Using Betterment to Create a Travel Budget ‘Snowball’

“This heart of mine was made to travel the world.” – Mrs. Holden Alexander For my birthday one year, Mrs. Holden Alexander painted those words on some old church windows. We now have them displayed prominently in our apartment to always remind us to enjoy the present while remaining focused on the future. I believe […]

How Vivid is ‘Your’ Idea of Financial Freedom?

“I had a considerable passion to get rich, not because I wanted Ferraris – I wanted the independence. I desperately wanted it.” – Charles T. Munger Earlier this year I finished the Charlie Munger biography ‘Damn Right: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger’ by Janet Lowe. It is one of the best biographies […]

Sherwin Williams Co.: The “Cover the Earth” Crusade

I have never encountered a company with a more ambitious, world dominating slogan that Sherwin Williams Co. (SHW). Fairly aggressive for a paint and coatings company but satisfyingly appropriate. Kudos to the marketing team. Overview Despite being founded in 1866, SHW does not seem to get much coverage in investing circles. I believe much of this is attributed to the […]

Economics Experienced: A Hidden Gem from the Depression

Overview I recently finished “The Great Depression: A Diary” by Benjamin Roth. Roth was a lawyer from Youngstown, Ohio, who lived through The Great Depression. It is a fantastic first-hand look at the depression and the devastating effects that war, currency manipulation, and personal leverage had on life. The book was copied from the personal diary […]

American Outdoor Brands, Corp.: A Bet on Management

I found what I believe to be an excellent company with owner-centric management while searching for an undervalued investment idea. American Outdoor Brands, Corp. (AOBC) is the holding company for world famous brands such as Smith & Wesson, Crimson Trace, and Thompson Centerfire, among others. Now there is a chance that I lost many of you […]