Category Archives for Mastering Your Mind

Barry Ritholtz: How to Master Your Mind

I love Barry Ritholtz. I had the great fortune to meet and spend some time with him at the recent Agora Financial conference, and to get to know him a bit over dinner and drinks at the Vancouver Art Museum. He’s a very smart guy, CEO and Director of Equity Research at Fusion IQ (an… Continue reading

QnA Friday: Gold, Investor Psychology, When to Sell, Fear

Happy long weekend grasshopper! I’ll make my intro short and sweet for once, as here in the U.S. we are embarking on a three-day holiday weekend and I don’t want to come between you and your BBQ fun! Let’s jump right in… First, Maile asks, Last week (July 23 – 27), I purchased more gold… Continue reading

QnA Friday: Kung Fu Superstar

It is great to be back home for a few weeks before my next adventure (that would be the upcoming Casey Conference in lovely Carlsbad, CA… I hope to see you there!).   🙂 You may have noticed a change in my posting schedule recently…I used to post faithfully every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and… Continue reading

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their latest batch of lies, excuse me, statistics, stating that the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in July on a seasonally adjusted basis and over the last 12 months, the index increased only 1.4% before seasonal adjustment. (Here is a link to Continue reading

Welcome to the Hotel California

Happy Friday! I’ve spent much of my day today sorting out the next two weeks of my life…stay in Michigan, or head back to California? Originally we had planned to stay here in Michigan until the very end of August, but home is calling, I have much to do for you here at Kung Fu Continue reading

QnA Friday: The Most Important Currency In the World

Happy Friday, Dear Grasshopper! I’m feeling thoughtful today (go figure), and it’s been ages since I’ve quoted my man Bruce (shame on me), so I want to start today’s missive with an observation on arguably the very best and most expensive currency in the entire world, including (gasp!) gold itself… Time. “To spend time is… Continue reading

Making Friends With Your Financial Fears

Today I’m proud to provide you with a guest post from Kung Fu Finance subscriber (and personal hero of mine!), Mark Ford. If you don’t know Mark, you should…he is an amazing and gifted entrepreneur and writer and knows a lot about building wealth (he’s a multimillionaire). Mark is the editor of The Palm Beach Continue reading

QnA Friday: Let’s Get Physical

I’ve got to be the cheesiest person alive today, but I can’t help it. I’m sitting here thinking of all of the ways I can introduce today’s topic (you’ve probably guessed it… physical gold and silver), and all I can think of is the cheesiest song in the world (with apologies to all of my… Continue reading

Is It “Realistic” To Achieve Financial Independence?

You bet it is! And it’s time to declare your own Independence Day. It’s a holiday week here in the U.S., and everyone is talking about “Independence Day”. I am, too…but as usual, probably a little differently than everyone else.   🙂 That’s right…instead of droning on about the fourth of July (although I might get… Continue reading

QnA Friday: All About Gold, KFF Goes Mobile

“There’s a lady who’s sure, all that glitters is gold…” — Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven My apologies in advance if you can’t get that song out of your head for the rest of the weekend…   🙂 It’s been in mine all day while I’ve written the answers to today’s QnA, which is appropriately entitled,… Continue reading