Adulting 101 Part 2: Tax-Advantaged Retirement Accounts

So, long story short for our previous post about taxes: the government wants to take your money. Sounds about right. The nature of the government however, is that they want its citizens to have certain behaviors. One of those behaviors is saving for retirement, because a bunch of poor, old, sick people is a huge […]

Money and Models Epilogue: In Defense of Capital One Cafes

The whole point of a business is to make money. This series will give a basic crash course in the language of business (accounting), and how various business models work.   Capital One Cafes   Corporations are evil and baby boomers have poisoned the economy, blah blah blah. Today, we’re going to talk about coffee […]

Money and Models Part 4: How Credit Cards Make Money

The whole point of a business is to make money. This series will give a basic crash course in the language of business (accounting), and how various business models work. How Credit Cards Make Money When I was a kid, I thought credit cards were pieces of plastic with infinite money. My hopes were dashed […]

Money and Models Part 2: How Franchises Make Money

The whole point of a business is to make money. This series will give a basic crash course in the language of business (accounting), and how various business models work.   How Franchises Make Money   The Federal Emergency Management Agency uses the amount of Waffle Houses operational to decide how screwed you are when […]