I am 40 years old, married, and have two daughters 5 and 8 .. and one on the way. I live upstate New York near Ithaca. My aim is to offer clearly written articles for both the novice and the professional that both educate and inform in brevity. I'm a fan of the following people to help give a perspective of my biases I may hold with regards to investment and economics: Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, Charles Schwab (Steel Tycoon), Martin Armstrong, Peter Bernstein (Author), Henry Ford, Ayn Rand, Jay Gould, Ben Franklin, to name a few. Two themes that will dominate my writings will be about Inflation and Productivity. I hold these two concepts to be very important to understand and predict to help you best manage risk with your investments. .