High school kids are still learning investing the way I did in the '90s: get a large sum of imaginary money and buy individual stocks for 8-10 weeks. Basically the exact wrong way to learn a lifelong investment strategy. (Not to mention these programs are often sponsored by groups representing the interests of investment brokerages.) We created Stax to take down "the stock market game." [more inside]
Cat Insanity is a responsive browser game that slowly, inevitably forces you into the brutal massacre of imaginary cats*, all to capture the emotional experience of drowning in high-interest debt. [more inside]
Payba¢k is a game designed to help teens understand the costs of college BEFORE they begin applying. We made it to address an issue many families face: Kids have no idea how much college actually costs. Parents are super uncomfortable discussing finances with their kids. So too often, nobody talks, kids apply to schools they can't afford, parents stretch themselves too thin and everyone ends up disappointed. [more inside]
I've helped put together a blog on personal finance. It's written by Andrew Reeves, a 28-year-old retired multimillionaire wunderkind who may or may not exist. [more inside]
A curated weekly newsletter/blog of mostly-tech links that are interesting, strange, surprising or funny. From the BGP Bitcoin theft in 2014 that started it to Kugelblitzes, hashmaps in Rust and licking Nintendo cartridges, the Weekly Weird is me dumping my browser tabs into an email just in time for lunchtime on Friday (EST). No politics unless the underlying story is really compelling. Subscribe here.
For any voter who wants to understand just how bizarre Wall St got in the years leading up to the financial meltdown that's still kicking our butts, this video provides a decent, somewhat entertaining explanation.
A tool that allows you to valuate stocks by estimating future operating cash flows and the multiple the market pays for those cash flows. [more inside]
Tired of all the cumbersome, complicated, and feature-heavy spending tracker apps in the iPhone App Store, I built my own. I think that 99% of people don't need to categorize their purchases or set up detailed budgets to follow the "spend less and save more" advice we've all received at one point or another. All they need is to know how much they've spent today, this past week, or over whatever time period they're interested in. Spender lets you do exactly that. All feedback is welcome and appreciated.