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NPTN Buyout Aftermath – Stock Screening Begins

It’s been a long time, but it is time for me to decide which stock to buy. Deciding which stocks to consider is so daunting that many give up and let someone else pick the stock, or the mutual fund … Continue reading

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NPTN Buyout – An MVIS-ish Legacy Ends

Yep. It’s another stock post. Something happened that I actually have to do something about. My style of investing is called Long Term Buy and Hold (LTBH). Circa 2000 I bought a stock, that spun off a stock, that was … Continue reading

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Trust Your Self

“Here you go, Tom. Here’s the car I want.” It was about ten years ago and a friend showed me a magazine ad for a Tesla. He laughed. He was part owner of a nice art gallery, but that meant … Continue reading

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Getting Better Slowly

Yay! Good news! Getting the loan on my house means a long string of long-delayed tasks can get done. Ah. What? A loan doesn’t equate to money in my account, which doesn’t translate to immediately paying off lots of bills, … Continue reading

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An Evening Off From Writing – Ha

But, but I have to write. It’s that time of night! Dinner is done, and for the past several months that’s meant turning off the ‘TV’ (really a Roku connected to a monitor and the internet, ‘TV’ takes fewer letters), … Continue reading

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A Home Loan To Retire Anxieties

A nice way to start the day, sending out a ‘thank you’ email, arranging to pay an overdue bill, contacting a doctor I actually enjoy visiting, and a hopefully scheduling a massage. Money makes things move. For several months I’ve … Continue reading

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Linear And Logarithmic Views Of MVIS

The way we look at data matters, and doesn’t. (Another post that can be generalized, but where it is handy to have an example like MVIS.) Hopefully this will be one of my shorter posts. It should be because more … Continue reading

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No News Is Still No News

History echoes. It is too easy to let no news be interpreted as negative news. Humans are so good at reading between the lines that entire grand narratives can fit between two paragraphs of a press release, in the gap … Continue reading

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Possibly Profitable Patience

Pardon me an old man moment. Kids, slow down! Oy! OK, back to the show. Patience is useful, a hard task for some, and changes with time and age. It is also possibly profitable.  Yep, another stock post with some … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Is Personal

Personal finance is personal. Yes, that’s the title; but since I wrote my own book on my own personal finances (Dream. Invest. Live.) the simplicity of that observation has become more apparent – even after twelve years. Finance is impersonal, … Continue reading

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