, 2018

We can maximize our chances of a good outcome, but the fact is that wise decisions and good outcomes don't always go hand-in-hand. This leads us to an interesting puzzle: how do we judge a financial decision apart from his outcome?

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