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Public Sports Stadium Financing Revisited

Public Sports Stadium Financing Revisited

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Blog Posts, Texas

One of the frustrating things about being a thinking adult is how many confusing shades-of-grey moral choices we face. The ethical clarity we enjoyed as a child or even as a ‘woke’ teenager seems to cloud over. Isn’t anything pure? How do I know what’s right or wrong? Why can’t things just be simple? Sigh. Adulthood. On the other [&hellip

Apollo Global Purchases Rackspace - My Take on Texas Public Radio

Apollo Global Purchases Rackspace – My Take on Texas Public Radio

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Texas

I went on Texas Public Radio on Friday to comment on the news that Leon Black’s Apollo Global had agreed to purchase San Antonio cloud-hosting firm Rackspace for $4.3 billion.   Post read (46) times

John Oliver Does Us All A Service

John Oliver Does Us All A Service

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Video

We know from Mary Poppins that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down and, similarly, a healthy dose of humor is the best way to learn about something as baleful as personal finance. John Oliver does us all a good 20-minute service in nailing key points about retirement, in this bit from a [&hellip

VIDEO: The Very Intriguing Libertarian Ticket

VIDEO: The Very Intriguing Libertarian Ticket

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Taxes, Texas, Video

With Bill Weld (former two-term MA governor) joining the bottom of the Libertarian Party ticket alongside Gary Johnson (former two-term NM governor), I have to say I’m intrigued. They can count on: Elected office experience (far more than the presumptive GOP nominee) Track record (far more, etc) A decent runway on an issue that some [&hellip

VIDEO: 100 Percent Stocks For Retirement

VIDEO: 100 Percent Stocks For Retirement

By The Banker | Audio Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing, Personal Finance, Texas, Video

Greg Jefferson and I chat about my recent post, urging everyone to put 100% retirement money into risky assets (like stocks) rather than the traditional 60/40 split that every investment advisor says you should do. In this conversation I admit to my cynical view of the investment advisory business. Additionally I engage in a rant you [&hellip