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Our Favorite Theories, Principles and Laws Named After Famous Thinkers

What Can We Learn From Eponymous Laws?

Aug 13, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 9 mins to read)

This week we decided to have some fun by exploring our favorite eponymous laws, theories and principles and how they fit into the world of investing. This is a list I’ve been wanting to write for a while, at least since I discovered Sayre’s law two years ago. The fantastic thing about these observed laws is that they are based on real people’s experiences, cultivated over a lifetime of work and...

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Steps To Prepare The Next Generation For Wealth

Jul 30, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

Wealthy families often find themselves debating how to best approach the subject of family wealth with their children. The hesitation tends to center around how to share information about wealth while maintaining motivation and instilling the values of hard work and responsibility. What's the right age? What's the right level of detail? Where should you start? Here are steps you can take right ...

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A History Lesson from Ray Dalio

A look into the past investment decades and where we are today

Jul 24, 2019 - John Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

Ray Dalio published his “Paradigm Shifts” on July 17. I recommend it for any investor who wants an intelligent, dispassionate history of investing broken down by decade. Ray Dalio and Bridgewater, the hedge fund he founded, have the money and the track record to back up his assertions. Is another paradigm shift happening now? What does Ray Dalio have to say about paradigms? Dalio says that “u...

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The Just-In-Time Economy

Jul 10, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

In recent weeks we’ve been writing about productivity and what it means for the economy and market performance. One key ingredient in productivity for many firms is the just-in-time production model. Some forward-thinking people believe that just-in-time businesses will smooth out or even eventually eliminate recessions. They have a good point. Just in time – the practice of optimally deliverin...

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Our Favorite Tools For Personal Payments and Cash Flow

The Latest Providers We Use To Make Payments Easy, Modern and Painless

May 28, 2019 - John Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

When it comes to paying for goods and services you have many choices these days. The least attractive (besides the quickly disappearing handwritten check) is physical cash, even for small purchases. Over time it has simply become easier to make purchases without paper or coins. In the post-cash era, new payment providers and startups are fighting to gain users and credibility. That means lots o...

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Ten Tips for College 2019

May 8, 2019 - John Osbon ( 11 mins to read)

Guest Post This week's post is guest authored by Dana, an engineer and former US Army Officer, and a close friend of Osbon Capital Management. My spouse and I applied to college in pre-internet days. We now realize how much times have changed! With our oldest child a high school senior this year, and with two others on deck, we had to come up to speed on “College 2019.” Here are ten lessons ...

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How Much Financial Pressure Are You Putting On Yourself?

Apr 30, 2019 - John Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

Warren Buffet says, “Don’t risk what you already have for what you don’t need.” Like most sage remarks, this seems so obvious, but has big implications for how we live and make decisions. When we overreach financially, we open the possibility of going backward instead of forward and experiencing much more stress and uncertainty than necessary. Is this happening to you? What are the signs and wh...

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The Devil’s Financial Dictionary

Apr 15, 2019 - John Osbon ( 7 mins to read)

Long time financial writer Jason Zweig published The Devil’s Financial Dictionary in 2015. The book is both factual and lighthearted. It’s easy to see our personal weaknesses in Zweig’s Dictionary. He says that the definitions are “mostly true.” He also uses a red dollar sign to flag things that may not be technically true, but still say something about the industry. I have been reading the Dic...

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Avoid the Situations that Lead to Investment Mistakes

Apr 3, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 6 mins to read)

Why do people sometimes make bad decisions? Even smart, open-minded, thoughtful people can and do make poor choices. But why? This article is inspired by a conversation between two of my favorite thinkers, Shane Parish of Farnam Street and Adam Robinson, founder of the Princeton Review. Their research identifies situations where we are prone to mistakes and poor judgment — specific circumstance...

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