Whether sailing or stock market: Keep your eye on the horizon and don’t chase the compass

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Jaska’s teakwood deck pitched and plunged beneath my feet, shaking my sense of balance at its foundation. As of one hour ago, I was no longer on solid ground. The bow of the 53-foot sloop dipped sharply to starboard, shearing … Continue reading

Henry David Thoreau for President? (Being dead notwithstanding)

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Thoreau was a smart guy (with, admittedly, odd facial hair). Here are his thoughts on household finances, and they might be worth considering for the U.S. national finances as well – just think nation instead of house.  When I consider … Continue reading