Monthly Archives: May 2014

There are Amazing Lessons in Warren Buffett’s Shareholder Letters Part Four

When I finished Warren Buffet’s authorized biography The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life last month I knew I wasn’t done understanding all that is Buffett.  I immediately downloaded all of his shareholder letters.  If you are new to Buffett (beyond reading what other’s think he is thinking on investment sites) I would recommend reading

Making a Financial Confession to All the Readers

This isn’t going to be easy for me but I have to admit something to the readers of this blog that I am not proud of. I got caught up in something with a colleague from work and it has to stop the moment I hit publish on this post.  Recently, I have been using

Random Thoughts About My Trip to Disney World

I got home from my 6 day 5 night trip to Disney World in Orlando a few hours ago.  I was there with The Wife, The Boy and both grandmothers (they had a separate but adjoining room), and we met another couple and their two kids down there.  Our itinerary was pretty packed and very

Even Potheads Care About Taxes

With more States legalizing recreational and medicinal marijuana I find it interesting to see the unforeseen consequences and results occurring therefrom.  As a libertarian I believe that most people should be able to make up their mind on most decisions.  Like most things, I am not an extremist in my view and think all laws

What is Sequence of Return Risk? How to Minimize that Risk

Sequence of return risk is an often overlooked part of retirement, regardless of whether we are discussing a traditional retirement or early financial independence.  Long term growth rates of diversified properly allocated investments only tell a part of the story.  It is the sequence of those returns that tell the rest. What is Sequence of