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Can Money Buy Happiness?

Author: Russell Holcombe
A sign outside a shop that says 'Dead peoples things for sale'

Yes, but not in the ways that most people think. When someone experiences a liquidity event, it is often accompanied with visions of a new home, new car, redecorating the house, a new pool in the...

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Big Data Must Die

Author: Russell Holcombe
an old cart

On our annual ski trip, we decided to ride the California Zephyr, which cuts an unimaginable path through the Rockies.  We arrived at the terminal in Denver at 7 am to check our bags and were...

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How much will my 401(k) pay per month?

Author: Russell Holcombe
sign that says Retirement Ahead

I have written about retirement before, even arguing “Don’t save for retirement” at times to make the point that saving for retirement is not about building a certain amount of net worth on...

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How many millionaires in Georgia?

Author: Russell Holcombe
How many millions

The list below (Source: WSJ / Phoenix Marketing International) shows the number of households with at least $1 million to invest per state.  According to the table there are 163,144 millionaires in...

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Looking for Investment Advice?

Author: Russell Holcombe

A policeman sees a drunk searching for something under a streetlight and asks what he has lost. The man answers he has lost his keys and they both look under the streetlight together. After a few...

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The cost of changing the taillight bulb

Author: Russell Holcombe
Screw driver

I was trying to change the taillight bulb in my car this weekend and realized that the head of the screw matched nothing in my toolkit.  The dealership requested $185 to replace the bulb, a price I...

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Are You A Freak?

Author: Russell Holcombe
arm wrestler with large arm

Matthias Schlitte is probably a name that does not sit on the tip on anyone’s tongue. That is, unless you are a professional arm wrestler. Matthias did something most of us would find freakish. In...

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One Prisoner, One Rope…

Author: Russell Holcombe

A prisoner serving a life sentence desperately wants to escape. A simple sunrise is torture. But then one morning he finds a rope in his cell. The problem is, it’s only half the length he needs to...

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How could a mother have no instincts?

Author: Russell Holcombe

What would you think about a mother who failed to protect her newborn child 99% of the time? Would you even call her a mother? This title brings with it the connotation of protection, care, and...

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