Ben Carlson

Animal Spirits: The Podcast Power Law

Ben Carlson & Michael Batnick discuss Tesla’s unraveling, what happens during the next recession, why fixed costs matter more than variable costs, what Michael learned from creating a financial plan and much more.

Talk Your Book: Help With Your Down Payment From Unison

Today‚Äôs Animal Spirits: Talk Your Book is presented by Unison: We discuss: The hardest part of buying a home for most people. How long it takes to save for a down payment. The average loan-to-value for mortgages. Why the middle class may need to tap into their home equity for retirement. Residential real estate as…

Wealth Is The Stuff You Can’t See

Life spans continue to grow in the United States and the United Kingdom, although the pace is relatively slow. Between 1960 and 2014, average life expectancies have risen 13% and 14%, respectively, in two of the wealthiest countries in the world. That works out to an increase of just 0.2% per year, slow but steady…