Snarky Thoughts on Personal Finance From a Dad of Two

Do You Pay for Online News?

Do you subscribe to newspaper?

Do you subscribe to newspaper?

I am a big fat hypocrite.

I have worked in journalism since I was a teenager, but don’t spend a lot of money to actually support news operations.

I don’t subscribe to a newspaper or a magazine. I read mostly free sources online and watch network and cable news programs.

Suffice it to say, I am not exactly helping when it comes to saving the journalism industry. Continue reading

Warren Buffett and the Genius of Simplicity

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

The investment world always reacts with excitement when Warren Buffett releases his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders.

There seems to be a feeling that the billionaire investor will offer some nugget of advice that will cause markets to move, or to help average investors boost their own returns.

But the reality is that Buffett’s investment strategy is pretty easy to follow. Continue reading

Which Olympic Sport ‘Investor’ Are You?

What winter sport is the most representative of your investing style?

What winter sport is the most representative of your investing style?

Well, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are over. Hopefully this means winter itself is also on its way out.

It occurred to me while watching the Games over the last couple weeks that many of the sports can be compared to investing styles. There are some that are risky. Some that are kind of boring. Some are harder than others.

Do any of these sports apply to your investment style? Continue reading