Mail Bag: What Is Something That Is an Instant Deal Breaker for You? Joshua, What is a trait or behavior that is an instant deal breaker for you or that can cause you to reevaluate a person negatively? [Redacted] For better or worse, each of us is influenced to some degree by our childhoods. No…
The Mail Bag features my response to questions readers send me through the site, comments, Facebook messages, and other avenues.
Alex asks, “What are your thoughts about periods when overall stock market valuations look very high. Should people not buy, or should people even sell? It seems like today is a time when most valuation measures show the U.S. market at extreme highs relative to history. What are your thoughts?”
As time passes, ideas that were once unthinkable become mainstream. From racial equality to marriage equality, equal rights for women to voting rights for non-landowners, what issue do you think will be considered with abject horror in the future that we think commonplace today?
A college student wrote asking a question involving a conflict he had with one of his professors. The student was right. The professor was wrong.
Mail Bag: Do You Think Polygamy Will Be Legalized in the United States? Over the past few years, I’ve received a lot of questions about the role of polygamy in American society and, in some cases, whether I think it will ever return and whether I think it should be legalized following its restriction in the…
This is a great question about habits of successful people and families … I read your post about energy savings and saw a comment from from someone named Melissa K. You had responded to a reader from overseas and shifted your language and units to their syntax, talking in square meters and degrees Celsius rather square…
The question I tackle this time: “If asset intensive businesses are inferior investments, why would any rational investor ever buy one?”
A reader wanted to know about a blog post I wrote on my Investing for Beginners site at About.com back on October 9th, 2008 during the depths of the financial crisis. Thankfully, I was able to recover it and repost it as it had been de-indexed and removed by the network as part of its routine content changes. I doubt that will be possible much longer as so much of that content is simply lost.
What defines financial success? Each of you probably has your own answer, but here’s how I think about it.
I was asked, “There is a maxim of which you are no doubt aware that retail investors quote Warren Buffett, while professional money masters quote Jesse Livermore. You never talk about Livermore and I would like to know your thoughts on his philosophy.”