I’m Jake. I help people invest in alternative assets (real estate, promissory notes, precious metals, private equity, tax liens, trees, cattle – almost anything!) I am also an Enrolled Agent, accountant, musician and dad.

chronicles my lifelong endeavor to seek out the middle ground- the value- in all things.


“The golden mean [exists] between two vices, the one of excess and the other of deficiency.”

So too does value appear between the extremes. At Valuist I write about money making and saving techniques, tax tips and financial life lessons.