Josh and Aaron Grilling Chicken and Vegetables at Night

Night Grilling and 11,869 Words of New Content at on Trust Funds, Teaching Kids About Money, and Investing Wisely

It’s evening here and we are having dinner a bit late.  Aaron grilled skinless bone-in chicken along with fresh onions and Anaheim peppers (the latter of which my father-in-law grew in his garden, kindly supplying us with a cache that will take us quite awhile to get through) after he came back from a run while I’m working…

Cecil the Black Maned Lion Killed by Walter Palmer

Financial and Life Lessons We Can Learn from Dr. Walter Palmer’s Cecil the Black Maned Lion Debacle

I’ve been thinking about the story that has captivated the country over the past two days – how, if various news reports are to be believed, Dr. Walter J. Palmer of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, owner of a practice called River Bluff Dental in Bloomington, Minnesota, and two of his guides poached the beloved Cecil the Lion from a national park in Zimbabwe, luring him from the sanctuary where he was protected, injuring him with an arrow before tracking him for two days, shooting him, beheading him, skinning him, and leaving the body behind with plans to mount the trophy in his office.

Social Experiment Pickup Women

Social Experiment – Guy Attempts to Pickup 100 Women vs 100 Men on the Streets of London

After looking at 100 years of men’s and women’s fashion, women’s ideal body types throughout history, and male attractiveness by country, here is another interesting glimpse into the gender divide making its way around YouTube and the blogs. A group called Twattery, which conducts pranks and social experiments (check out their channel – they do everything…

Donald Trump Financial Disclosures

Donald Trump Discloses Financial Details of His Empire

Billionaire Donald Trump has defied expectations and disclosed his finances as part of his campaign for the Republican nomination for the Presidency of the United States. Reading through the document, I actually laughed out loud because it’s clear he and his advisers know what they’re doing.  It would be difficult to bankrupt the guy because he’s arranged everything…

American Flag Marriage Equality Obergefell Supreme Court

Freedom of Speech in the United States of America

I’ve been thinking a lot about freedom of speech, and the first amendment in general, lately. Between the uproar over the Confederate Battle Flag, an unprecedented user and moderator revolt at Reddit after the decision to shut down certain groups (the CEO, whom many blame for the ugly affair, wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post), a very vocal minority of Americans upset about the Supreme Court granting equality to gay Americans in the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, and world-class comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock publicly airing their concern about the sanitation of humor for fear of offending people, talk shows, newspapers, radio programs, books, and blogs have all been discussing the limits of personal expression to which an American is entitled under our constitution.

Portfolio of Stocks and Bonds

1,821,745 Households in the United States Have Investment Portfolios Worth $3,000,000 or More

You may already know the Census Bureau data shows there are 115,610,216 households in the United States and, that, as per the Federal Reserve data, roughly 1 out of every 5 of these households earns $100,000 or more per year; that 1 out of every 25 of them has a net worth of $1,000,000 or more. What about substantial wealth excluding houses, cars, furniture, jewelry … actual investment portfolios stuffed with cash, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate investment trusts, master limited partnerships, tax-lien certificates, or any of the other numerous securities one can own to compound capital?

Joshua and Aaron Colgate-Palmolive Toothpaste

Colgate-Palmolive: A Real World Examination of the Limitations of the P/E Ratio

Back in 2011, I did a 20-year case study of Colgate-Palmolive. Global events have conspired in such a way that it can now serve as a perfect illustration of a valuation conundrum: While not cheap, Colgate-Palmolive is significantly cheaper for a long-term owner than the price-to-earnings ratio alone would have you believe. In fact, despite having what appears to be a 26.54 p/e ratio, it’s slightly undervalued to its private market value could you get your hands on the entire empire. It’s a rare thing to be able to talk about a gem like this under conditions such as these so I’m not going to let the opportunity pass. Dust off your powdered wigs, take out your walking cane, and travel back with me to post-Revolutionary America.

Hall of Paragons Case Study Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

It would be a serious mistake in judgment to think of Dolly Parton as merely a singer and actress. She is much more. Over the past 50 years, she has become one of the most adept investors in the world, with a portfolio of operating assets spanning everything from theme parks and hotels to media production…

Women Ideal Body Types

Women’s Ideal Body Types Throughout History and Male Attractiveness By Country Today

After watching the 100 Years of Men’s and Women’s Fashion Trends, I found these videos interesting, too.  First: As we talked about in the post on everything from morbid obesity to waist-to-hip ratios, despite the details that change around women, certain standards seem to be maintained.  It’s really interesting.  Second: What is considered attractive for men,…