Archive for the ‘Texas’ Category

A Retirement Rule and Its Limitations

A Retirement Rule and Its Limitations

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

I’ve done no general-population polling on the question “Do I have enough money set aside for retirement?” but informally I’d guess the US population would break down as follows: 1% – “Oh, yes, definitely,” 19% – “I hope so, but I’m not sure,” 80% – “LOL” If you’re in the 99 percent uncertain category, as [&hellip

More on (MORON) Public Money For Private Sports Owners

More on (MORON) Public Money For Private Sports Owners

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

This may seem like small-ball (because it is!) but I can’t sit idly by when my city’s government proudly announces their intention to shovel $75 million of public money toward building a minor-league baseball team stadium. This makes me so angry. I earlier nominated municipal attempts to lure the Oakland Raiders to San Antonio as [&hellip

Why Wealth Inequality Matters - Plus CEO Pay Again

Why Wealth Inequality Matters – Plus CEO Pay Again

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Inequality, Texas

Last week I wrote about the sharp rise in super-manager pay throughout the 1990s, and specifically a funny (to me) quirk of stock option awards and bad math by corporate boards. The good news is I have a bunch more thoughts on the rise of super-manager pay and – but wait – Wait — WAIT! [&hellip

CEO Pay-Rise: A Silly Math Mistake

CEO Pay-Rise: A Silly Math Mistake

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

An economics paper published last month in the National Bureau of Economic Research really fascinates me. Maybe that’s because I’m a fundamentally boring person? No, that’s not the main point. Economists Kelly Shue and Richard Townsend set out to explain the sharp rise of executive pay in the ten-year period 1992 to 2001. Think of [&hellip

Book Review: Women, Money & Prosperity by Donna M. Phelan

Book Review: Women, Money & Prosperity by Donna M. Phelan

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

When I was a little girl, I thought that money and finance would work the same for everyone, men and women, irrespective of gender. Important note: Starting stories with “When I was a little girl” – as my great-grandfather did with me – used to reliably make my little girls giggle hysterically. Now they just [&hellip