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My name is Michael Taylor.  I founded Bankers Anonymous because, as a recovering banker, I believe that the gap between the financial world as I know it and the public discourse about finance is more than just a problem for a family trying to balance their checkbook, or politicians trying ... more

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Book Review: Getting To Plan B By John Mullins And Randy Komisar
Komisar and Mullins’ book may be read as a critique of the idea that startups should build an extensive “business plan,” because that plan will inevitably go wrong. Plan A – as their title implies – isn’t actually going to work.
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We All Want More Trust Fund Kids, Right?
I went online recently to explore certain hard-core taboo subjects. I looked up words we don’t talk about in polite company. Certainly not in front of the children. Words like Trust Fund. Inheritance. Aristocracy.
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Age Of Entrepreneurship
What’s the best age to start a successful company? A new research paper co-authored by researchers from MIT, Northwestern University, and the Census Bureau shows the surprising relationship between business startup success and the founder's age.
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Pass-Through Entity Taxation And New Tax Law
This year we begin to react to changes in the tax reform law of December 2017. The point was to make the world safe for businesses and their owners, who received healthy tax cuts. If you weren't a business owner, the tax reform was not about you.
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Fees In 401(k)s
Economists and astrophysicists all agree: the only free lunch ever discovered in the known universe is employer-sponsored retirement plans with matching funds.
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A Stock Growth Miracle (Not Really)
The easiest - and hardest - way to make your investing profitable.
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The Illusion Of Democracy
3 years ago

Thanks for reading! At this point I don't know of any real option for creating 'shareholder democracy,' whatever that would look like. I guess I am saying 'withhold the proxy,' even though it doesn't do any good either way.

If You Like Feral Cats You’ll Love Compound Interest
3 years ago

Thanks Tessa! Everything on the internet deserves kitten pictures, amiright?

Give To Harvard?
4 years ago
Picking nits here, but El-Erian is Egyptian, not American
In this article: GSK, PT, RBS, RDY, VE, BDRAF, BVNKF, DGRLY, GBTZF, OROCF, PDYPF, TCTZF, TEVA
Options Trading Part I – NFW Edition
4 years ago
You're welcome. Part 2 up here. http://www.bankers-anonymous.com/blog/options-trading-part-ii-the-currency-of-options/ Part 3 up in another day or two.
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Bankers Anonymous: About Me
My goal here is to be that guy, the one you wish you knew who worked inside Wall Street, left the business, and is willing to talk about it.

Work Experience

Founder
Bankers-Anonymous
June 2012 - Present (6 years 4 months)
Podcast and Blog with finance professionals about finance, but aimed at non-finance folks.
Founder
Cedarcrest Capital LLC
March 2004 - Present (14 years 8 months)
Vice President
Goldman Sachs
December 1997 - February 2004 (6 years 4 months)
Fixed Income Sales
Consultant
Orion Consultants
July 1996 - October 1997 (1 year 4 months)

Education

Harvard College
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
1991 / 1995
Social Studies<br/>
Armand Hammer United World College
International Baccalaureate
1989 / 1991

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