Ben Carlson

The Best Personal Finance Inflation Hedges

Ben Carlson |  A Wealth of Common Sense

I know putting inflation hedges on your portfolio is the sexier option, but you have more control over your personal finances than the markets when it comes to fighting inflation.

Golden Age Thinking

Ben Carlson |  A Wealth of Common Sense

There is nothing wrong with feelings of nostalgia. In some ways, building a portfolio of nostalgic feelings in your memory bank is what life is all about. But the good old days are probably not as grand as you think.

It’s OK To Build Wealth Slowly

Ben Carlson |  A Wealth of Common Sense

I have a confession to make. I’m never going to make millions of dollars on a single investment. I’m never going to create a start-up that changes the world and becomes a unicorn. I’m never going to get rich overnight.

Markets in Everything

Ben Carlson |  A Wealth of Common Sense

Is 24/7 trading necessary? Would it be a good thing for investors? Not necessarily but that probably doesn’t matter. Someone is going to figure out the regulations for this and make it happen.

An Unhealthy Obsession with Money

Ben Carlson |  A Wealth of Common Sense

If you’re always worried about the future value of your money, it becomes much harder to enjoy the present value of your time.

The Path of the Mona Lisa, Pop Culture & NFTs

Ben Carlson |  A Wealth of Common Sense

If you’re not in crypto or tech you have to think this stuff is ridiculous. And it is ridiculous. People are spending six, seven, eight figures to buy a JPEG. But you know what else is ridiculous? Human beings.