I’m a surgeon—a retired surgeon. I started out in neurosurgery. Then, after a couple years, I fled to a specialty where I could operate on the head and neck without the brain. I loved neuroscience, but found the brain, itself, to be a pain in the ass. When the brain gets injured, you can’t wait […]
As you know, I have been on a kick to challenge myself to learn more about things that I don’t know about and to challenge my personal investing dogmas. Recently, you saw me come out of the proverbial gold closet and proclaim that I don’t see the point of owning physical gold. You can hedge […]
If I hadn’t listened to Peter Schiff, I would have made gobs and gobs of money in the past few years. Now, don’t get me wrong. I like listening to Peter Schiff’s podcast. He is a very smart guy. In fact, he predicted the financial meltdown of 2008. It would be even more impressive if […]
Bitcoin and Blockchain are not dead. In fact, if you look at the history of bitcoin itself you see that it seems to have a feline propensity for multiple lives. After being battered and beaten up so many times, why is bitcoin not dead? I am reminded of a movie that I recently watched with […]
If I have given you the impression that my life since leaving surgical training has been all ups and no downs, I have unintentionally misled you. The first business I started which was an owner operated medical business did well quickly its true. It allowed me to start investing in real estate. But that first […]
It’s so strange to think of the way our politics have evolved even in my lifetime. The first president I remember (barely) is Jimmy Carter. Most of grade school for me were the Reagan years. After a bumpy start, the 1980s became the roaring 80s. It was a decade remembered for wealth and excess. Remember Wall […]
Changing your personal financial belief system is like changing religions. Think about it. Maybe you grew up Christian or Jewish. Whether you practice or not, you have some pretty established beliefs. That’s why it’s not that common for people to convert from one religion to another. Maybe that’s an extreme example but there is a […]
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