Apr 202014

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to get stock tips or have investing ideas delivered to your email. I’m also on The Twitter.Thanks for visiting!Tweet I touched on this a couple of weeks ago when I ragged on Coke’s excessive executive compensation plan, but I really think investing in Coke is pretty much the epitome of what’s wrong with the retail investor. I see the same arguments thrown out there every week. Coke is a world class business. Coke is loved by millions. Coke has predictable cash Read More [...]

Apr 182014

Tweet There are approximately 700 old posts in my archives, each bigger and badder than the last. So every Friday, I’m going to present one of those old ones instead of something new. Enjoy, new readers. Old readers can go straight to hell.  Frankly, a full 99% of frugality tips on the internet are crap. Buy store brands and don’t drink lattes? NOBODY HAS EVER THOUGHT OF THAT BEFORE. And yet, there are still all sorts of blogs (with way, way, more visitors than mine, dammit) that continue to spew these Read More [...]

Apr 172014

Tweet These days, it’s probably the best time in history to be born without a penis. Women are free to choose any path they’d like, a privilege really only granted over the last generation. Women can have all the casual relations they’d like, with minimal consequences. Women are buying houses and making all sorts of other large decisions without having a partner. A woman is more likely to have a university education. And so on. And yet, we still have a gender pay gap. Only 5% of the 500 largest Read More [...]

Apr 152014

Tweet I come from a long line of entrepreneurs. My grandparents on my mother’s side of the family own a business. My parents own a business, even though it’s my dad who does all the work. My sister owns a business and you could even argue this blog is a business, albeit a kinda crappy one. If I wanted to work in the family business, I’d have plenty of choices. And yet, I’ve neglected to be involved in all of them. I help out every now and again, mostly to Read More [...]

Apr 142014

Tweet What is? A fund? Sounds fun. I’m here all week. Because I’M IN VEGAS SUCKAS. (Gets drunk, tackles a cop, everyone laughs because it’s Vegas) Just in time for the market to melt down completely, it’s the Financial Uproar fund, which I really should call the FU fund. Nah, that seems a little offensive. So the Uproar fund it is. The fund is simple. It starts out with $100,000, all in cash. Positions are added as I buy stocks in real life. I can’t cherry pick and choose investments Read More [...]

Apr 132014

Tweet Probably about the time you’ll read this, I’ll be on my annual vacation to Las Vegas. This is either my fourth or fifth visit to Sin City, because if I lack anything, it’s imagination. I’ve already looked at the forecast, and it’s going to be above 30 degrees every day I’m going to be there. That’s the main reason why I’m going to be there. There are people who get a little excited about vacationing, talking about how visiting Europe or Central America or whatever changed their lives, who Read More [...]

Apr 122014

Tweet Oh hey, it’s the weekend, and you’re probably looking to go sip some sort of alcoholic beverage, with your feet up, sans pants. Good for you, slugger. You slacked off on the internet worked hard to push some widgets this week, and you deserve this weekend. But is this what you do with your spare time? The Masters is on. Fred Couples might win. Probably not, but he might. Let’s get this finished and get you back watching sports, what God intended. Unless you’re reading this on Monday, in which Read More [...]

Apr 112014

Tweet There are at least a billion (not even close, but let’s go with it) old posts in my archives, and nobody ever bothers to read them. They get lonely all tucked away down there. So every Friday afternoon, you’re all going to be treated to a blast from the past. Take it away, guy who used to be me. First off, a disclaimer before we start. Well, sort of. I really don’t care for finance blog posts that get political. There’s a couple of reasons for this. First off, I’m Read More [...]

Apr 112014

Tweet I have a theory that a full 95% of people who live in large cities don’t bother to take advantage of the amenities that city has to offer. Take, for example, the handsome devil writing this post. HEY THAT’S ME! (fist pumps) I enjoy having access to all the stores I could ever want and a whole bunch of different food choices, even if those choices will eventually cripple me and I just go to the same pizza place I went to last week. They have breadsticks. It’s Little Read More [...]

Apr 102014

Tweet Excuse me for a minute, I’m just going to rip off a lot of this post from the Globe and Mail, the fine place of journalistic integrity that managed to convince me to pay for unlimited access like some sort of chump and/or chumpette. It’s about value investing, because everything around here is about value investing. And boobs. (You might not be able to access that without a membership to that particular website. Sucka.) Don’t worry, I’ll quote enough of it to you to get the gist. Study after Read More [...]

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