Personal Blog follow my journey

Welcome to the Blog!

I'm hoping to use my personal blog to share my thoughts and experiences with friends, family, and really anyone who's interested. My philosophy blog will then focus on ethical, epistemic, or otherwise important questions that I want to more rigorously explore. I'll possibly start another blog specific to tech/programming related topics if this catches on (or if I'm bored).

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Taos Ski Valley and the St. Bernard Hotel

This past week I was in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico. My family has a reunion of sorts most years that is sponsored by my grandad Julien. We stay at the St. Bernard which is, arguably, the best hotel in the world.

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Robinhood Stock Trading

Robinhood is a brokerage service that offers commission free stock trading. Commissions on stock trading are the the small fee that brokers take on trades that you make (brokers/brokerages are the agents or corporations who actually go and make stock trades on some market for you). Robinhood has created an extremely efficient business model where they are able to make money without these pesky fees. If your curious, they do so by taking interest from the cash customers have that is sitting in your Robinhood account, much like a bank collects interest on cash deposits as well as rebates from market makers and trading venues. But really everyone in the brokerage games takes these interest and rebates, and the real reason that Robinhood is able to sustain this business model is that they have such little overhead compared to massive institutions like Vanguard, Ally Invest, or large banks like JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, etc. You (and me) get a free stock if you sign up to Robinhood with my referral link. I give several reasons why investing is a great idea, and why Robinhood is a great place to do it.

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