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“May you live in interesting times” is a famous curse, and current events are certainly showing why. This is one of the most interesting periods of my entire life. While I’ve certainly lived through numerous memorable events, they’ve been just … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Apr 03 2020 @ 6:44 PM
Well that was ugly.  Most experts agree that global pandemics are bad for the stock market, and this quarter proved no exception. Let’s look and see how our heroes are faring in a very dangerous leg of our adventure story: … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Apr 01 2020 @ 12:08 PM
Today we will tackle the burning question tormenting many a parent: “What martial art should my kid learn?” Some may be asking, “Wait a minute, what does this have to do with personal finance?” (You parents who have experience with … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Feb 21 2020 @ 5:37 PM
This year has seen a slow start to the ol’ blog post production line. Things are always busy in January, and as a bonus I’ve started another consulting gig that pays ever-so-slightly more than blogging (editor’s note: so does minimum … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Feb 07 2020 @ 6:37 PM
Welcome to the 2020 Stock Picking Contest! Now in its third year, this is officially an annual tradition. Feel free to read the thrilling adventures that were had in the 2018 and 2019 contests. The rules are fairly straightforward. Everyone … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jan 17 2020 @ 5:26 PM
We have a winner! The ABL 2019 Stock Picking Contest has finished, and Ian Bezek is our champ. (If you’re curious about the contest and are woefully short of entertainment options, you can read about the 2019 contest here and … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jan 10 2020 @ 5:06 PM
Ever attuned to the needs of my readers, I have decided to match my posting frequency to equal your holiday season interest in reading personal finance blogs. In other words, I’m wrapping it up for this year 🙂 I hope … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Dec 20 2019 @ 2:01 PM
This may come as a shock to long-term readers, but I can be rather cynical at times. Dealing with the flotsam and jetsam of humanity for many a decade has taken its toll. There are some truly wonderful people in … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Dec 06 2019 @ 4:17 PM
Today I’m guest posting for Sean over at My Money Wizard. Sean truly is a money wizard: he’s a twenty something who saved $100,000 by the time he was 25 and is on pace to retire in his thirties. He … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Nov 18 2019 @ 9:25 AM
Graduate school was good for me on many fronts. I had a welcome break from the grind of work. I added a credential that helped my career. I even met my future wife!  And I actually learned some stuff too. … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Nov 15 2019 @ 6:17 PM


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