Magazine October 4, 2021, Issue

Home Truth

A for-sale sign hangs in front of a house in Oakton, Va., in 2014. (Larry Downing/Reuters)

I’m a journalist. I have only a tenuous grasp of the day-to-day workings of money. It’s no mystery why writers are reliant on “publishers” to keep their businesses afloat or why so many news organizations have become vanity projects for billionaire sugar daddies. We’re terrible with numbers. 

Indeed, every fiscal year, the most important investment decision I make is deciding how to split my “portfolio” between the least risky mutual fund known to mankind and the one designed for only slightly less cowardly people. (Just kidding, I have no idea what a fiscal year is.) Like many Americans of my generation,

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