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Last month, Jeff Bezos became the world’s richest person. His current net worth of over $110 billion is a shockingly large figure and beats me by a sizable margin. But is Mr. Bezos really the richest person ever' In nominal … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Feb 16 2018 @ 4:38 PM
I don’t always gamble, but when I do, I prefer to play craps. It’s the most exciting and entertaining game in a casino, and it typically offers the best odds*. However, many folks are a bit intimidated by the rules … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Feb 09 2018 @ 4:33 PM
When the joys of home ownership have you down and you need some expert help, the most wonderful words a trusted neighbor can say are, “I have a guy.” While I’m all for do-it-yourself projects and continue to expand my … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Feb 02 2018 @ 8:46 PM
Last month, just before Christmas, I went to Las Vegas with my 7 y.o. son. It was awesome. You might think going to Vegas with a 7 y.o. is a bit of a contrarian play, and you’d be right. But … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jan 29 2018 @ 8:26 PM
When I was very young, one of my co-workers (who had already tagged me as a finance nerd) asked me for advice on investing his 401K. This guy was contributing ~5% of his meager salary into a wee little account, … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jan 19 2018 @ 9:43 PM
While most of the world now favors diversified index funds, a few ancient masters still practice the art of buying individual stocks. Today we’ll celebrate that legacy by kicking off the new year with our Inaugural Stock Picking Contest. The … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jan 02 2018 @ 1:30 PM
A Friday in December – you know what that means. Let’s tie a bow on some random thoughts for your holiday amusement. Plus we’ll issue a challenge for a battle of wits. Welcome to another edition of TGIF! Best Christmas … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Dec 08 2017 @ 9:39 PM
In most endeavors, there are high rewards for taking charge, for working hard, for striving for perfection. “Fortune favors the bold!” Taking a passive approach and relying on others to do your homework is typically a recipe for failure. Except, … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Dec 02 2017 @ 1:31 AM
Fall is in full swing, and I’m really excited for next week since the kids are out of school and we’ll have a lot of family fun. Rather than hand-craft a post of genius for you today, I’ve decided to … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Nov 18 2017 @ 12:16 AM
I have a theory that folks in North Texas are colder and more miserable in winter than just about anyone else. I sense the furrowed brows, but hear me out. I’m not saying that North Texas has the worst winters … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Nov 10 2017 @ 11:06 PM


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