Jacob R. Nelson
This picture is several years old but I’d say we’re still pretty hot these days. Okay, maybe just my wife still is.

My name is Jake- You can find me on twitter here. I work at an self-directed investment/trust company helping clients use their retirement accounts to acquire alternative assets (real estate, promissory notes, precious metals, private equity, tax liens, trees, cattle – almost anything!) I am also an Enrolled Agent, tax debt consultant, accountant, professional musician, writer, web designer, dad and all-around good guy.

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.com I explore how to uncover the value in investing and in life. I also write on money making and saving techniques, tax tips and financial life lessons. Feel free to contact me if you’re interested in writing a guest-post, with comments (or hate mail). When I say “we” here I almost always mean I because lets face it, it’s just me here.