On this week’s Animal Spirits with Michael & Ben we discuss:
- The financial independent, retire early movement.
- Does the 4% rule work if you retire in your 30s?
- Why you’re paying so little for all your new services
- Taking private jets for college tours.
- Is venture capital propping up a bunch of terrible business models?
- How M&A is impacting the market structure.
- Weed stocks or cannabis companies?
- Does it matter if Google and Facebook aren’t in the tech sector anymore?
- Could 5 random people off the street outperform a group of professional investors?
- The demographics of the financial services industry.
- Why are celebrities so terrible at managing their money?
- Was the 1970s inflation spike worse than the Great Recession?
- How to retire in your early 30s with $1 million in the bank
- Some thoughts on the extreme early retirement movement
- Am I paying too little for stuff?
- Taking the college tour by private jet?
- Lower middle market too hot to touch
- Coca-cola is buying Costa Coffee for $5 billion
- Valued at $4.8 billion pot company Tilray posts $10 million sales
- Oreo debuts hot chicken wing and wasabi flavors
- A market shakeup is pushing Google and Facebook out of the tech sector
- $97.6 million SEC settlement for misleading investors
- What kinds of models were they using?
- Merrill offers bounty for recruiting novice brokers
- Aretha Franklin estate echoes planning problems of Prince
- The forgotten bear market
- Was the 1966-1982 stock market really that bad?
- The next financial crisis lurks underground
- Barbarians at the Gate by Bryan Burroughs
- Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World by Bethan Maclean
- The Girl Who Takes and Eye For an Eye by David Lagercrantz
- The Geometry of Wealth by Brian Portnoy
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