Capital in the Twenty-First Century

[Book Review] Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Summary The title says it all. This book is about capital in the 21st century. In this book, Thomas Picketty dives deep into how capital has been used in the past century. You could say that this book picks up where Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations left off. It dives into the dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital. It talks about inequality, how it’s structured, and how capital is regulated in the 21st-century. It analyzes the economic and social patterns of the past and how it applies to this modern era. It’s one of the best books on […]

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Apps

The Top 10 Productivity Apps I’m Using in 2016

Everyone wants to be productive so that they can get the most use out of their day. By learning to make the most use of your time, you’re able to get much more done and still have energy to do something fun. Throughout my life, my weeks have always been hectic, so productivity and time management has become a special skill of mine. I use a variety of apps and services to help me get things done faster, so I decided to share my top 10.   10. IFTTT (FREE) or Workflow ($2.99) IFTTT links [Apple | Android] and Workflow links [Apple Only] These […]

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Debt: The First 5000 Years

[Book Review] Debt: The First 5000 Years

Summary Debt: The First 5000 Years explores the concept of debt: its origins, the philosophies surrounding it, the arguments surrounding it, and more. David Graber goes back in time to analyze how humans have used debt over the years and its impact on the world today. He dives into the politics of debt, the ideas of right or wrong surrounding it, and the roles that it plays today in our everyday lives. What can I learn from this book? This book explores the history and theories behind debt. What you’ll learn is how humans have used debt over time, and its impact […]

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net worth

[Finance Update] Net Worth Q1 2016

Each quarter of the year, I’ll be publishing updates on my finances, including my net worth, income, and expenses. I do this for two reasons. First, it’s essential to track this information. It’s valuable to me to have some accountability in my financial decisions. Without knowing this information and actively looking at it, it becomes easy to slip and make less-than-ideal choices. Tracking my net worth and expenses will help me avoid mistakes and help make the most use out of my money. Second, I believe it’ll be valuable to you for the same reasons. I hope that these posts […]

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The Richest Man In Babylon

[Book Review] The Richest Man in Babylon

Summary The Richest Man in Babylon is a parable about how to become wealthier. The story follows two separate timelines: one happening in the modern day (at the time it was written) and the other occurring in ancient Babylon. Both timelines progress with similar storylines to show the timelessness of the information in the book. In the present day, an archeologist discovers the story of a young Babylonian and relates to some of the lessons in his life. In Babylon, the Babylonian boy learns financial principles through the course of his lifetime through various mentors. The organization of the story […]

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The Best Investment You'll Ever Make

The Best Investment You’ll Ever Make

In 2013, I declared to friends that I would henceforth have an unlimited budget for books. No, I don’t have a gold mine that I’ve been keeping from the public. I didn’t have much spare cash then, but I chose to make such a grand statement because I came to the realization that if you want to get anywhere in life, education matters. To clarify, I was already well aware that more years in school typically meant more income and so on, but I’m not talking about that. What I am talking about is the point in my life where my stance on general […]

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The Coffeehouse Investor

[Book Review] The Coffeehouse Investor

Summary The Coffeehouse Investor is a book about some friends getting into the world of investing. It’s a how to book that simplifies the seemingly complicated task of investing. Many have adopted the principles laid out in this book, but it may still be hard to come across these concepts. Shultheis presents information about investing in an easy to read manner and shows a clear path to building wealth through investing. What can I learn from this book? The benefits of this book are clear: investing can be made simple, and this book shows you how. This was the first book on investing that I […]

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