Friday, December 25, 2015

We laugh at winter in Charlotte!

I wore shorts and a t-shirt to walk Simmie today. It was 71 and I think I got a little sunburn.

To escape this Dec. 25 heatwave, Robbie and I went to see The Big Short. It was quite an entertaining -- and sobering -- look at what caused the 2007-09 financial crisis.

The most sobering part was the warning that it could easily happen again. Time for me to sell everything, stick all the cash in a big pickle jar and bury it in somebody else's backyard.

(What? You think I want people digging up MY backyard?)


  1. Mike,

    Was a loyal reader when you were in the Chicago area, but didn't know what happened to you when your career ended here. I came across your name today on a spreadsheet of the HOF public ballots (liked your picks, BTW). Glad to see you are doing well and I will look forward to reading your future blog posts!

    1. Hi Mike. Thanks for the kind words.

      I don't update my blog very often because I don't love writing for free. But every once in awhile I get the bug, so do check back. If you like to read personal finance stuff, I am a regular contributor to a major Web site called