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Getting Started – Entrepreneurship

Getting Started – Entrepreneurship

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Investing, Personal Finance, Texas

I wrote recently that starting your own business is the third best way to get wealthy, after inheritance and a lifetime of continuous savings and investment. But how does one even start a business? What if you’re not ready yet? The British actor from the TV show House, Hugh Laurie, says: “It’s a terrible thing, I think, [&hellip

China's Sneeze - Our Cold

China’s Sneeze – Our Cold

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas, Wall Street

In real economic terms, and as the second-largest economic power in the world since 2005, China has been a global player for a few decades. In global financial market terms, however, China became interesting to the rest of the world for the first time this Summer. I use the word ‘interesting’ the way it’s meant [&hellip

Getting Started - The Hardest Part of Investing

Getting Started – The Hardest Part of Investing

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Investing, Personal Finance, Texas

School started for my girls this week, so I’m in the mood for new beginnings. New school uniforms, freshly sharpened #2 pencils, and lined notebooks still unblemished with unicorn stickers. Besides inheritance (obviously the very best way, because remember your first $5.43 Million arrives tax free!) the next two best ways for a person to [&hellip

What To Do If The Market Crashes - Your Emergency Instructions

What To Do If The Market Crashes – Your Emergency Instructions

By The Banker | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing

I think the Dow being down 1,000 points at the market open this morning (however temporarily) puts everyone in the frame of mind. Is this THE BIG ONE? Should I break the glass and read the instructions in the envelope labelled ‘IN CASE OF EMERGENCY?’ Sure, go ahead, you have my permission. Break the glass. [&hellip

Minimum Wage Caveats and Local Update

Minimum Wage Caveats and Local Update

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Inequality, Texas

I recently wrote about how I worried minimum wage hikes in the city of Los Angeles could hurt the same people the law is supposed to help. Two caveats go with that thought. First, I might be wrong. Second, San Antonio is already in the midst of a distinct minimum wage hike that deserves some [&hellip