• Wall Street: Boom and Bust
    In the 1980s I had just started getting involved in investing. I had a full time job, albeit a very low paying one, and I was determined to make the most of my money and see it grow. I was lucky that, unlike most of my friends, I actually enjoyed saving and investing and didn’tContinue reading “Wall Street: Boom and Bust”
  • Confessions of a Recovering Cheapskate
    I’m a recovering cheapskate. Looking back now, I’m somewhat embarrassed by my shenanigans and behavior over the years. There was a time when I seriously debated whether to buy a medium pizza or a large pizza. I had my ex-wife give me all the receipts for anything she charged. I even brought a calculator toContinue reading “Confessions of a Recovering Cheapskate”
  • Frugal Doesn’t Have to Be Hard
    I mentioned in prior posts how finding ways to save more and be smarter with your money doesn’t always require big changes. After years of looking for efficiencies in my own habits, I still come across some low hanging fruit from time to time. In our family our coffee consumption fluctuates most days depending onContinue reading “Frugal Doesn’t Have to Be Hard”
  • Timing Never Works
    Repeat after me: I shall not try to time the market. Ok, again: I shall not try to time the market. Why? Because it doesn’t work. At least not in the long term. Sure you can get lucky every now and then but over time you’ll almost certainly underperform the broader stock indices. Warren Buffett,Continue reading “Timing Never Works”
  • Just Get Started
    When I was 16, I got my very first job. As you can probably imagine, it didn’t pay very much. The minimum wage at the time was $3.35 an hour and I probably averaged less than 15 hours a week. Before I got my first car, I would have my dad drive me to theContinue reading “Just Get Started”

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