Five Good Questions for A Finance Columnist

Five Good Questions for A Finance Columnist

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

Jake Taylor interviewed Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Zweig, who recently published The Devil’s Financial Dictionary and asked him “Five Good Questions” Q1: What inspired him to write this book? Zweig says he needed something to update on his website that didn’t give readers an ‘action-item’ in response to market conditions, since that doesn’t tend [&hellip

Book Review: Money Mindset by Jacob Gold

Book Review: Money Mindset by Jacob Gold

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Insurance, Investing, Personal Finance, Taxes

In The Money Mindset – Formulating a Wealth Strategy in the 21st Century, Jacob Gold traces the key components for building financial fitness, such as finding the right mindset, understanding risk, asset allocation, and diversification. He introduces the importance of understanding taxes and insurance. He gets the big picture on taxes, which is that you [&hellip

On Mortality and Wealth

On Mortality and Wealth

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Personal Finance

I’ve already talked about the link between work and wealth but what about the ties between death and wealth? A buddy in New York used to tell me that the right way to manage your money is to have just enough to cover your bills until the day you die, and then bounce the check [&hellip

The Link Between Wealth and Work

The Link Between Wealth and Work

By The Banker | Blog Posts

I’ve been struggling for a while now on defining what I think ‘being wealthy’ means. So far what I’ve come up with is that ‘being wealthy’ has something to do with embracing two realities we tend to want to avoid: work, and death. I’ll talk about death later, but for today I think that one [&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