What is Sustainable?

I’ve been talking about Sustainable Investing recently and keep getting blank looks. What really is Sustainable Investing? At its core, it is a way to manage risk in your investments. It is easier to understand this by looking at the risks we face in our lives and...

The Easy Button

People ask sometimes, what’s the number one thing I should be doing with my finances?  When it’s time to pull out my “Easy” button for finances, it points right to “Save More Money.” Your future self will thank you. Now there are all sorts of complicated things in...

Taking Care of the Goose

Remember Jack and the Beanstalk? Jack climbs the beanstalk, discovers the goose that lays the golden eggs, steals the goose, and escapes from the Giant who owns the goose. I bring this up because I think of companies a bit like organizations that manage geese. Each...

Looking Back in Time

I just got back from a trip to the Czech Republic. Prague, the capital, is a beautiful city and a big tourist attraction. I was last there 29 years ago, just a year after the people of the country threw off one-party communist rule and became democratic for the first...

The Game of College

This spring I found myself on beautiful college campuses going on tours with my two high school aged kids. The tour guides are invariably interesting and happy. They all want you to know why their school is the best. The campuses are beautiful, the food gourmet, and...