Category: Economics

I Wish Hodlbot Did This One Thing

HodlBot is a very cool piece of software which operates like an index fund. You pay HodlBot money and HodlBot will allocate a portfolio of cryptocurrency purchases for you. HodlBot supports custom portfolio allocations by coin. You can tell HodlBot

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Fact Checking Cabot Phillips on Dat Micky Deez

I have no idea who Cabot Phillips is but he made the following social media claim: Is that true or sensationalist? Yep, but I was able to produce similar results with easily accessible data, and there is probably some data

Economic Eating

AfterEcon is all about what to after having studied economics. That is, it is all about applying economics (distinct from the study of Applied Economics). This article reviews some recent dietary changes I’ve made through that lens. When I was

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Learning to Build a Budget While an Undergrad

  This article is provided by Jetty, an innovative renter’s insurance provider. If you want to avoid paying a large security deposit, or if you need a guarantor to rent, check out Jetty’s services. Higher education is more important than

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Lower Priced Houses, Part 3

This article is the third or fourth in a series. See the bottom for links to the other articles. This article discusses purchasing a foreclosed house, a 403k loan, and considerations on small, medium, and large multifamily home buying. I.

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Finding Extra Dollars to Finance Real Estate

I previously wrote about finding lower priced housing, but low prices still aren’t free. At some point you have to pay up. This article assembles a number of traditional and less traditional funding sources you may not have considered. Some

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Lower Home Prices, Part 2

I recently wrote about 6 ways to lower home price, but not all prices compared apples to apples because some options were turnkey, or move-in ready, while others weren’t. This article looks at move-in ready prices and finds that modular

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Lower House Prices

I recently wrote that 3D printed houses should start to become relatively accessible around 2020. This article discusses a few techniques other than 3D printing which can drive down house costs. I look at the home price problem as a home

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The Energy Conversation is Overrated

In 2013 I talked about how the planet would easily accommodate food and water for 9 billion people in 2040. In this article, I argue that the current Malthusian scare about running out of fossil fuels is equally overblown and

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Why It’s Important to Capture Hours Worked, Even on Salary

This article quickly notes a few reasons why you, as an employee or an employer, will want the full hours of work recorded on any project, even for salaried employees. Some firms have a practice of limiting the hours recorded

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