Author: root

My Grand-Aunt’s Mailbox Money from ExxonMobil

While helping a 92-year-old relative with her estate planning last week, I discovered that she receives dividend checks from ExxonMobil mailed to her every quarter. I also discovered she was an ear…

Stupidity, Humility, and Stock Picking

XCKD’s latest comic is about stock picking and the efficient market hypothesis: The hidden hover text goes on – On the news a few days later: “Buzz is building around the so-calle…

Prudential Instagram Ads For Early Retirement

I had no idea @prudential existed until today (and this post is not sponsored by them in any way) but apparently they have a series of Instagram-specific ads targeting younger workers. They even ha…

Which Car Models Do Owners Keep Forever?

Used car website iSeeCars.com commissioned a study of over 350,000 cars from the 1981-2004 model years to determine which Cars People Keep the Longest. Here are the Top 15 vehicles ranked by how ma…