“Have a financial plan, but realize the most important part of that plan is planning on the plan not going as planned.” I found this nugget of wisdom recently shared by Morgan Housel to be all too applicable to a current situation in my life. Let me begin by confirming Morgan is on the money… [Read More] Your Plan vs. Reality
In late 2015, I enrolled in the Financial Planning Certificate Program at Farleigh Dickinson University. My ultimate goal is to become a CFP professional, and fulfilling the education requirement is the first step. Farleigh Dickinson University offers a six course, 270-hour program. It’s the largest and oldest New Jersey based program registered with the CFP… [Read More] Fulfilling the CFP Education Requirement: Course One Review
At this point, I’m going to assume you’ve seen the Youtube video titled, “David After Dentist”. The thing was an Internet sensation a few years ago. Towards the end of this hilarious video, David (under the effects of some heavy drugs after a dental procedure) wonders aloud, “Why is this happening to me? Is this going… [Read More] Is This Going to Be Forever?
Let me preface this post by saying that if you’re not in Patrick O’Shaughnessy’s book club, you’re missing out on some great recommendations from an incredibly smart person. One book Patrick recommended this month, that I will absolutely be reading sometime soon, is How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of… [Read More] Focus on Process Over Goals
An exchange I had with Ben Carlson on Twitter last week sets the table to share the most important investing lesson I learned in 2015: @awealthofcs one of the biggest things I’ve learned from your writing and @michaelbatnick‘s is that all of those work in their own way. — Brendan Mullooly (@BrendanMullooly) December 18, 2015… [Read More] The Most Important Lesson I Learned This Year
Remember how cool the home run race was back in 1998? Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire both broke Roger Maris’s single season record of 61 homers in a season. It was pretty easy to get swept up in this exciting story line, and it was fun too. It was a home run hitter’s game, and… [Read More] Reaching for Yield and Baseball’s Steroid Era