In 1981 a researcher named Ola Svenson asked a series of students in Sweden and the United State how theyRead more
When you read blogs or news articles about geoarbitrage, it’s almost always the childless couples that travel the world. They leveraging the lower cost living of regions like Southeast Asia, Central or South American, and even Eastern Europe.
These “nomads” will stay in a location for a couple of months, enjoying that locale to its fullest…Read more
As a child of the 1980’s, I was among the generation of kids that grew-up with the first really affordable home computers and game console systems. These early computers and game consoles taught us all the important skills we needed to succeed in life — Stomp on the bad guys to win. Eat the dots and avoid the ghosts…Read more
What a difference a month makes! After the precipitous drop of our net worth in December, I wasn’t expecting to breach the $3 million mark again for awhile… but January was an exceedingly kind month. Our net worth came back with a vengeance — In our taxable accounts alone we saw a $125k increase in January…Read more
If you happen to live in a climate that experiences the season called winter, “Snow Days” are a thing that happens. Kids get the day-off from school (because the schools close), and parents have a reason to play hooky from work
“Sorry Boss, schools are closed! I’ve got to stay home with the kids!”
That excuse might work with your Boss a couple days a year, but after a few Snow Days his (or her) patience begins to wear thin…Read more
Let me first start by saying this is not a post about Apple’s products. While I’m certain Apple’s products are probably fantastic (I don’t own any), that’s not what interests me about Apple The Company or Apple The Stock.
What interests me is Apple as an investment…Read more
If you remember back from high school history class, the Luddites were a group of English textile workers in the 19th century who smashed textile machinery as part of a labor protest. The Luddites were unhappy with new machinery taking their highly-skilled (and decently paid) jobs, and replacing them with low-skill, low-paid jobs operating modern textile machines.
Now days, the term luddite is more often used to refer to “someone who is opposed or resistant to new technologies or technological change.”Read more
It’s been said that there are two certainties in life — death and taxes. With February nearly upon us, I’m starting to seriously think about paying my federal income taxes. That can certainly feel like death.
In the United States, paying taxes can be a pretty complicated affair — with hundreds of possible deductions, credits, write-offs, and tricky maneuvers that can be used to avoid paying taxes…Read more
If I ever write a book, I think I might title it, “The Nature Of Compounding”. Afterall, I spend more time writing and thinking about compounding more than I do almost any other topic on this blog.
Compounding itself is a fantastic thing — A magical mathematical force that allows for very small amounts of money to grow into a much larger nest egg. Interest built upon interest, where it grows in an exponential curve towards infinity…Read more