I Dare You to Eat Ethiopian Food

I Dare You to Eat Ethiopian Food

I want to tell you the story of an impressive entrepreneur who owns a heck of a little restaurant named Zagol, which just moved to a convenient new location on Mira Loma and South McCarran in Reno.  This story is not about how great the food is at Zagol (which it is),...
How to Leverage Debt to Get a Free Car

How to Leverage Debt to Get a Free Car

Here is a cool financial trick: If you took out a loan with a 5.0% simple interest rate (the interest does not compound) and you were able to write off the interest as a tax deduction, you could offset the cost of your interest payments by putting the borrowed money...
Credit Scores Up, but Student Debt Soaring

Credit Scores Up, but Student Debt Soaring

A Bloomberg article published in September 2018 highlighted a positive trend: credit scores have hit a record high.  Notice the correlation between the age group of the credit holders and their score. The article says, “Demographically, the new credit score high is...
I Get It.  Investing is Hard.

I Get It. Investing is Hard.

As I continue to get smarter in my investing career, there is one thing that keeps jumping out at me.  I see it everywhere: the conferences I attend, the podcasts I listen to, the people I meet with, the books I read, and so on.  What is this one thing? Here it is:...
Affordable Housing with an Oceanfront View

Affordable Housing with an Oceanfront View

I have to hand it to this guy, Kenneth A. Capron, for thinking outside of the (housing) box.  Kenneth runs a nonprofit and is trying to get a grant to park an obsolete cruise ship in the port of Portland, Maine to provide affordable housing to people who need it. At...