As an employee of the Bureau of Land Management and an MBA student at the University of Nevada, Reno I’ve had a wonderful experience seeing how the government does business and how the private sector should do business. In my free time I like to pursue my passion for personal finance and investing. Ever since I started studying finance I’ve been hooked. My goal in life is to take valuable financial information and use it to help others. I also enjoy spending time with my family, reading, fishing, and traveling.
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March 29, 2012 at 2:11 AM
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March 31, 2012 at 3:59 PM
Keep it up, I really appreciate your sharing such important details regarding financing and investing. The ancillary benefits these posts have when they spill over into philanthropic sentiments are also a nice bonus.
March 31, 2012 at 9:51 PM
I can’t suggest anything more than to listen to discussions on economics and political economics among investors with a history of involvement in analysis and theory. Every day I record Tom Keene’s Surveillance Midday on Bloomberg TV. Sometimes half the guests are crap. Rarely are they all. Quite often there is a Steven Roach, Jeff Sachs, Jan Stuart, Barry Ritholz.
Those discussions are often so informative I save them on the DVR to watch again with my wife in the evening so we might discuss them together.
Then, if you have spare time, read history. Not the pap that exists only to support the status quo. Read the history from partisan historians who love those who challenge conservative stodginess.
March 31, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Thanks for the advice. I’ll have to read about those people!
April 1, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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April 3, 2012 at 2:08 PM
Good stuff Chris.
April 3, 2012 at 2:08 PM
Good stuff Chris…
April 4, 2012 at 9:12 AM
I’m curious how you feel about Keynesian vs. Austrian schools of economics. Or are you solely a finance guy?
April 4, 2012 at 4:05 PM
I’m definitely not an expert in economic schools of thought. I know in my classes they predominantly teach Keynesian. I like Austrian because I believe models rarely workout because every circumstance is different, and it’s impossible to account for every variable. I can relate it to finance and the struggle between fundamental vs. technical. I think there can be examples where both are valid. I guess i’m a fence sitter.
April 5, 2012 at 5:51 AM
Thanks for responding! It’s true that the Austrian school is all but null in universities, even though they have a 100% accurate prediction for large financial system upheavals. Ah, well. Your comment about it being impossible to account for every variable is exactly what led FA Hayek to say, “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design,” in regards to what the Keynesian economists are always trying to do/predict/so-called fix, etc.
If you ever delve more into econ, I have some great books that are economics in a nutshell from those that discuss both Keynesian and Austrian schools without getting bogged down in the mundane. 🙂
I am enjoying your blog, and like the very local/personal approach you take with your subject choices. Thanks!
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April 7, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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