Having just returned from a quick trip to Atlantic City, I am reminded of the similarities of Casino Gambling and the traits we see within a more traditional behavioral finance perspective. The phrase ‘No Action on the 6 and 8!’ comes from the game of craps. Specifically related to bets placed on the Don’t Come […]
Why I hate Personal Finance Blogs
Ahh Twitter, it will send me to an early grave. I open links and want to scratch my eyeballs out. Today’s winner was XYPlanning Network with their favorite 8 Personal Finance blogs. Obviously I clicked it to see if they put me into pole position or if someone pipped me to that. What I saw […]
My New Years Resolutions
I lay in bed last night planning out one of my next big ventures, and this morning decided that I need to write down my New Years Resolutions, as I have quite a few things that I want to achieve. I then stopped for a moment and realized that it wasn’t new years, I thought, […]
My goal is to beat the system. Everywhere. I hope you’ll join me.
I remember being told off for my negative approach to discussion. If something wasn’t quite ‘right’ I would start out with a “No, that’s different”, in fact I still do it, but eradicating this is habit is on my self improvement list. The lesson I received was to look to Comedy Improv training. In that, when […]
The Unethical Salesman?
As my frequent readers will know, I love to talk about Ethics and their interplay with established rules and laws. Today I thought to share a little more of my history, and my decision making process. Perhaps it will make you trust me less, or perhaps more and if nothing else I hope it will […]
How to win at Blackjack, and at Annuities
I’ve been known to have a punt on occasion, and when playing in casinos my favorite game was Blackjack for quite some time. Blackjack, for those of you unfamiliar with it is, is often considered to be a game of ’21’ in that the goal is to get as close to 21 without going over […]
I’m a strange one, I hope that you are too. We all have our quirks and my own sometimes surprise even me. A concept that I broached recently in my post ‘Knowledge Must Be Stolen‘ was that there is good in many different philosophies, and you can take the best of an idea and leave […]
My Response to the ‘Moustachians’ who call my spending shameful
One of my posts was recently pulled into a forum from a member of Mr Money Mustache. The site is quite well known in the ‘early retirement’ crowd as he has some legendary status as being a guy who ‘retired at 30’. I have to say, I like a lot about this guy and the […]
Alternative Accomodation Solutions for Superbowl – what you need to know
Accommodation solutions for Superbowl are some of the most novel I have witnessed. I remember back in 2005 having a much appreciated week off work when the Cruise ship I was assigned to, Holland Americas Zaandam along with its sister vessels the Volendam and Zuiderdam all decided to park up for and become floating hotels.
How much would you pay for hassle free, haggle free living?
I saw an interesting advert over the weekend from Enterprise, the Car Rental company. They are pushing their program to resell used cars in a hassle free, haggle free manner. The idea of flat rate purchasing without the need for negotiation is appealing to many people, who immediately think that they are not going to […]