Start ‘Em Young With Entitlement

Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man’s lifetime income – which he then spends sending his son to college. –Bill Vaughn I recently saw a series of advertisements for a Virginia 529 savings plan for children’s education. The advertisements showed a sequence of children asking off camera parents […]

So Rich That You Bankrupt Yourself

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping. –Bo Derek Warren Sapp. Allen Iverson. Ron Artest. Lenny Dykstra. Michael Vick. Vince Young. What do these people have in common? They were all professional athletes. They also all went broke. How is it that these people who made millions and sometimes […]

Is Annuitization Underrated?

The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later. –Charles Colton You’re born broke and die broke. The rest is variance. –Jason Hull The oldest people in the world aren’t getting any younger. Over time, the age of the oldest living person has increased. […]

Don’t Think You Can Outearn Your Stupidity

In the main it will be found that a power over a man’s [salary] is a power over his will. –Alexander Hamilton In the mid-2000s, if you asked most any upwardly mobile young professional to project his future salary, you’d have received an answer that was the start-up’s answer to

Be the Hero of Your Financial Story

Have you ever listened to or read a story that riveted you, where you couldn’t wait for the next scene or the next word to come out? What made that story so captivating? Chances are that there was a hero in the story, and the hero was one to whom you could relate. Good heroes […]

Buying an Investment Property on Auction.com

God help us if we ever take the theater out of the auction business or anything else. It would be an awfully boring world. –Alfred Taubman

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