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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

Apr 22, 2019

It seems that all investors want to be contrarian investors.

My guest today explains that being a contrarian is hard work. It requires a lot of patience, both in terms of waiting for opportunities and then waiting to be proven right.

And it requires us to go against basic human instincts, fighting our natural tendencies...


Apr 19, 2019

What happens when an intensively farmed estate is handed back to nature?

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, something a little different.

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the award-winning nature and travel journalist Isabella Tree about the Knepp Experiment.

Isabella, along with her husband, the...


Apr 15, 2019

A successful entrepreneur living in Southern California, my guest today had built a “dream life”; a happy marriage, a two-year-old daughter, a membership to a boat club, and a BMW in the driveway.

But underneath the surface, he was creatively stifled, depressed, and overworked trying to help pay for his...


Apr 12, 2019

I came across an article on Marketwatch.com last week, and it's a controversial one.

We hear a lot about the benefits of index tracker funds. These are the low-cost funds that aim to replicate the performance of a market index. It's a style of investing sometimes called passive investing, although of course there are...


Apr 8, 2019

An Economist Walks Into a Brothel. It's not the first line of a bad joke, but the title of a new book all about unexpected places to find risk.

Is it worth swimming in shark-infested waters to surf a 50-foot, career-record wave?

Is it riskier to make an action movie or a horror movie?

Should sex workers forfeit 50 per...