Passive versus Active Investing: There are no Shortcuts

I had a friend who absolutely hated weeding his mother’s flower beds and herb garden. Even as a teen I knew they were something amazing, literally dominating an acre, and his mother’s pride.  I don’t suppose I’m equipped even now to understand where gardening for pleasure becomes gardening to impress, but clearly Danny’s mom was... Continue Reading →

Three Habits You Need to Successfully Save for Retirement: Beware of “Money for Nothing and Chicks for Free*”

  I’ve always been a gifted academic, fortunate that I see complexity as a puzzle that can be quickly solved.  And long ago I learned to stop suffering from paralysis of analysis to make recommendations and follow through on them.  But having an academic bent or good ‘gut’ instincts for the market means nothing when... Continue Reading →

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