GakingFinance is now Econ4All!
Most of my content in the past has focused on personal finance and stock investing, which is great and will continue to be covered here. I also plan to branch into more economics and related topics. The new mission is to create content that is interesting, useful, and accessible to a wider audience.
Economics is for everyone! Economists are covering everything from home economics to sports analytics. Most of it is useful, and all of it is fascinating. And you can expect to find it all here.
All of my old writing content is still here. You can still access the same content the way you always have, but you can now also access it at Econ4All.com. I have been working on several new research and writing projects, so new content is coming soon.
- Transaction-free trading platforms can be a powerful tool for compounding dividend returns.
- Concentrating on undervalued stocks that pay high dividend yields and growing dividends can reap high returns.
- Straying into investments that are difficult to understand for the sake of diversification can be a drag on returns.
In the beginning of 2017, I set out to create a total return portfolio for my long-term savings. At that time, I had learned through self-study about value investing, high-yield dividend investing, and dividend growth investing. Seeking Alpha was a wonderful inspiration, as was Get Rich with Dividends by Marc Lichtenfeld and the wisdom of Warren Buffett.
What Seeking Alpha authors helped me realize is that dividend investing can be about much more than income. It is a powerful mechanism for compounding wealth. Continue reading…
The End of Alchemy is the most comprehensive book on financial crises that has been published since the Great Recession. Mervyn King headed up the Bank of England during the 2008 Financial Crisis. However, unlike Timothy Geithner and Ben Bernanke, he doesn’t set out to defend his actions during the crisis or make excuses for questionable decisions. Instead, King criticizes the system that allowed the crisis to happen, allowed the crises before it, and will inevitably create future crises if it is not changed. Continue reading “Book Review: The End of Alchemy”
I recently listened to a great interview on Bloomberg’s Odd Lots podcast about how “The Way We Talk About Millennials Is Wrong.” Malcolm Harris, author of Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials, makes an important point about how the identity of the millennial generation is largely created by marketing experts who use overgeneralized ideas to help companies sell stuff to them. Continue reading “Millennial Stereotypes Are Sometimes Unavoidable… and Hilarious”