Half a Decade – A Thank You!

As of yesterday my firm has been around for half a decade. For those of you that don’t know, Open World was a dream of mine when I got approved in 2018. I grew the firm slowly, meaningfully, and have found that I love the people that I work for. So thank you if you are among them!

Employee Stock Options: Understanding the Contract

ESOPs are often powerful tools that can be used to maximize your earnings from a company. However, it’s important to understand funding methods, discounts, restrictions, and taxes as they pertain to your individual ESOP.

Student Loans Update

The new student loan update, which introduces a new payment plan and a list of small changes to the formulas for other plans, is hefty! Whether this directly applies to you or you send along this post to someone it helps, you still may want to understand the basics of this new plan. SAVE Plan […]

Patch Notes 3.3

This Patch Notes brings you a single, smaller update and a host of things that I’m working on. The only updates to the firm this quarter were made with the goals of getting more efficient and streamlined in the data gathering process so that I can focus more on getting work done for you as clients! For upcoming changes we have a potential big software change and a content idea.

Fear and Uncertainty: The Biggest Financial Debuffs

It’s happening again, In Real Life. Or, more appropriately, it happened. The in-game economy (or at least investments within it) has crashed, causing uncertainty and fear amongst the player base. “I’m a mid-level player now, but how do I know the market will recover before I want to stop farming gold?” Is the outcry of the average millennial player who is filled with fear of the unknown. “I can’t dungeon dive forever!”

Using a Savings-First Strategy to Snag Buffs

players hoard their riches. This misconception often runs so deep that players will avoid seeking the help of a financial planner. The truth is that what you should be spending in Real Life depends on your class and level, as well as your individual stats. I want to propose an alternative idea to you; develop a savings plan for future buffs and spend the rest on buffs to your current build!

Player-Owned Housing

Find my gaming-inspired blog posts difficult to read? You can find a helpful breakdown of terms used in this blog post on housing in this term glossary. I explain there what terms like Players and Real Life mean to me, as well as other terms. Hint: I like to nerd out and get inspired by […]

Patch Notes 3.1

Patch Notes 3.1 The most recent Quarter of changes at Open World. In this edition of Patch Notes we’re bringing you our quarterly update on all things happening at Open World. As the year winds down, some of the changes we worked on are wrapping up and there’s still some stuff to be worked on […]