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the money man

the money man

November 5th, 2015

Buying a new vehicle

By TOM JACOBS

You can’t escape death, taxes, or—sooner or later—buying a car or truck. Whether buying or leasing, new or used, it’s a bewildering world. Today, let’s stick to buying a new car and a few things learned from mistakes.

The key to paying no more than you want …

dick decent – national parks

dick decent – national parks

November 5th, 2015

correspondence

correspondence

November 5th, 2015

Editor:

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church Bazaar/Finance Committee extends our grateful appreciation to the following groups and individuals that helped make the parish’s 2015 Fall Festival and Dance on October 24 and 25 a success.

We are grateful to the citizens of Alpine, Fort Davis, Marathon, and Marfa and elsewhere that attended. We …

AutoZone: You don’t need to buy hot stocks

AutoZone: You don’t need to buy hot stocks

October 29th, 2015

By TOM JACOBS

Your friendly local AutoZone profited investors 3,200%–31 times their money–in 15 years. Criminy! This is very rare, but it’s a great story to learn from.

A wealthy investor, Edward S. Lampert, gained control of AutoZone beginning in the late 1990s. He pushed the company to only add new stores where they …

golliver – number 2

golliver – number 2

October 29th, 2015

An ascot, medicine, tagalog, and fire

An ascot, medicine, tagalog, and fire

October 29th, 2015

The Rambling Boy wearing his Singapore ascot.

By LONN TAYLOR

For the past few days I have been wearing a handsome red ascot with white polka dots around my neck. The label sewn into one corner of it tells me that I bought it at Whiteaway Laidlaw in Singapore. That would have …

correspondence

correspondence

October 29th, 2015

Gentlepeople,

We are now being informed through research that cell phone use has a negative consequence on the development of empathy in our children. Our culture is creating men without empathy.

We also know that our over populated, technologically driven world acts in contradiction to our need to have control of our lives.  Daily, …

In the AutoZone, Part II: the plot thickens

In the AutoZone, Part II: the plot thickens

October 22nd, 2015

By TOM JACOBS

This week we follow our hero, AutoZone, as it creates massive investing profits through some sensible, clear, and little-known methods. We know from Part I that AutoZone’s controlling shareholder, Edward S. Lampert, worked with the company to expand only where it could earn good money. Then he nudged AutoZone to take …

dick decent – haircut

dick decent – haircut

October 22nd, 2015

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