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Sports Journalism Graduate, IUPUI. Writing about money, business, electric vehicles, and more.

Nearly five years in, I feel even more inspired to milk Medium for all it has

Man on laptop
Man on laptop

After nearly five years of publishing on Medium, I have reached a pretty cool benchmark: 150 published articles!

My Medium journey has been one of major inconsistency. Here is the breakdown of the 150 articles published by year of publishing:

  • 11 in 2016
  • 26 in 2017
  • 16 in 2018
  • 0 in 2019
  • 69 in 2020
  • 28 in 2021

That timeline perfectly represents the peaks and valleys of writing motivation I have had since I began writing as a freshman in high school. When I first published on Medium in 2016, I was a freshman at a local community college. …


Long-term commitments are going out of style. This is both a good and bad thing.

Man typing on laptop
Man typing on laptop

Thanks to the digitalization of society, there is a sort of rebellion against traditional work standards happening, where the 40-hour, sit-in-an-office-chair schedule is being foregone for mobile, commitment-less work.

Gigs, if you will, forming what is now known as the gig economy.

Unlike most rebellions, though, the rise of the gig economy is a win for everyone willing to participate. Companies have fewer employees and only pay these individual contractors once a job is completed. The individual contractors have the freedom to work wherever and whenever.

These jobs require zero future commitment once a job is completed. Requests for time…


GM’s stock may not even be close to its ceiling

GMC Hummer EV
GMC Hummer EV

General Motors’ stock has traded between a range of $19 and $43 for the past 10 years, offering investors reliability and sales but little upside. When the company started pivoting to electric vehicles last year, however, the upside returned and the stock has proven that.

Since sinking to under $21 in the pandemic selloff of 2020, GM has rocketed up to over $58 and is trading near an all-time high. The company’s recent earnings report and technical analysis of the stock chart shows that it still has room to run.

GM blew past its earnings-per-share (EPS) estimate of $1.08, coming…


The tracking technology may play a huge role in AV development

Velodyne LiDAR
Velodyne LiDAR

The future of autonomous driving is not simple. The complexity of a self-driving vehicle is exactly why it’s taking so long to safely bring them into the world.

There are a ton of uses for autonomous vehicles that are being tested more and more in the real world. In the future, we will see robo-taxis with Uber and Lyft stickers all over the road. Amazon will deliver packages via a self-driving vehicle and semis delivering thousands of pounds of materials could also be driverless.

One of the most important parts of the autonomous vehicle will be its “eyes” — how…


If it doesn’t make a stronger effort towards a carbon-neutral future, it may die

ExxonMobil
ExxonMobil

As energy companies like Shell and BP start pivoting towards a greener future, investment firm Engine №1 says ExxonMobil has been all talk to this point and faces an existential crisis should it continue down this path.

Engine №1 is an “investment firm purpose-built to create long-term value by driving positive impact through active ownership.” In an investors presentation last month, the company claimed that Exxon has not accepted that demand for fossil fuels could decline in the coming decades — creating a long-term business risk.

The presentation also states that Exxon has yet to make even the initial steps…


NFL’s no. 1 overall pick will be putting over $22M into Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more

Trevor Lawrence partners with Blockfolio
Trevor Lawrence partners with Blockfolio

Trevor Lawrence just became the first player selected in the NFL Draft, heading to the Jacksonville Jaguars to become its quarterback of the future. The sports world has known this would happen for a long time, though.

What the sports world didn’t know is what Lawrence would do with his $22,630,055 signing bonus.

In partnership with global cryptocurrency investment app Blockfolio, Lawrence will be placing his entire signing bonus into an account with the company. The account will consist of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and a lesser-known blockchain called Solana.

Lawrence is not the first NFL player to convert salary into crypto…


Harping on how bad the year was will not help you grow.

See the good
See the good

For many people, it has been hard to shake just how bad the COVID-19 pandemic was and still is in some cases. While it is understandable why many people have curled up and cried over the circumstances, succumbing to these circumstances only compounds the issues at hand.

It may make you feel better now, but it won’t help improve the situation.

I am lucky enough to say that I personally haven’t struggled too much during this time. As a recent college graduate, I am thankful to have supportive parents that don’t make me pay rent. I have also had a…


Its Ultrawideband technology could open the door for more innovative uses

Apple AirTag
Apple AirTag

In another move of tethering its array of devices together, Apple has introduced a new product: the AirTag, a tracking device that can be attached to keys, pets, luggage, or anything, really — so long as it connected via key chain.

The AirTag is another example of Apple taking an existing product and improving upon it. Tracking devices are not new whatsoever. What separates the AirTag from competitors, however, is the way in which it tracks lost items: Ultrawideband (UWB) technology.

Current tracking devices use Bluetooth — sending a signal from the device to your phone. Bluetooth is fine but…


Being vulnerable isn’t easy. When you start, though, it’s hard to stop.

Little kid letting go of a heart balloon
Little kid letting go of a heart balloon

I was never one to share much of myself on the internet. I’d occasionally tweet something out about a girl I thought was cute, or maybe something about being upset. But mostly, I was just giving my takes on sports and keeping everything else inside.

Over the past year, though, I’ve become more vulnerable. It’s helped me, and I think it’s helping others, too.

Last year, I became quite interested in a girl I worked with. Over time, I let it take over my mind and spirit. …


Fancy maneuvering is how they got rich in the first place

Joe Biden’s tax plan won’t impact the rich like you think
Joe Biden’s tax plan won’t impact the rich like you think

To raise more funds for his American Families Plan, President Joe Biden has proposed a plan to increase the capital gains tax rate on individuals making more than $1 million in income.

A capital gains tax is applicable to the selling of financial assets, such as real estate or stocks. The current structure calls for a 20% tax on long-term gains, which means the asset was held for more than one year.

The current tax structure is favorable to anyone that sells a long-term asset. …

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