is Ben Rudgers

A Crude F. U. Money Calculator

Prompted by regular posts regarding equity at startups and my own experience as a stockholder in a small business not turning into “Google Chef” wealth, I made a Fuck You Money calculator.

It’s here. http://fumoney.kludgecode.com/default.aspx

I think the misconception that small amounts of stock will allow one to retire as a millionaire go back into internet prehistory and Microsoft’s IPO. Our shared memory includes those tales of secretaries and receptionists whose tiny stakes made them rich.

It was extreme edge cases which shaped much of the public perception that there was great value in small equity stakes and the expectations such perceptions engender.