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6 Shark Tank mistakes that kill deals

For the past 10 years I've been watching "Shark Tank." Along with The Profit, it's one of my favorite shows. I've even tried to watch some of the international versions (which are unwatchable.) After 10 years of episodes and together with my experiences as an investor and startup advisor, judge...

For the past 10 years I’ve been watching “Shark Tank.” Along with The Profit, it’s one of my favorite shows. I’ve even tried to watch some of the international versions (which are unwatchable.) After 10 years of episodes and together with my experiences as an investor and startup advisor, judge of business plan competitions and my own entrepreneur experiences since...

VTSAX conquers all: The case for investing in low-cost index funds

In previous articles I've covered why it's so difficult for people to beat the market. How Warren Buffett is an anomaly and how it's so hard to beat the market that only 5% of fund managers manage to do it. Far fewer individual investors can do it and why this is...

In previous articles I’ve covered why it’s so difficult for people to beat the market. How Warren Buffett is an anomaly and how it’s so hard to beat the market that only 5% of fund managers manage to do it. Far fewer individual investors can do it and why this is one reason I don’t use a financial planner. So why is it so tough to beat the market and what should we do to...

Is it investing or is it tarot card reading?

When the subject of investing comes up for discussion in social circles it's usually the exciting stuff: day trading, crypto currencies, house flipping and technical analysis (reading charts). It's the stuff that's fun to talk about with friends. To trade stories about how you put money into Bitcoin and a...

When the subject of investing comes up for discussion in social circles it’s usually the exciting stuff: day trading, crypto currencies, house flipping and technical analysis (reading charts). It’s the stuff that’s fun to talk about with friends. To trade stories about how you put money into Bitcoin and a week later sold it for double.  Or how you found a stock that was about to...

There’s only one Warren Buffett (and it ain’t you)

An excited friend sits down to tell me about this new stock trading platform founded by a Wall Street hot-shot. While working at a Wall Street investment firm this genius created an incredible algorithm that is able to picks stocks. It's so advanced it can predict when a stock will...

An excited friend sits down to tell me about this new stock trading platform founded by a Wall Street hot-shot. While working at a Wall Street investment firm this genius created an incredible algorithm that is able to picks stocks. It’s so advanced it can predict when a stock will go up and when it will go down. It was so successful that he left Wall Street and started his own company. Now...

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