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The Importance of the Side Hustle

Adam Business, Personal Finance 14 Comments

I’ve been a bit MIA from the blogosphere lately. The month’s worth of content I had written ahead of time has dwindled to about zero, my comments, guest posts, and what not have been on a very low level. Have I given up on the blog? Absolutely not! Rather I’ve been working on my 2nd side hustle. One that is very different …

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Dumpster Diving for Fun and Profit

Adam Business, Economy, Random, Side Hustle 4 Comments

I recently read a Wired profile on Matt Malone. This guy is not your typical dumpster diver. He’s highly educated and makes a six figure salary.  Apparently Best Buy’s, Office Depot’s and other big boxes are incredibly wasteful and just toss out tons of perfect (or near perfect) condition items of all shapes, sizes and values.  “If he were to …

What I learned from 50th Anniversary Berkshire Hathaway Letter

Adam Business, Investing 8 Comments

One of my favorite annual publications came out today, the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter! Yet again Berkshire had a killer year. Berkshire’s gain in net worth during 2014 was $18.3 billion, which increased the per-share book value of both our Class A and Class B stock by 8.3%. Over the last 50 years (that is, since present management took …

Pappas Bros

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I love when you find a phenomenal family business story. Even better when its multi-generational. You know a family is doing something right when they manage to not only build their own little empire, but the whole family stays involved long after they don’t need the money. It starts in 1897, when H.D. Pappas immigrated to America from Greece. He …

Texas to Allow Crowd Funding for Real Estate

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An interesting way to invest that I’d not heard of before popped up on my radar today (thanks to Swamplot) Per Silicon Hills New, That makes Texas the 13th state, and the largest to date, to adopt its own equity-based crowdfunding rules in advance of the U.S. SEC’s expected national rules. The JOBS Act of 2012 authorized the SEC to create new …