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Q&A III: Vamos

  Vamos An original painting by Alex Ferrar On display at his restaurant Sobremesa, Antigua, Guatemala Welcome to the third in this series of posts featuring questions and answers from the comments that have accumulated during my recent travels. As with the first two, it is named after the featured painting above. As described in the last two […]

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Q&A II: Salamat

Salamat An original painting by Alex Ferrar On display at his restaurant Sobremesa, Antigua, Guatemala Welcome to the second in this series of posts featuring questions and answers from the comments that have accumulated during my recent travels. As before, the post is named after the featured painting above. As described in the last post, Q&A, traveling […]

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Q&A I: Gaijin Shogun

Gaijin Shogun An original painting by Alex Ferrar On display at his restaurant Sobremesa, Antigua, Guatemala Traveling without a computer, as I do, provides a wonderful break from the relentless onslaught of non-stop connectivity that is the mark of our modern world. For a brief few weeks it gives me the chance to return to […]

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Top 10 posts

With any luck at all, by the time you read this I should be sitting in the cafe in Antigua that affords this view Since I’ve learned how to schedule posts to publish automatically (at least I think I have), I thought I’d put this one together to appear while I’m gone. Maybe it will give […]

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Cafe No Se

So I am here in Antigua, Guatemala hanging out in one of my favorite dives, Travel Menu, drinking beer and eating some awesome food and talking to my new pal Lito. The talk turns, as talk will do, to other worthy dives here in town and he asks if I’ve made it to Cafe No […]

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Chautauqua 2014 preview, closing up for travel and other random cool things that caught my eye of late.

Hacienda Cusín Well, I’ll be back in Ecuador this summer and the coolest part of that trip is going to be the same as last time: Chautauqua 2014!! We all had a blast last year and the finishing touches are now being put on Chautauqua 2014. The biggest news is that this year there will […]

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Case Study #9: Lars — maximizing some good fortune and considering “dollar cost averaging”

When I was first out of college and back in Chicago, it took me two years to find my first professional job. I filled the time trying and failing to launch an advertising agency and working for a landscaper. The first gave me something to put on my resume, the second put some much-needed money […]

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Case Study #8: Ron’s mother – she’s doin’ all right!

Yesterday I got a call from a good friend from whom I haven’t heard in a while. He’s a fan of the blog and, after a bit, he gently chided me for the infrequency of posts lately. It is always nice for a writer to hear readers complaining that there should be more. Of course, […]

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roundup: Some random cool things

It’s Better in the Wind Guest posts I’ve done lately: Retire Early Lifestyle: Esperando un Camino and Why Your House is a Terrible Investment And an interview: A man with F-you money How Warren Buffett got his start.  How state taxes influence where people choose to live. Strange Houses Cliffs of Dover 29 more scientific facts […]

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Stocks — Part XXI: Investing With Vanguard For Europeans

Who knew? Certainly not I. This all started when I wrote a series of letters to my daughter about financial stuff I felt was important for her to understand. Stuff she wasn’t yet ready to or interested in hearing. (I’m still waiting, Sweetie.) I mentioned this to a couple of friends and, at their request, […]

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