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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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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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Danger in Perfection

Author: Russell Holcombe

Trey Junkin, center for the New York Giants, fumbled the snap making an easy field goal impossible for the kicker, which cost his team the 2003 NFC championship – and maybe the Super Bowl.  ...

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Shooting a Fly with a Shotgun

Author: Russell Holcombe

Once success happens you can no longer say, “I will continue my life now as it was before.” Tennessee Williams in his masterpiece, “The Catastrophe of Success,” lays out a manifesto for the...

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Money Management In One Lesson

Author: Russell Holcombe

In the classic book, Economics in One Lesson, Henry Hazlitt argues a lucid point. In the absence of strong voices bold enough to contradict bad theory, bad theory eventually argues against itself....

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Financial Physics – Part I

Author: Russell Holcombe

If you’ve never heard of financial physics, no worries, it’s just like regular physics. There are fundamental laws of cash flow that apply to every situation. It does not matter if you...

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Know Your Finish Line

Author: Russell Holcombe

Once you’re wealthy, is there ever a reason to become unwealthy again? According to Datamonitor, millionaires in the U.S. lost $1.2 trillion in portfolio value of assets between 2007 and 2009....

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Playing Soccer on a Live Minefield

Author: Russell Holcombe

The chase for yield is dangerous.  Many people who didn’t plan properly are hurting because low interest rates were the one thing that breaks every financial plan. Low interest rates and deflation...

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