Book Review: The Lives of Animals by J.M. Coetzee

Book Review: The Lives of Animals by J.M. Coetzee

By The Banker | Book Reviews

I’m breaking a series of self-imposed rules in reviewing The Lives of Animals by J.M. Coetzee, assigned to me by a ‘virtual book club’ I joined. First, the book has nothing to do – apparently[1] – with money or finance, so has no place on this blog. Second, obviously, one should never join a book [&hellip

Solar Industry: Love it, Hate it

Solar Industry: Love it, Hate it

By The Banker | Blog Posts

I plan to install a solar array on the roof of my house. Prior to installation, I asked a local solar expert guy to provide specific architectural plans, for my house. He provided estimates on monthly savings I could expect, based on my past energy usage as well as the specifics of my roof. I [&hellip

VIDEO: The Very Intriguing Libertarian Ticket

VIDEO: The Very Intriguing Libertarian Ticket

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Taxes, Texas, Video

With Bill Weld (former two-term MA governor) joining the bottom of the Libertarian Party ticket alongside Gary Johnson (former two-term NM governor), I have to say I’m intrigued. They can count on: Elected office experience (far more than the presumptive GOP nominee) Track record (far more, etc) A decent runway on an issue that some [&hellip

VIDEO: 100 Percent Stocks For Retirement

VIDEO: 100 Percent Stocks For Retirement

By The Banker | Audio Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing, Personal Finance, Texas, Video

Greg Jefferson and I chat about my recent post, urging everyone to put 100% retirement money into risky assets (like stocks) rather than the traditional 60/40 split that every investment advisor says you should do. In this conversation I admit to my cynical view of the investment advisory business. Additionally I engage in a rant you [&hellip

100 Percent Risky Even In Retirement

100 Percent Risky Even In Retirement

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

I’m only writing this for the 99 percent of people who are not yet wealthy. If you are already wealthy, you can choose to ignore this advice, or follow it or whatever, but I realize you have other choices. If you are not already wealthy, however, ignore the following advice at a high risk to [&hellip