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At last we meet again. Apologies for the break in posts, but last week we were on spring break, and the week prior I had to focus on a major purchase. The good news is I’ve got plenty of blog … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Mar 22 2019 @ 3:25 PM
Sports are oft a metaphor for all aspects of life, and personal finance is no exception. Making a lot of money is styled as offense, while saving money and being frugal is more akin to defense. Ridiculousness – of course … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Mar 01 2019 @ 6:51 PM
A million U.S. dollars certainly isn’t what it used to be. While the figure still does stand as an important milestone, it no longer implies fabulous wealth, with yachts, butlers, and quality healthcare. Thanks to inflation, “millionaire” now just means … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Feb 22 2019 @ 4:10 PM
Robert Parker, for those of you who aren’t big oenophiles, is maybe the most successful wine critic ever. He’s kinda retired now, but he absolutely transformed the wine industry over the last few decades. His website calls him, “The world’s … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Feb 08 2019 @ 5:38 PM
When I was a lad, I played a lot of soccer. Although I was a physical player, I stayed within the rules and generally played pretty clean. Generally. In a certain match, however, I really got away with one. We … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Feb 01 2019 @ 6:44 PM
Conventional personal finance wisdom suggests everyone should have an emergency fund to cover unexpected expenses or job loss. “Most experts” believe your emergency fund should have enough money to cover 3 to 6 months of living expenses. It appears that … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jan 25 2019 @ 5:37 PM
A lot of folks start the new year with a goal of losing weight. That goal lasts for a solid couple of weeks, and then, like all good New Year’s resolutions, is abandoned until next year. I also began the … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jan 18 2019 @ 5:38 PM
Welcome to the 2019 Stock Picking Contest! You can check out the results from the 2018 Contest here. Last year, I just had folks pick and hold 3 stocks. It was a hoot, but it ended up being a bit … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jan 11 2019 @ 6:42 PM
We have a winner! At long last the ABL Stock Picking Contest has concluded. If you want to relive the glorious saga from the beginning, feel free to go back and read the Q1, Q2, and Q3 results first. I … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jan 08 2019 @ 6:54 PM
A few days ago the missus reminded me that I hadn’t posted to my blog in “forever”. I told her that was OK because she gets to enjoy my live-action wit and wisdom every single day. “But what about your … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jan 04 2019 @ 8:06 PM


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