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

More Taboo Than Sex - Talking Money With Kids

More Taboo Than Sex – Talking Money With Kids

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Book Reviews, Personal Finance

Children and young people need to understand money and financial choices as much as any other topic, yet they don’t get ‘The Talk’ from their parents about money until they reach age, well actually, never. Most children never get The Talk. We can easily list reasons for this, such as: 1. Most parents are barely scraping by and don’t [&hellip

If You Like Feral Cats You'll Love Compound Interest

If You Like Feral Cats You’ll Love Compound Interest

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Personal Finance, Texas

A version of this post appeared in the San Antonio Express News. Nobody ever told me this, but I’ve always assumed that a first rule of writing is to never – ever – try to teach math through blog posts. But I learned writing through blogging on the interwebs where a first rule of everything – [&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