Category Archives: Random

What’s the Difference Between Being Rich and Wealthy?

I remember this question being asked in one of my introductory economics classes when I was in college.  Being that everyone was 18 to 20 years old no one had a good answer.  I won’t pretend the answer changed my life because to be honest I didn’t even think about it until recently.  The answerContinue Reading

Doesn’t Anyone Ask Why Do “they” Need My Money?

Last week I saw possibly the most infuriating show I have ever seen on CNBC called “Money Talks.”  It is about the owner of a sports gambling consultant business. The owner Steve Stevens (obviously not his real name) claims to be a 20 year sports handicapper winning somewhere between 60% and 71.5% of his bets.Continue Reading

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

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 delving into 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) IContinue Reading

Workplace Violence: How to Reduce the Threat

Believe it or not, workplace violence is the second leading cause of workplace-related injuries in the United States, and while the occurrences of workplace violence are diminishing, it remains a concern — especially for people working in more vulnerable fields like healthcare and cash-based services. Some two million people report being the victims of workplaceContinue Reading

Actual Proof You Need to Stop Buying Material Shit

I was dumbfounded by a recent CNBC Chart of the Day titled “From $400K Macs to $23k iPods.”  The article provides how much an investment in Apple would be worth if you had bought the stock at the time for the price of that new gadget: Of course you could always argue what if youContinue Reading

Calculating The Math Behind Converting From Oil Heat to Gas Heat

When The Wife and I bought our home almost a year ago we knew that one of the first projects we wanted to do was converting from oil heat to gas heat.  I thought this project would be a few years out but after receiving my 2nd $400+ Bill in the month of December IContinue Reading