Category: Investing

stocks, options, etc…

Stocks For Your Kids: Year 4 Update

Stocks For Your Kids Series: How to Choose Year 1 Update Year 2 Update Year 3 Update Dear Son, It’s time to look at your stocks again!  These are interesting times at our house as you turned 8.  Due to my recent

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Investing in the World Series of Poker – Follow Up

Back in May you might remember I decided to take $250 from the Sunk Costs Are Irrelevant coffers and “invest” it in a poker player.  Well, the experiment is over.  Here’s how it turned out. The single share I bought

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Stocks For Your Kids: Year 3 Update

Stocks For Your Kids Series: How to Choose Year 1 Update Year 2 Update Dear Son, Well, it’s just a few days past your 7th birthday and it seems we’re buried in Chima LEGO’s over here.  What strides you’ve made this year

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Investing in the World Series of Poker

OK, I know the words investing and poker really should not be in the same sentence for any prudent investor, but who said I was prudent! I play poker occasionally.  Mostly small home games where we play a hold’em tournament

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Stocks For Your Kids: Year 2 Update

Dear Son, Happy birthday!  On Sunday you turned 6 years old.   What a joy it's been to watch you grow over the past year.  It's hard to believe you're almost done with kindergarten.  You're really starting to understand the

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Stock Update (6 Months Later)

  Back in August 2011, I went on a buying spree of sorts when the market was tanking.  I had a lot of cash burning a hole in my pocket, and I went $PENDING!  I also promised to re-visit that

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MoneyPros Index Fund Challenge Leader

So, back in December I was invited to take part in the MoneyPros Index Fund Challenge hosted by the fun folks over at MoneyPros.  The game was simple.  Just choose 3 stocks that you think are going to do the best

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Sharebuilder $5 Stock Trade

I received an email today from ING Direct Sharebuilder incenting me to download their mobile app. The deal works like this:  Download ShareBuilder's mobile app for iPhone®, BlackBerry® or Android™ then make a trade using the app between today and October 28.  Once

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What I’m Buying Today

Today, I'm probably going to buy nothing except Sour Patch Kids Extreme.  Did you know you could buy these in bulk on Amazon?  They are fan-fucking-tastic.  I could eat these forever. But, perhaps you were thinking more along the lines

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When There’s Blood in the Water…

It's time to go fishing.  The relevant Warren Buffett quote on a day like this when the DJIA falls over 500 points is:  "Occasional outbreaks of those two super-contagious diseases, fear and greed, will forever occur in the investment community. The

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