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Antifragile. The Book.

Saturday, September 21st, 2013, by

There are maybe two people who have figured out the direction of our global economy.  One is George Gilder, who wrote the groundbreaking “Wealth and Poverty” some thirty years ago, and has recently published his opus “Knowledge and Power”.  His newest book will be the subject of a future post, once I’ve finished it.  But […]

The Other Three Legged Stool

Saturday, September 7th, 2013, by

In our last post we revisited the time honored tradition of sourcing your retirement income from three solid streams of funding. Today we look at the non financial aspect of your lifetime goals…your physical well being, and how it too can be strengthened by three distinct disciplines. The goal, simply put, is to tightly compress […]

The Three Legged Stool: Version 2.0

Saturday, August 31st, 2013, by

Here’s an ancient rhubarb that we once learned about our ultimate retirement funding. The three legged stool. For those of you too young to remember, the three legs of the stool were: a.  Social Security b.  Your defined benefit pension payment, from your thirty plus years of employment with the same benevolent employer. c  Your […]

Poor Charlie’s Almanack

Saturday, August 10th, 2013, by

It seems that my reading queue tends to run in cycles. For fiction, I’m now deep into the works of Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove…and many, many others).  No one else seems to have such a deft touch in describing Texas, in both historic and contemporary terms. And for non fiction, I’ve taken on the task […]

Detroit’s Bankruptcy: The Harvest from the Excess of the New Deal

Saturday, July 27th, 2013, by

I’ve long touted the benefits of the streaming Netflix service…all those online movies and documentaries.  One you will want to add to your list is “Detroipia” a clear eyed look at the decline and fall of one of America’s formerly great cities. I’ve been sifting through all the editorials written about the recent bankrupcty filing, […]

Learning from your Mentor’s Mentors

Saturday, July 13th, 2013, by

I make it a point to read everything I can find that is written by and about Warren Buffett. The purpose is not to amass a $50 billion net worth as he did.  His talent is rare and unique.  But there is no harm in emulating what he accomplished on a more modest scale. What […]

These Guys Just Don’t Have A Clue

Saturday, July 6th, 2013, by

By now you’ve heard the news…the latest retreat from full enforcement of the laughably named “Affordable Health Care Act”. For those of you who have learned to tune out the national discourse on this dismal piece of legislation, there was an especially onerous provision that mandated employer paid health care on every company that had […]

The Wealth Secret That Hides In Plain Sight

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013, by

As investors, we must have a built in bias to take anything that is simple at its core and mold it into something complex and expensive. What brings this to mind is a recent appointment with my newest wealth management clients, a professional couple who have done an admirable job of living within and below […]