Agoraphobia

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Deep thoughts from our recent travel: Agora = Greek for marketplace Phobia = Greek for fear A close friend from childhood works in finance and earned his MBA but keeps the vast majority of his savings in CDs and treasuries that barely keep up with inflation. His wife saw her parents lose a significant portion of their net worth (either …

Precrastination

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This morning started innocently enough. I purred awake in a cocoon of toasty sheets and rubbed the sleep from my eyes to find my wife sitting up in bed next to me, fully alert. When she gets excited about something, she can barely contain her enthusiasm. Having stalked her prey for maximum vulnerability, she unleashed a torrent of words at …

The Inconsistent Investor

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[Ed. note: This post is best consumed in combination with the comments that follow. I consider it an important personal lesson in 1) tempering the investing piety (defined as accepting a particular investing philosophy with unthinking conventional reverence) that often accompanies a financial literacy conversion experience, and 2) hubris in expressing criticism toward the efforts of a  fellow blogger. I …