My name is Philip (yep, that’s me there) and I live in southeastern United States. On this website and others I refer to myself as “The Weakonomist”. Am I full of myself? Yes. About Me: I am a twenty-something and work for one of the largest banks in the United States. Yes you’ve heard of it. I don’t say where I work, partially to hide any bias but mostly to keep from feeling the need to explain my company’s actions every time we’re in the news; which is often. I’m not interested in promoting my bank over others, as I really don’t believe we’re the best. My time here is put to better use bashing my industry, as we really screwed some stuff up. I didn’t got to a fancy university, but I went to a good one. I majored in Finance and minored in Information Technology. Yes I am good at both. No wonder I started a money blog. Unlike most finance bloggers, I don’t have some story to tell about financial hardship. The reason why is two-fold. First of all my parents raised me to treat money as a tool. We were not rich, but we were comfortable. My parents don’t know a lot about investing or finance, but they know how to live conservatively off what they make and passed that down to me. The second reason is my ability to learn from other people’s mistakes. Ever listen to The Dave Ramsey Show? You should, it will inspire you to get your finances in order. I thank the other bloggers out there who have made huge mistakes and continue to talk about them. The more you people talk about your mistakes, the more I learn what not to do. This blog is a hobby for me. My interests include personal and behavioral finance, along with cars, technology, astronomy, history, and learning. I do get out of the house though; I jog regularly and love to have a drink with friends. I have an amazing fiance that is very supportive in this hobby, she’s even read the site a few times. The picture is actually not of me (surprise!) but of my best friend, mentor, lawyer, and accountant. He is wise beyond his year (not a typo). Occasionally I’m going to write about my personal interests but will do my best to put a Weakonomics spin on it.

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Weakonomics has a Wise Score of  61.14, which ranks it #194 among personal finance blogs.

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Klout Score52.34The Klout Score is a 0-100 rating of @The_Weakonomist's overall influence on Twitter.
True Reach383True Reach is the size of @The_Weakonomist's engaged audience. Klout eliminates inactive and spam accounts, and only include accounts that @The_Weakonomist actually influences.
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Amplification Score5.00 0-100 score of the likelihood that @The_Weakonomist's tweets will be acted upon by their followers.
Klout Description of @The_Weakonomist
@The_Weakonomist creates content that is spread throughout their network and drives discussions
Klout Classification of @The_Weakonomist
Specialist You may not be a celebrity, but within your area of expertise your opinion is second to none. Your content is likely focused around a specific topic or industry with a focused, highly-engaged audience.
Influential Topics Influenced By Influencer Of
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  • Finance
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SEMRush Rank1,512,641Rating of sites by the number of visitors coming from the first 20 Google search results.
SE Keywords59Number of keywords (search queries) the domain ranks in the top 20 Google (US) search results.
SE Traffic143Estimated number of visitors coming from the first 20 Google search results (per month).
SE Traffic Price$77Estimated cost of purchasing the same number of visitors.

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3different types of taxes7243,000,000320$0.00weakonomics.com/2010/04/15/what-are-the-different-types-of-taxes/
4ben bernanke salary10246,000320$0.00weakonomics.com/2010/08/03/11-things-you-didn%E2%80%99t-know-about-ben-bernanke/
5fair tax pros and cons10476,000260$0.17weakonomics.com/2009/03/25/fair-tax-%C2%A0the-pros-and-cons/
6value added tax pros and cons2420,00050$0.00weakonomics.com/2009/03/26/value-added-tax-vat-%C2%A0the-pros-and-cons/
7types of taxes19357,000,0001,600$2.89weakonomics.com/2010/04/15/what-are-the-different-types-of-taxes/
8pros and cons of prohibition10384,000140$0.00weakonomics.com/2012/12/06/79-years-ago-yesterday-we-could-drink-again/
9different kinds of taxes117,080,00070$0.00weakonomics.com/2010/04/15/what-are-the-different-types-of-taxes/
10prohibition pros and cons7385,00070$0.03weakonomics.com/2012/12/06/79-years-ago-yesterday-we-could-drink-again/

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Referring Domains6,031Number of referring domains known for this item. If -1 then this number is not yet known.
Referring .EDU Domains6Number of referring domains from EDUcational sites (only exact .edu TLD included; no regional domains).
Referring IPs3,789Number of referring IP addresses.
External Backlinks694,121Number of external backlinks for this item.
Indexed URLs9,669Number of URLs for given item type present in index - these are NOT backlinks, but rather URLs belonging to given domain or subdomain: this metric is useful as an indication of domain content size.