Category Archives: Personal Finance

My Start in Options Trading

December 26th, 2021

CNBC’s Yun Li reports, “A record of 39 million options contracts have traded daily on average this year, rising 35% from 2020, according to Options Clearing Corp.” After nearly twenty years of opening a brokerage account and managing a stock portfolio, I completed an options course offered by TD Ameritrade and contributed to this year’s […]

Let the (Casino) Chips Fall Where They May

March 25th, 2020

It has been more than 10 years since the Great Recession.

Dell XPS 13 7390

November 8th, 2019

As the holiday season nears, a new laptop for developing skills and personal projects is worth considering. The Dell XPS 13 7390, with an Intel® Core™ i7-10710U processor, is really enticing. Windows 10 Pro, an M.2 PCIe NVMe SDD, and non-touch display are motivating as well. As with other big purchases, a decision will require […]

250,000 Miles

September 14th, 2019

My 2004 Honda Civic LX Sedan reached 250,000 mileson August 29, 2019.

The Intelligent Investor

August 31st, 2017

Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor motivated changes to my personal investment operation. My copy of the book was published around 2006 and contains Jason Zweig’s commentary relating Graham’s observations about the stock market to the then recent dot-com crash. Having had some exposure to the dot-com crash and being an active participant in securities markets […]