In addition to the best financial and investment advice in the world (in my humble opinion), I care about you as a person, and that naturally extends to ensuring you present yourself well in the world. Which is why I can’t help but take notice of Domino’s “No-stain Onesie”. How I’ve survived this far in life without it is beyond me, or the joy I will feel once I buy one. I’ve decided this is an indication of the great times we live in, in that we have such safety, food, and disposable income that we have to worry ... Read More
I think most of you know that I am a voracious reader, and have been my whole life. So, now it’s time for my annual book review. 67 Books read (35 fiction, 32 general non-fiction and personal development) Most Useful= Get Your Inbox Down to Zero: How to be a Productivity Ninja Best Personal Development= Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success Funniest= Redshirts Most Moving= On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life Best Biography = Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew Totally Interesting Book = Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and ... Read More
In today’s technological world, as long as I have internet and a phone, I’m able to run my business from anywhere. This summer I’m fortunate to spend much more time in our Wyoming cabin now that it’s fully outfitted as another office, just like my Boulder one. In addition to all my business travel this summer, I’ll be traveling back and forth between Wyoming and Boulder, working strategy in the cabin and having in-person meetings in Boulder. Life is good. Read More
2015 was the year I lost over 40 lbs and started on a serious martial arts journey. I couldn’t be happier. I’m totally fanatical about it now, and I owe a lot to the great gym I found at Tran’s Martial Arts in Boulder. The main instructor, Master Tran, is incredible in his knowledge, and supportive in his approach. With very hard work I’m hoping to earn my black belt in Muay Thai Kickboxing within the next 2 to 3 years, and be proficient in Krav Maga (an Israeli self-defense form). If you’re looking for something inspiring in your life, ... Read More
I may be another year older this coming weekend, but due to my healthy diet and serious martial arts since this time last year, I look and feel about 10 years younger. I plan on being around for decades, and am continually awestruck by how fortunate I am in my life. All my love to my family, clients, and friends. Read More
Time for my annual book review, and in 2015 I ended up reading 95 books, less than the 118 in 2014 but I also had a pretty busy year (lost 40+ lbs, started martial arts, expert in over 40 different publications, etc.). 54% were fiction 46% non-fiction. 70 of the books I rated 4 or 5 stars, so I chose well. I read 11 personal development books, 15 business, and 18 general non-fiction. My favorite fiction was probably Genesis Extinction Point #4, which doesn’t help you if you haven’t read books 1-3. It’s a dystopian view of a plague brought ... Read More
I’ve rented an entire movie theater for a pre-release of Star War VII – The Force Awakens I’ll be sending out invites within the next month, for clients and their friends/families. I think this will be a hot client event for me this year. It’s Star Wars! And before it’s in general release! Read More
If all else fails, I guess there’s always buried treasure. In 1988 a art and antiques’ dealer millionaire was diagnosed with kidney cancer and not expected to live. He planned to take a treasure chest of loot out into the wilderness to die. Then he recovered. And decided to bury the treasure instead, and write a memoir with clues to find it. No one has found it yet. Full Story – 21st Century Treasure Chest Read More
Okay, the new Star Wars comes out this December, and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be awesome. Who’s with me here? While we countdown to the new movie, here’s a list of 13 reasons the original is the greatest movie every made. 13 Reasons “Star Wars: A New Hope” is the Greatest Movie Ever Made Read More
I’m pretty proud of the fact I’ve lost 32 lbs this year, gave up all sugar, eat pretty darn good, and started Martial Arts training this January. I’m lean and mean, and your typical healthy Boulderite. However, I absolutely love White Castle. I grew up in Michigan about 2 miles from one, and whenever I visit Mom and Dad, it’s never complete without a completely disgusting night out at the Castle. Some people love In and Out Burger. Fine. But give me White Castle any day of the year. 21 Crave-Worthy Facts About White Castle Read More
A couple of years ago I started rating my books I read on www.goodreads.com. Then I realized it kept track of all of them, and without knowing it I read 73 books in 2013. So, for 2014 I thought “I’ll bet I could read 100 books if I changed a few habits around (like no TV)”. So, that’s what I did, and I’ve never felt smarter and more enriched. I ended up reading 118 books in 2014, 66 fiction and 52 non-fiction. Of the 52 non-fiction, 13 were business, 14 were personal development, and 25 miscellaneous general non-fiction. * The ... Read More
The title of this should actually be “you know you have too much money when……..” Yes, that’s right, someone paid $467 for their constipated goldfish to have surgery so it wouldn’t die. Weird. Anyway, I’d write more about this but I have to go meet a friend for some all-you-can-eat sushi…….. Surgery Cures Constipated Goldfish Read More
I’m not going to lie to you–I’m a total sucker for a cute dog video on the internet. Yeah, yeah, I know, pretty sappy eh? Every time I watch this video it makes me smile. Wouldn’t it be nice to be so lucky to have an animal or person be excited to see us like this puppy is for its owner? Gosh darn it, I just watched it again and it made me smile. Read More
Someone please buy me this beer. That is all. Sriracha Stout, A Brand New Spicy Beer from Rogue Ales Read More
I don’t know about you, but growing up I loved my Saturday morning cartoons. My favorite was Superfriends (by far), but I loved Scooby-do and other shows too. Sadly, an era has come to an end. You’ll be glad to know it ended for me 30 or 35 years ago anyway, but for kids today they no longer have a sustained time frame to veg-out in front of the TV. Sadly, they can do that vegging 24/7 with all the options to watch. The CW was the final broadcast network to program a Saturday morning block, and it aired for ... Read More
In one of the weirder things I’ve ever seen in my entire life, here is an exercise video with a Poodle-Shaped Woman Leading an Exercise Class of Standard Poodles. You know I love Standard Poodles, but this is making them all look bad. Poodle Exercise with Humans Read More
Like investment theories, there are different philosophies on the best way to hold a hamburger for maximum efficiency. Hey, I’m an efficiency fanatic and need to know these things. So, researchers spent 4 months (experts in fluid mechanics, engineering, and dentistry) to figure out the best way eat a large hamburger. It included a 3D scan of the hamburger to study how the particles interacted together. Now that I’ve teased you, click on the link to watch the 1:26 video with the answer. Most Efficient Way to Hold a Hamburger Read More
I’m like the Swiss Army Knife of Financial Advisors, in that I worry you may be asked to prepare a Fugu Fish (bursting with tetrodotoxin, a poison hundreds of times more deadly than cyanide) and not know what to do. Fortunately, you’ll have read my newsletter and will know what to do. You’re welcome. How to Prepare a Fugu Fish Read More
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