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Mental Model by Joshua Kennon

Mental Model: Using the Primary Mission of Your Life to Determine the Hierarchy of Priorities Between Task and Relationship

Mental Model: Using the Primary Mission of Your Life to Determine the Hierarchy of Priorities Between Task and Relationship One of my mentors from early in my career shared a mental model that has been a fantastic guideline and framework through which I’ve conducted my life.  It involves determining the hierarchy between personal relationships and…

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Federal Reserve Bank

American Households Continue to Deleverage But That Only Tells Part of the Story

Americans Continue to Deleverage as Measured by Average Household Debt as a Percentage of After-Tax Income Paul Wiseman wrote in a recent Associated Press article: “Soaring housing prices in the mid-2000s made millions of Americans feel wealthier than they were. They borrowed against the inflated equity in their homes or traded up to bigger, more…

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Oakfield My View House from Balcony

Sometimes, I Feel Like I Live in Oakfield from Fable II (or “The Utility of Home Ownership”)

In the most recent Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter, Warren Buffett remarked that the three best investments he ever made included his home in Omaha (the other two were wedding rings).  He conceded that he would have had more money if he had instead rented and invested the cash, but the utility of the home far outweighed the opportunity cost. Now that I am in my late twenties, I understand what he meant.

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Berkshire Hathaway Stock Investment

Berkshire Hathaway Shares Are Trading at the Lowest Valuation In Nearly a Decade

Berkshire Hathaway shares are now trading at around the lowest valuation relative to earnings and assets that they have since the dot-com bubble in the late 1990s. How is that possible? As the famed holding company of Warren Buffett has added businesses such as Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the stock price has treaded water so each dollar invested at today’s price represents more profit and equity than it did in the past.

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