I live in Montecito, CA. It’s a small beach town of about 5 thousand people at the southernmost part of Santa Barbara. I moved here from Chicago in 2017 and started living here as a renter. One thing I learned over the years is that whenever I move to a new area, I always end […]
I don’t know about you but my kids are about to head back to school. In this spirit of that, I thought it might be nice for us to get back to basics as well. For the next few weeks, I will be releasing at least one podcast that involves the basics of personal finance […]
I have a medical degree and am a former board-certified surgeon. Yet that is not my identity. My identity is that of an entrepreneur and investor. This is an identify for which I did not go to school. Without trying to sound dramatic, I was born this way. I think it’s a genetic thing. You […]
It turns out that the conversation about getting out of fossil fuels and into green energy is a lot more complicated than just energy. Of course “black gold” has literally fueled our society into its wealthiest state since the beginning of man. No one argues that. But there is a clear movement globally to try […]
It has been a tough year for real investors. Inflation and interest rates have created distress and uncertainty. But let me remind you of a few things. Investing isn’t for the faint-hearted. EVERYONE loses at some point. The idea that you can always win is a fallacy. Of course everyone would agree with that statement […]
I was in high school when the Berlin Wall came down. The ensuing decade was really like no other I have experienced in my life. It was the 1990s. There was no more cold war. Decades of fear of nuclear annihilation vanished into thin air. And 9/11 had not yet happened so we did not […]
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