Incentives

These posts cover incentives, and how they drive our behavior. These may include positive incentives (encouraging us to do something) and negative incentives (encouraging us not to do something)
May
17
Sign reading "If overthinking situations burned calories, I'd be dead." Wait, human breathing releases CO2!

All the Right Data, All the Wrong Conclusions

A bit of psychology and a bit of economics help us see what climate alarmists entirely miss
5 min read
May
03
Airport lounge showing yellow support beams and an undulating ceiling

If You Scheduled Your Day Like an Airline

If you let your aim point downwards, even a little bit, don’t be surprised if you end up in places you don’t want to be
6 min read
Apr
26
A wealthy-looking man in a cashmere coat standing before an impressive entry gate. Why yes, that is my castle.

Do You Have What It Takes To Be Independently Wealthy?

Money is just the start of it, perhaps not even the hardest part
5 min read
Apr
05
Camera lenses on display with prices

What Happens To All The Obsolete Technology?

Market opportunities abound for the savvy collector
4 min read
Mar
22
Store shelf with many boxes of colorful cake mix branded "Funfetti." We could all use more fun in our lives

Financial Lessons for Us Average Folk in the Hunter Biden Indictment

Studying Hunter's eye-opening spending to glean some valuable lessons for average earners
5 min read
Feb
23
The World’s Worst Persuasion Tactic: Insults

The World’s Worst Persuasion Tactic: Insults

If you're tired of political insults, take the no-insult pledge with me
4 min read
Feb
02
Sculpture of a baby sitting on an upturned hand - wishful thinking is the province of children

The Contradiction Living in the Hearts of Americans

From the American Dream, we’ve descended into childish wishful thinking
4 min read
Jan
19
University facade of Harvard Law School, with green lawn and trees in the foreground

Why I’m Rescinding My $100 Million Pledge to Harvard

It’s probably not for any of the reasons you may be thinking
2 min read
Jan
12
Man with glasses in a Santa hat

A Smattering of Early Retirement Surprises … Should We Have Known?

Would you have known? Did you plan better than we did?
5 min read
Jan
05
A pair of red, white, and blue running shoes

I Ran Every Day for 8 Months

What a running streak is and what it might do for you
3 min read