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

How To Evade Taxes - Offshore Wyly Style

How To Evade Taxes – Offshore Wyly Style

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

Although no household names from the United States showed up in the “Panama Papers,”[1] – a trove of leaked client correspondence from a Panamanian law firm that helped people set up offshore accounts – a Texas bankruptcy court recently elevated Dallas entrepreneurs Sam and Charles Wyly as the most high-profile offshore-account tax evaders ever caught. [&hellip

Marijuana Regulations and Taxes - So Weird, Man

Marijuana Regulations and Taxes – So Weird, Man

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

This post features obscure business tax accounting rules you’ve never heard of and (hopefully) will never encounter. (Do I know how to write a blogpost lede, or what?) And pot. It’s about pot. Did I forget to mention that? Ok, nobody thinks they want to know about obscure accounting rules but maybe – like me – you [&hellip

Check Out This Acorns Thing

Check Out This Acorns Thing

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

I downloaded a fin-tech app called Acorns a few weeks ago. I recommend you drop this blog post now, text your favorite twenty-something, and make sure they’ve downloaded this thing already. I am now an evangelizing convert. Here’s a short list of problems many people have in getting started investing and building wealth. No money [&hellip

Solar Hosting - Free Money

Solar Hosting – Free Money

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

One of the things I regularly fantasize about is free money. This puts me in line – at least in this small way – with the rest of humanity. One of the things that the seems to offer is free money, which sounds quite dreamy. Alongside my free money fantasy, I also have a fantasy [&hellip