Posts Tagged ‘stocks for the long run’

A Stock Growth Miracle (Not Really)

A Stock Growth Miracle (Not Really)

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

Psst: Do you want to hear about a neat investing trick a family friend showed me? She started with $250. Through alchemical magic – well, a mixture of time, compound interest, and an important dash of negligence – she turned that $250 into an investment today worth $135,000. She still owns it, so results may […]

Not Cheering A Record-Setting Stock Market

Not Cheering A Record-Setting Stock Market

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

It’s silly season in stock market news again. By that I mean the regular “stock market reaches new highs, hooray!” headlines and commentary. I’ll start by unpacking some reasons why this is silly news, and how you can be a much more sophisticated reader of financial news. I admit upfront that you’ll risk being a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Never Sell! A Disney and Churchill Mashup

Never Sell! A Disney and Churchill Mashup

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

In November I took my five-year-old’s life savings (mostly tooth-fairy money and birthday gifts) and bought her 4 shares in Disney stock via a custodial (UTMA) account. Fellow readers of If You Give a Pig a Pancake will already be familiar with the idea that certain actions lead inevitably to reactions. You see, if you […]