Matt has a lot of crazy beliefs, many unconventional, many polarizing, some taboo topics, but none so hard to discuss over dinner as financial philosophy. You can have an open disagreement on the benefits and advantages of Apple vs PC, it might be hard… but Matt’s offering an even deeper and more personal topic here: money—and the difficulty of talking about money makes education harder than it has to be. We all want to learn more about money.
We need to learn more about money
We could all learn more about money if middle class families talked more openly about money to their kids
Schools should teach more about how to achieve financial independence and less about how to become employees dependent on a paycheck
Our lack of formal financial education trickles down into every aspect of life
Even people with business degrees learn how to get a job not how to create personal wealth
Governments are run by people with low financial IQs–they’re like all of us
Average people make up the wealth of a nation
It normal people’s financial intelligence were higher, we would all benefit
It’s a rough draft, but the key thing is we need to know what creates wealth. The mechanics behind how a person or country gets rich shouldn’t be mysterious. Getting rich is “creating wealth”. That’s all it is, it doesn’t mean someone necessarily needs to be exploited for another person to profit. Wealth is as abstract as value itself and creating value doesn’t always even cost anything (think of the value of a smile).
Anyways without any further ado, I’d like to introduce you to Rich Dad Poor Dad – what the rich teach their kids about money that the poor and middle class do not. Written by Robert Kyosaki.
Robert also has a podcast, “Rich Dad Radio Show” with lots of guests who are really informative and well spoken.
Jasmin thinks Matt should become an architectural consultant. Standing in front of this student housing project, Matt talks about how a user story could be applied to making your home practical and functional.
Here in Ulm, we have a cathedral called “Das Münster”—in German it means “The Cathedral.” Nice right?
It’s the highest one in the world.
Anyway, a few years ago they had a famous artist design a lighting system for it, and it pops real nice at night.
I have been trying to capture the impressive figure at night for a while with an iPhone 6s, not too successfully if we’re judging by the likes. Jasmin copped the X and we put it through its paces. With two exposures and a tiny Photoshop session, we captured this: moon, Münster and majesty. For the curious ones: it’s 161.5 m, or ~530 ft tall. Yeah, it’s a tall cathedral
These photos are totally raw: Münster as the sun was almost set, with an extremely dark blue sky. And a free art show under a bridge, with the sun’s reflection off the water making beautiful patterns on the ceiling of the tunnel.