💰💵📈Personal finance for programmers

by Daniel Feldman | at MinneBar 14 | 3:45 – 4:30 in Proverb-Edison | View Schedule

What will be covered:

What is special about programmers (from a financial perspective)

Basic accounting

  • Double entry bookkeeping
  • Assets and liabilities
  • Cash flow vs balance sheet
  • Depreciation
  • Calculating present value of future income & expenses
  • Taxes
  • Opportunity cost

Basic finance

  • Volatility & risk aversion
  • Economic factors:
    • Inflation
    • Interest rates (real vs nominal)
  • Bonds & debt
  • Stocks
    • Dividends and buybacks
    • PE ratio
  • Other kinds of investment
    • Cash & CDs
    • Index funds
    • Bond funds
    • Real estate
    • Employee incentives
  • Leveraged investments
  • Efficient market hypothesis
  • Long term investment results
    • CAGR
    • CAPE ratio & business cycle
    • Real estate
  • Efficient frontier/CAPM

Applications to making decisions

  • Evaluating job offers
  • How much college education to buy
  • When to have kids
  • Can I afford a Tesla
  • FIRE (does it make sense?)
  • Learning & using technical skills

What will NOT be covered:

  • Any kind of life guru/Dave Ramsish stuff
  • Difficult life situations (that are usually specific to one person)
  • Anything political
  • Any specific tips on how to make more money or spend less money
  • Cryptocurrency

Inspired by:

Moneychimp.com (which is great) http://moneychimp.com

Stanford's Personal Finance for Engineers class https://cs007.blog

The blog Philosophical Economics http://www.philosophicaleconomics.com/

^ Check these out if you can't make it to the talk


Daniel Feldman

I'm a software engineer working on open source network security stuff. Follow me @d_feldman on twitter, @dfeldman on BlueSky, or @dfeldman@hachyderm.io on Mastodon.