Capital Markets Theory You Can Use

Capital Markets Theory You Can Use

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

I’ll be the first to admit that financial capital markets theory can be dry as dust and that mostly you should just live your best life in blissful disregard for almost all of it. Today, however, indulge me in discussing a capital markets rule that can help you avoid fraud, seek better investments, and make […]

Ask An Ex-Banker: It's Spiritual Christmas Time!

Ask An Ex-Banker: It’s Spiritual Christmas Time!

By The Banker | Ask an Ex-Banker, Blog Posts, Personal Finance

Don’t feel broke at Christmas – Change the game. Editor’s note: This post first appeared on the personal finance website Make Change, where I irregularly contribute to their It’s Complicated advice column and podcasts! Also, I had previously mentioned my family’s spiritual christmas tradition on an earlier B$A blog post. Dear Ex-Banker: The holidays are […]

IPOs For The Everyman

IPOs For The Everyman

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Investing, Texas, Wall Street

In August I received an invitation by mail – complete with an offering prospectus and stock order sheet – to subscribe for shares in the initial public offering (IPO) of Ponce de Leon Bank, a Bronx, NY-based savings institution where I have a CD. I’ll admit upfront I barely know anything about Ponce de Leon […]

Book Review: The Money Mirror by Annette Leiberman and Vicki Lindner

Book Review: The Money Mirror by Annette Leiberman and Vicki Lindner

By The Banker | Book Reviews

The premise of The Money Mirror is that many – maybe most – women are neurotic in some way about money. The authors, a psychiatrist (Lieberman) and a professor of English (Lindner) posit that learning about a series of archetypes of women can help us recognize our own neuroses, and maybe overcome them. “Money Phobia,” […]

12 Questions To Ask Your Partner About Money

12 Questions To Ask Your Partner About Money

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

Editor’s note: I really like the 36 Questions thing I read about in the NY Times a few years back, this idea that you could pose these probing questions to your mate or prospective mate in order to deepen the relationship. Riffing on that idea, I came up with a series of Money and Relationships […]