Author: Ben Johnson

As we get older, we are invited to charitable breakfasts, lunches, and dinner auctions. Before long, our calendars are filled with these events and we’re giving away money in a fun and social way. At some point, the realization sets in that while these are all great causes, they aren’t...

Trade wars, increasing inflation, rising interest rates, high valuations, geopolitical tensions, political dysfunction, major deficits and debt, late-stage economic cycle, wealth inequality, and aging demographics are all reasons investors should be careful about investing right now. Or are they? All these things matter, they just don’t matter that much to...

Affluent children have tremendous advantages, but often lack basic, life skills that many of their non-affluent peers acquire early in life. That’s because when resources are scarce, you’re forced to make tough choices, work harder, manage uncertainty, juggle, and deal with consequences. When life is more comfortable, there isn’t as...