Beware the Storytellers

“The most dangerous people are those who have been taught some financial literacy.” –Tyler Cowen “You can’t learn how to become a doctor by watching Grey’s Anatomy.” –Charles Barkley Whenever I meet new people, I invariably tell stories. Whether it’s stories about messing with 419 scammers or funny things that happened when I was deployed […]

Help! I’m Being Repressed!

10 points if you can name the movie where the title comes from! If you’ve ever been on a diet, you probably have suffered through the hunger pangs associated with the caloric reduction your stomach is experiencing. “FEED ME!” your stomach (and Monkey Brain) yell at you. By the way, Monkey Brain is what I […]

Make Monkey Brain Proud

“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” –Ann Landers “I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.” –Michel de Montaigne If you watched Bugs Bunny when you were a kid like I did, you probably remember the cartoons where […]

Monkey Brain Is a Lip Reader

“I was reading book The History of Glue. I couldn’t put it down.” –Tim Vine When you were a kid learning how to read, you probably used your finger to keep track of where on the page you were, and you would act like you were reading out loud, forming all of the words with […]

Could You Set Aside 78% More Money for Retirement?

“The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.” –Robert Jordan “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under […]

The Magician’s Cape Over Your Money: Why Psychophysical Responses Affect Your Interpretation of Wealth

“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.” –Oscar Wilde Some time in elementary school, you were probably asked the question about which was heavier: a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers. It was the basic test to see if you understood the difference between mass and weight. There’s an equivalent question for your […]