Archive for the ‘Investing’ Category

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

Book Review: What All Kids (And Adults) Should Know About Savings and Investing

Book Review: What All Kids (And Adults) Should Know About Savings and Investing

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Investing, Personal Finance, Texas

I teach an adult course next month about teaching one’s kids about money and finance. I also engage in home-based experiments on my own guinea pigs (err, children) all the time, trying out lessons on stock investing, or compound interest. But most home-schooling requires a textbook (or e-book), so I was pleased to receive a [&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

A Valentine's Day Guest Post - Blood, Bondage, Lust, Money

A Valentine’s Day Guest Post – Blood, Bondage, Lust, Money

By Banker's Wife | Blog Posts, Investing, Personal Finance

Editor’s Note: The Banker’s Wife offers up her guest post on “50 Shades of Monetary Inadequacy” I have bad news for you, Christian. No, it’s not that your movie will be universally panned, though you should pick up A.O. Scott’s review for your reading pleasure. It goes deeper – I am here to tell you [&hellip

Stupid Smart People

Stupid Smart People

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

Note: A version of this post appeared in the San Antonio Express News My wife and I headed East on I-10 recently to visit our New York City friends Jay and Nina – another married couple and their kids – who now live in Houston. The conversation over the weekend turned toward their personal finances [&hellip