The Downside of Inheritance

The Downside of Inheritance

  Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?   Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.  Barry Switzer   “Money isn’t everything,” said my mother, “but it...
Short Fiction:  Madge

Short Fiction: Madge

  Madge and Walter.  They lived in an apartment close to the office.  I’d see them walking sometimes, Madge sprinting out in front at a furious pace.  Walter following behind tangled up with Junior, their slobbering Basset Hound.   Walter was a heart attack...
Tough Love

Tough Love

  The stories I will tell now are true or mostly true.  I’ve changed the names and taken some liberty with the details.  There are things you need to know.  It isn’t easy to tell anyone that they are living in an illusion, that they have unrealistic expectations,...
Funny Money

Funny Money

  Financial advisors would have you believe they inhabit an arcane world of alphas and betas and that they and they alone can navigate the mysteries of modern portfolio theory.  The reality is a bit different.  Let me tell you about an average day in the life of...