Inequality in America - The Map

Inequality in America – The Map

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Inequality, Texas

The Washington Post published this last month and I missed it, but there’s no time like today for good graphical representations of inequality.  The Washington Post  ranks zip codes from the 1st to 99th percentile based on the average income and college education of residents, relative to all other US zip codes. A few fascinating [&hellip

Excel Basics Introduction Video #2 - Opening and Starting a Worksheet

Excel Basics Introduction Video #2 – Opening and Starting a Worksheet

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Personal Finance, Texas, Video

Below is the second in a series of 6 videos introducing the idea of using Excel to track your small business information. This series was created to support the educational mission of Accion Texas, a regional micro lending organization, but I hope it has value to others starting out with their own business who may not [&hellip

Excel Basics Video #1: Introduction for Small Business Owners

Excel Basics Video #1: Introduction for Small Business Owners

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Texas, Video

Lately I’ve been working with Accion Texas, a regional micro lender organization, to produce educational videos for entrepreneurs.  Below is an introduction to the first series of six videos, which covers the first steps in using Excel, such as how to open up a workbook, how to begin to format a worksheet, and how to program [&hellip

Book Review: Investing Demystified by Lars Kroijer

Book Review: Investing Demystified by Lars Kroijer

By The Banker | Book Reviews, How Not To Invest, Investing, Personal Finance, Wall Street

Can we invest our own personal portfolio in a sophisticated way, to maximize our risk-adjusted returns, without incurring high costs or having to be financial experts ourselves? In his book Investing Demystified: How To Invest Without Speculation And Sleepless Nights, Lars Kroijer says yes. Kroijer was a hedge fund manager who argues forcefully against hedge [&hellip

Rage Against the Machine - Oil & Gas News Coverage Version

Rage Against the Machine – Oil & Gas News Coverage Version

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Investing, Texas

Morning News Rant Do you find yourself eating your morning granola, hunched over the financial news, stopping in the middle of a paragraph, feeling your eyes glaze over as your BS-meter tilts red in 0.6 seconds, and then looking up at the window to start mumbling like a deranged person to yourself about the absurdity [&hellip