Any handyman knows that you must have the correct tools in order to effectively complete the task at hand. As somebody who is less than handy, I have learned over the last few years how true that statement is. As most people with the same skill set, I only have the basic tools: one hammer, a … [Read more...] about Are you using the right tools?
A quick online search for “Dow rallies 500 points” yields a cascade of news stories with similar titles, as does a similar search for “Dow drops 500 points.” These types of headlines may make little sense to some investors, given that a “point” for the Dow and what it means to an individual’s … [Read more...] about Getting to the Point of a Point
I will never sell a piece of this company to the public. Philip Knight co-founder and CEO of Nike Inc. says many times throughout his memoir. In his excellent memoir “Shoe Dog”, Phil takes the reader on his lifelong journey of creating one of the largest consumer good companies in the world. He … [Read more...] about Just Do it – Investing in Nike
We do not have, never have had, and never will have an opinion about where the stock market, interest rates or business activity will be a year from now. —Warren E. Buffett, the world's most admired, least imitated investor, in his annual letter to shareholders 30 years ago this month, dated … [Read more...] about The Moving Finger Writes: Thirty Years On
One of the most insightful comments that I ever received came during one of the most difficult times in my life. My Aunt Pat was the one to deliver these insightful comments. My Dad had just died of pancreatic cancer days before and my aunt came to comfort her sister - my Mom. During one of the … [Read more...] about Is Extending Your Life Worth It?
Every time I bring up Social Security estimated payments for the first time with either prospects or clients, the response is always the same: I am to receive “X” amount if there is any money left. It is a common fear that Social Security will not be solvent when you hit the magical age of … [Read more...] about Social Security – Real Facts