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Interview with Mint.com - I Give ALL The Answers

Interview with Mint.com – I Give ALL The Answers

By The Banker | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing, Personal Finance, Wall Street

Finance website Mint.com asked me some good questions for their blog. You can visit them there or enjoy the repost below. As a former Wall Street insider, what do you think is the average person’s largest misconception about investing? The average person thinks that what Wall Street does is so complex that it requires extremely [&hellip

Entrepreneurs: Pack Half the Luggage, Bring Twice The Money

Entrepreneurs: Pack Half the Luggage, Bring Twice The Money

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Personal Finance, Texas

A version of this post ran in the San Antonio Express News. In late high school and college I travelled to Mexico as often as I could. Some trips I went for ten days, later trips for a semester of school, then a whole summer. Finally, after graduating from college, I lived and studied in [&hellip

More Taboo Than Sex - Talking Money With Kids

More Taboo Than Sex – Talking Money With Kids

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Book Reviews, Personal Finance

Children and young people need to understand money and financial choices as much as any other topic, yet they don’t get ‘The Talk’ from their parents about money until they reach age, well actually, never. Most children never get The Talk. We can easily list reasons for this, such as: 1. Most parents are barely scraping by and don’t [&hellip

If You Like Feral Cats You'll Love Compound Interest

If You Like Feral Cats You’ll Love Compound Interest

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Personal Finance, Texas

A version of this post appeared in the San Antonio Express News. Nobody ever told me this, but I’ve always assumed that a first rule of writing is to never – ever – try to teach math through blog posts. But I learned writing through blogging on the interwebs where a first rule of everything – [&hellip

Sin and Profit

Sin and Profit

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Investing, Personal Finance, Wall Street

Jason Zwieg at the WSJ provides interesting data today on the relative returns of ‘socially irresponsible investing’ (my own phrase). I recently wrote that I could not recommend to a friend any ‘socially responsible’ mutual fund. My reasons: 1. Funds like this tend to have relatively high costs (especially compared to index funds, which I [&hellip