As Marc Andreessen, a co-founder of Netscape put it, “software is eating the world”. I’m a big believer that any amount of coding experience will put you light years ahead of someone who has no experience, regardless of the work. Even a tiny exposure to coding demystifies the modern world. One of my favorite activities… Continue reading Searching For The Perfect STEM Toy
Last week, during my research on Virginia’s Tuition Track Portfolio option, I discovered that Virginia’s advisor-sold 529 plan is twelve times the size of Virginia’s direct-sold 529 plan! Not only that, it’s the biggest 529 plan in the nation. And it’s not even close! It’s 2.4 times the size of the runner up, New York’s… Continue reading Taking a peek at CollegeAmerica, Virginia’s advisor-sold 529
Like pension plans, prepaid tuition 529 plans are disappearing. Virginia closed its Prepaid529 plan to new enrollments on May 1, 2019, after facing pressure to lower the costs of prepaid tuition contracts, a move that allegedly would have threatened the health of the program. Frankly, the prepaid program was significantly smaller than the other two… Continue reading How does Virginia’s new Tuition Track Portfolio work?
To date, I’ve kept my covered calls experiments to my shares in Dumpster Fire, Inc. By selling these calls, I’ve traded future blowout returns for down-side insurance and income generation. I’ve also used it to ease out of my position in DFI, something I had a hard time doing on my own because of psychological… Continue reading Juicing Returns By Selling Covered Calls