My Kids Said the Darndest Things

My Kids Said the Darndest Things

Remember the show “Kids Say the Darndest Things” with Art Linkletter?  That always got me and the family laughing.  I caught and recorded plenty of funny lines spoken by my own kids.

Start Them Early

Start Them Early

It’s indisputable: children are the future. If we don’t teach our youngest how to earn, save, and invest money, our future (and theirs!) could be in a boatload of trouble. What are you doing to help teach your kids, grandkids, or even great-grandkids about money?

Volatility Robs Your Portfolio

Volatility Robs Your Portfolio

A common way that investors attempt to protect their capital from the whims of equity markets is to allocate some of their money to alternative investments.

I Will Give You a Million Dollars

I Will Give You a Million Dollars

If I offered you a million dollars today, what would you say? Here are your choices:
1) Sure, I’ll take that one million dollars today!
2) I’d prefer a shiny penny that will double in value for 31 days.

A Free Society Can Respond to the Coronavirus

A Free Society Can Respond to the Coronavirus

Here in the United States, most places have been closed for about a month and a half to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (We wrote about some of the science behind “flattening the curve” when the outbreak began to worsen.)

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...

How the Economic Machine Works

How the Economic Machine Works

I recently shared this video called “How the Economic Machine Works” with the Hughes Private Capital team. I think this concept is so important in what we do as a company that I would be remiss if anyone on the team didn’t understand it.

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.