Mostly Money

Anders Engdahl
Writing about finance, fatherhood, and other topics of interest. Standard disclaimers apply: not financial advice; reflects my personal views only.
Created 05 Jul 2020
  • This Should Outrage You
    23 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 1
    I have worked in the financial industry for over 15 years. My first job out of college was with a large bond fund manager. I later moved to a boutique private credit manager, and I now work for a larg...
  • Friday Link Roundup - 16
    17 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    For people who are fortunate to be in a position to retire, often a difficulty arises because they don’t have a plan for how to spend their time not working. Continuing to work (assuming it is somethi...
  • What will you do when the next crash comes?
    16 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 1
    Work in finance long enough, and you’ll hear the war stories. 1987 Black Monday, 1997 Asian financial crash, 2000 dotcom bubble burst, 2008 mortgage crisis. More recently, I remember the crazy few wee...
  • Friday Link Roundup - 15
    10 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 1
    After a week hiatus while we were enjoying a long weekend to close out the summer, here is a collection of interesting things I have read this week: Interesting perspective on how the abundance of cho...
  • Link Roundup - 14
    28 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 1
    Here are two articles about NFTs. If you don’t know what an NFT is, you should consider yourself lucky. The cynic in me sees these JPEG files being sold for small fortunes and thinks that surely we mu...
  • How to Spend it
    26 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 2 1
    I have always been a fanatical saver, ever since I was a kid. I remember a wooden box I made in an after-school woodshop class. It was about eight inches high and five inches square. I fitted it with ...
  • Friday Link Roundup - 13
    20 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    After a week on hiatus due to a golf trip, here is a selection of interesting pieces from around the web. I’ve loved Jeopardy! since I was a kid, but I think that they really botched the selection of ...
  • What's the right amount of cash?
    19 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    For a while now, I have been wondering how much cash is appropriate to hold. Given the seemingly-permanent low interest rate environment, and the inflation numbers, this topic has weighed on my mind a...
  • The Last Taboo
    12 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Talking about things like salaries, debt, spending, and saving is one of the last taboos. It used to be topics like politics, religion, and bedroom habits (in addition to money) were off limits in pol...
  • Links Roundup - 12
    06 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    On Fridays (usually) I post a selection of links to thought provoking pieces I have read during the week. I had previously written about the difficulty of parting with familiar objects. This was an in...
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