When is OK Good Enough?

I had a disturbing conversation with a friend yesterday. We were talking about careers, family and even blogging. And he pointed out, as he’s done many times in the past, that I’m perpetually restless. I’m always looking for some new challenge to occupy my time. Whether it’s blogging or 1,000 other things (e.g., training for […]


200 Toddlers Rally Against Hillary Clinton’s Universal Pre-K Plan

Miami Beach, Florida (9/28/07)–Today Hillary Clinton unveiled her plan for Universal Pre-K. A $5 to $10 billion a year proposal to provide four year olds a “high-quality pre-kindergarten program,” Clinton said it was aimed at giving them a “chance to succeed and to fulfill his or her God-given potential.” What began as an uneventful speech […]


4 Reasons to Buy Berkshire Instead of a Mutual Fund, And Buffett Ain’t One Of Them!

Last week I wrote about not blowing all the money you save from frugal living. In that post I introduced “Buying the B Share,” my goal of buying a B share of Berkshire Hathaway using nothing but money I earn or save through frugal living. The B share trades at about $4,000 per share (note, […]


October 2007: The 100 Year Anniversary of a 37% Market Crash

I‘ve just finished reading The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market’s Perfect Storm, a book by Robert F. Bruner and Sean D. Carr. As somebody who enjoys reading about history and the financial markets, this book was a good read. What really struck me about the book, however, were the similarities between 1907 […]


My Best and Worst Financial Decisions

One of my goals for The Dough Roller is to get people to think about money and life in unique ways. This post is no exception. When you think of personal money management, what comes to mind? It may be saving in your 401(k), budgeting, home buying or the like. The fact is, though, that […]


Would You Cash a 35 Cent Check?

Two days ago I wouldn’t have known the answer to that question? Now I do and, I’m sorry to say, the answer for me is ‘Yes.’ Yesterday I spent 30 minutes traveling to my bank and back to cash a 35 cent check. Here’s the story and what I plan to do with my spoils. […]