The New Patsy at the Table

Ted has conceded to Warren and now Mark is taking a seat at the table. Here’s an update on the famous $1M bet. It all started at an event when a student asked Warren “…if you think [a low-cost S&P 500 index fund] can beat hedge funds, why doesn’t anyone take you...

“I’ve made a series of poor decisions”

This is what I told my husband when he called on his way home at the end of the day one Friday. And then I started recounting them… I was walking back to my car from Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market where I’d stopped to pick up a couple of items on my way home when a...

Got Candy?

Halloween seems to kick off the holiday season. This year, Halloween spending was big – maybe another sign of consumer confidence trending upwards. Here are the stats from the National Retail Federation: Projected spending: $9.1 billion (a record high) Americans...

“All About That Bass”

For our 3rd Decade program, it’s all about the bass, in our case, the bottom line. Now that we’ve had a chance to track ‘before’ and ‘after’ net worth statements for our participants, we’re seeing “all the right junk in all the right places” to take a line from Meghan...

Playing with Fire

We don’t teach kids about thermodynamics by letting them play with a box of matches so why do we teach them about investing by encouraging them to play stock market games? There’s a new stock market game out. Stockpile is a startup designed to allow investors to buy...