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Cavo Olympo Chautauqua 2018 on the shores of the Aegean Sea at the foot of Mt. Olympus OK, I’m just going to come out and say it. If you want to join us for Chautauqua 2018 this October stop reading and go directly here to sign up: Chautauqua Greece, 2018 Do it now. The advance... [Continue Reading] ...
Posted: Feb 02 2018 @ 6:47 AM
The Escape Artist Regular readers know the story. This blog launched in 2011 at the suggestion of a business colleague of mine. I had shared with him letters and notes I had been writing to my daughter, mostly about money and investing. One of my core beliefs is that, in this complex world we have... [Continue Reading] ...
Posted: Jan 12 2018 @ 7:56 PM
After a somewhat hidden ~7 year experiment with other bond funds, last week I returned our portfolio to VBTLX. Background Those of you who have read The Stock Series here on the blog, or my book The Simple Path to Wealth, know that I recommend two core funds: VTSAX — Total Stock Market Index Fund... [Continue Reading] ...
Posted: Dec 21 2017 @ 3:10 AM
“On October 26, 2012 I bought 100 Bitcoins for $1017 USD.  As of November 28th, 2017, they are worth almost exactly $1,000,000 USD.” Of late, I have been getting an increasing number of folks asking for my opinion on cryptocurrencies. The above line (cribbed and slightly modified  from Lucas’ opening below) would be the ideal... [Continue Reading] ...
Posted: Dec 04 2017 @ 2:02 AM
It is a new dawn and… …sunrise at Kibanda After a brutal move (“Well then, we’ll just leave your stuff on the lawn and go”) we have finally taken up residency here at Kibanda. The lake front is as magnificent as we remembered. Unfortunately, owning a house is also as big a PITA (pain in... [Continue Reading] ...
Posted: Oct 04 2017 @ 8:39 AM
Back in July I found myself up in the far north of Maine looking out at the Atlantic Ocean. I was a guest of one A. Noonan Moose. Mr. Moose owns the beach house with this lovely view where we were guests and it is a far more impressive place than my little shack. The... [Continue Reading] ...
Posted: Sep 09 2017 @ 10:21 PM
I write this blog for my daughter and, by extension, people like her. People who know getting investing right can make a huge, positive difference in their lives but who don’t want to obsess over it. For them I created the Stock Series and the book, The Simple Path to Wealth. But, since this is... [Continue Reading] ...
Posted: Aug 22 2017 @ 1:15 AM
Kibanda from the road It is interesting. With a beach house, “front door” and “back door” become meaningless. Guess we’ll have to get used to “lake side” and “road side” Anyway, back to our story. As you recall, Part I ended with… Lying in bed that night I realized, at the right price, this was... [Continue Reading] ...
Posted: Aug 05 2017 @ 4:44 AM
These days the consensus view, looking out over the next few decades, seems to be we should expect more modest returns from stocks than we’ve enjoyed over the past few. They see factors forming that look to act as a drag on what we might otherwise historically expect. Indeed this is the opinion of my... [Continue Reading] ...
Posted: Jul 27 2017 @ 1:52 AM
Well, beach shack anyway… Kibanda cha Ziwa Of course, it is not about the house. It is about this: Ziwa Having the occasional Bald Eagle drop by doesn’t hurt… But wait. Aren’t I the guy who preaches against owning houses' Well, I guess when you publish posts like… Why Your House is a Terrible Investment... [Continue Reading] ...
Posted: Jul 12 2017 @ 12:56 AM


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