3 Politically Incorrect Steps to Achieve an Early Retirement

I like my job. I really do. But I think I’d like being an independently-wealthy man of leisure quite a bit more. Relaxed days of sweet nothingness sound pretty appealing. That’s the dream, anyway.

All joking aside, I won’t be […] Continue Reading…

Why Americans Don’t Celebrate May Day

I had a colleague from South Africa ask why we don’t celebrate May Day as a holiday in America. The answer, of course, is that May 1 was the date chosen by the communist leadership of the Second International […] Continue Reading…

Japan Credit Rating Downgraded By Fitch? Thank you, Captain Obvious

In an acknowledgement of the glaringly obvious, Fitch downgraded Japan’s credit rating by a notch on Monday, citing Japan’s ballooning pubic debt.

My only question is this: What took them so long?

Fitch now rates Japanese debt as an A, which […] Continue Reading…

On WSJ Voices: Picking the Right Estate Attorney

The Wall Street Journal’s Voices column picked up my comments on choosing the right estate attorney. You can read the full article here (subscription to the WSJ may be required), and an excerpt follows below. Enjoy!
Many people think estate planning […] Continue Reading…

Facebook Earnings: Solid Quarter, Though a Little Cost Control Would Be Nice

I joined CNBC’s Sri Jegarajah last night on Capital Connection to chat about Facebook’s (FB) first-quarter earnings.

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Overall, a very solid quarter. Revenues were up 42% and 49% after adjusting […] Continue Reading…