I didn’t realize that we surpassed three hundred posts a few days ago until accident just now. I don’t feel like saying much right now, but wanted to keep the streak going. We had a pretty productive day for a lazy afternoon, and I’m looking forward to turning in tonight and getting a fresh start on the week. I actually woke up this morning thinking it was Monday, so today has been a bit of a bonus day. I cut the grass, did some price comparison shopping for the deck rebuild, and spent the afternoon at the pool with the girls. It was a pretty good day.
I did manage to build a small net worth database in Notion last night. I added all my debt, cash, investment and asset accounts into a table and was able to join them together and get a good sense of my finances. In short, things are looking pretty good. I’m not ready to quit my job yet though. I’m still optimistic that Bitcoin will put me in a position where I won’t have to worry about working unless I want to within the next four years, and I’m trying hard to find evidence that will prove me wrong. It’s a bit hard to come by.
I’ll share two podcasts that I listened to today that touch on financial matters:
- The End Game Ep. 1 – The Art Of Short Selling & A Mystery Guest – Not that I care much about shorting, but these guys are old-timers and have a lot to say about what the Fed has been doing and the lack of regulatory insight that is letting the scams run wild. It’s from back in June, which is like ten years ago in COVID time, but I figured it was good to start from the beginning before taking on the other episodes in the series.
- Ep. 160 Matt Stoller “Make America Ours Again” – Team Human This one actually meshed well with the previous one, since the guest, Matt Soller has been an economic policy advisor during the Obama era. This episode adds a lot of context to the last few decades of neoliberal economic policy leading up to today. It’s also interesting for Rushkoff’s monologue, How Centuries of Black Strength Created a Blueprint for Economic Recovery.