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To Have a More Successful Life, Understand the Motivations and Motives of Yourself and the People Around You

To Have a More Successful Life, Understand the Motivations and Motives of Yourself and the People Around You Last month, I promised to pull more essays from my past out of the file cabinet.  This one dealt with motives and understanding how they influence human behavior.  This insight is one of the reasons I decided…

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Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey Brown-Forman Stock Report

Brown-Forman Is One of the Best Businesses I’ve Ever Seen

In recent days, I have been immersing myself in the annual reports and other filings of a company called Brown-Forman.  The company, which manufactures Jack Daniel’s whiskey, Chambord vodka, Korbel Champagnes, and other brands of spirits, is still controlled by the family that has owned it for more than a century, with two classes of stock trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

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S&P 500 Dividend Reinvestment Inflation-Adjusted Data

A Look at Inflation-Adjusted S&P 500 Data for 1960 Through 2010 and Dividend Reinvestment vs. Non Dividend Reinvestment

I am working on my What is a mutual fund? category at About.com and a thought struck me.  I wanted to go back and look at the most recent investing lifetime (the 50 year period between 1960 and 2010).  I imagined that an investor could have bought the S&P 500 stock market index (obviously you can’t…

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