The Dimensional Approach

The Dimensional Approach

Over the last 20+ years in the financial advising business, I have altered my portfolio construction techniques a number of times. These changes were quite drastic in the beginning and they have become minor tweaks in the past 5 or so years. In my first year I...
INVESTING IS A LOT LIKE POWDER SKIING

INVESTING IS A LOT LIKE POWDER SKIING

As I settle back into the office after seeking the fresh deep powder turns of British Columbia for 4 days with my wife (and favorite ski partner), I get to reminisce about how absolutely lucky we were this year. We had 4 days of incredible cold deep continuous powder....
To the Hard Worker Belongs the Spoils!

To the Hard Worker Belongs the Spoils!

Whether you like it or not, life isn’t fair. Eric Hoover lays this issue bare in a recent article in the NY Times, What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything). This same principal applies to many of the goals you set for yourself in life. If you want to “get in,”...
Happiness is A Carpool that Works.

Happiness is A Carpool that Works.

If “commute time” is such a large factor in our reported happiness, then carpools should be an absolute no-brainer. However, this year some of my kids’ activities have gone till 11 at night! Arguably the most stressful thing in our lives has become getting them to and...
Dungeons & Dragons Then and Now

Dungeons & Dragons Then and Now

This fantastic New Yorker article, The Uncanny Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons, came out literally a week after my son’s 13th birthday where he hosted a Dungeons and Dragons party at our house for 5 of his best friends. I’ve played D&D since I was ten. I...
A Father Chokes Down His Own Medicine

A Father Chokes Down His Own Medicine

Last night was rough on my son, Eli. He had a lot of homework and he forgot to do his job. He is 12 and has been working a very part-time gig for a couple years. He opens and closes the neighborhood pool: covering it at night, uncovering it in the morning, sweeping...