The Market is Not on Your Side

The Market is revered.  I’m talking about The Market, with a capital T and capital M. It can’t be beaten so don’t try. It can’t be forecasted or predicted. It cannot be tamed.   Am I talking about The Market for stocks? The Market for bonds?  For houses, tulips, interest rates?   Yes.  All of the above.   The Read more about The Market is Not on Your Side[…]

Fortnite has Shown Us the Future

The most interesting thing I saw SuperBowl weekend had nothing to do with football.  It was something I saw while my son was playing Fortnite with two of his friends.  Saturday afternoon the game hosted a live, in-game virtual concert by famous DJ Marshmello.  According to at least one report, there were over 10 million Read more about Fortnite has Shown Us the Future[…]

The Best Stock Trade I Ever Made

I fell in love with the stock market when I was in college. I became president of my university’s investment club and also decided to start investing the small amount of money I had personally. One stock I analyzed had a solid business with great numbers.  Its dividend was high but well covered by earnings Read more about The Best Stock Trade I Ever Made[…]

Most Men Should Take Social Security Benefits ASAP

When should you take social security benefits? It is one of the most common questions people ask me when they are getting ready to retire.  There have been innumerable posts written about when you should take benefits. None of the ones I saw seemed very robust.  So, I decided I needed to hit the Excel Read more about Most Men Should Take Social Security Benefits ASAP[…]

The Five Best Books I Read in 2017

The 5 Best Books I Read in 2017 Last year was a great year for reading.  Even if I fell short of my goal for number of books read, the quality of books was excellent and a few of them were pretty massive in length so I think it evens out.  I am still working Read more about The Five Best Books I Read in 2017[…]

Weekend Reading Links 12/08/17

Weekend Reading Links 12/08/17   It’s been a busy but productive and incredibly exciting last few weeks.  I recently started a new position which has been excellent.  I joined the trust department of a very highly respected community bank to help build out the investment process and grow the overall wealth management offering.  As I Read more about Weekend Reading Links 12/08/17[…]

Weekend Reading Links 11/17/17

Weekend Reading Links 11/17/17 Happy weekend and welcome to a late edition of the reading links.  It was an exceptional week this week with a lot going on.  I spent a lot of time grading finals and attending kid events which did not leave much room for reading and writing.  There are some other exciting Read more about Weekend Reading Links 11/17/17[…]