What Losing $250,000 Taught Me — Part 3

What Losing $250,000 Taught Me — Part 3

Enjoy the conclusion to my three-part saga about how I lost $250,000 in a winner-of-an-investment gone bad. If you have already read the first two parts of this story (be sure to read parts 1 and 2 before continuing with part 3).

What Losing $250,000 Taught Me — Part 2

What Losing $250,000 Taught Me — Part 2

No one in their right mind enjoys feeling like they’ve been duped — or, worse yet, actually being duped. But, I’m here to tell you that it happens to the best of us, sometimes even after doing our due diligence and checking all the right boxes. This is the second article in a 3-part series in which I share my experiences and invaluable lessons learned as a result of having invested in a seemingly-profitable, winner-of-an-investment-deal gone bad.

What Losing $250,000 Taught Me — Part 1

What Losing $250,000 Taught Me — Part 1

Whenever I speak at an event, I often include the story of how I lost a big chunk of money in a bad investment. Why do I share this, when it could potentially cause people to doubt my judgement and skill as an investor?

Why We Should Rip the Band-Aid Off Now

Why We Should Rip the Band-Aid Off Now

The way I am thinking about the coronavirus today is a complete 180 from what I thought earlier this week. I now feel like the coronavirus is a ticking time bomb that, depending on how quickly we act, can either have a greatly reduced negative impact or turn into a massive, tragic bomb for all of us.

How the Coronavirus May Affect Our Investments

How the Coronavirus May Affect Our Investments

Some of you have contacted us asking about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) may affect our investments. Although we have never dealt with an issue like this, the good news is that we expect our exposure to be limited.

Greg Recommends: Betting On Zero

Greg Recommends: Betting On Zero

What do you get when you take a super successful, multi-level marketing company that is traded on the public stock exchange and pit it against an equally successful hedge fund manager?

How To Open A Closed Mind

How To Open A Closed Mind

I was having a debate about global warming with a friend of mine that didn’t go so well for either of us. By the end, neither one of us ever convinced the other of our point of view ― but why?

What’s the Best Thing that Happened to You Today?

What’s the Best Thing that Happened to You Today?

Read the eight statements below and tell me they aren’t good news:

• The U.S. is experiencing its longest economic expansion on record, besting the period from 1991 to 2001. (CNBC)

• The decade-long U.S. economic expansion has generated 20 million jobs. (New York Times)

Someone Has to Make Sure the Dirt is Cleaned

Someone Has to Make Sure the Dirt is Cleaned

Here’s one of my favorite pictures of my youngest son, Dexter, playing t-ball when he was about 5 years old — he's the one in the pitcher’s position.  This picture, which was taken between batters hitting off the tee, is special because the second baseman is in...

Like Crawling On Broken Glass

Like Crawling On Broken Glass

I was having lunch the other day with one of my super successful and affluent friends and she astounded me with one of her comments. She said she doesn’t even like to open her investment statements when she gets them in the mail.

There Might Be $700 Under Your Couch Cushions

There Might Be $700 Under Your Couch Cushions

Back in 2012, I shared a website where I discovered $700 of my own unclaimed money that I had somehow missed. Out of curiosity, I asked everyone who used this Nevada website to anonymously share how much money they recovered through the same process and people reported a whopping total of $16,921 from the Nevada State Treasurers office. Not bad.