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  • A 27-year-old with $181,000 in the bank explains the simple calculation that keeps him from overspending
    Business
    Business Insideryesterday

    A 27-year-old with $181,000 in the bank explains the simple calculation that keeps him from overspending

    At just 27 years old, the blogger behind the Money Wizard — who goes by the pen name Sean online — has banked more than $181,000. "Probably what's most driving me [to retire early] — I just want freedom," he told Business Insider. Ultimately, Sean's philosophy for building wealth is based on calculating the value of his time, in dollars.

  • Buffett partner Charlie Munger says Al Gore is ‘an idiot’ but became rich with this strategy
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    CNBCyesterday

    Buffett partner Charlie Munger says Al Gore is ‘an idiot’ but became rich with this strategy

    Warren Buffett's top lieutenant, Charlie Munger, told a small group of investors that the simple strategy of buying only service company stocks made former Vice President Al Gore very wealthy. "Al Gore has come into you fellas business. Hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson in one of his email newsletters pointed to the YouTube videos of Munger's informal question-and-answer session held after the Journal meeting, and other investors have confirmed the subject matter of the talk.

  • Could Walmart Buy Costco to Take on Amazon? Well ...
    Business
    The Street3 hours ago

    Could Walmart Buy Costco to Take on Amazon? Well ...

    I heard a rumor out there that Walmart (WMT) might consider acquiring Costco (COST) to offset the Amazon (AMZN) buyout of Whole Foods (WFM) . Just a rumor. However, even if this turned out to be true, these would not be the same type of deals. First, Costco is near all-time highs, where savvy buyers, of which Walmart is among the savviest, don't buy. Savvy buyers like to buy assets, and everything else, near lows, and sell them near highs. Amazon didn't agree to buy Whole Foods at its all-time high, near $60, in 2013. They waited until no one appreciated the asset, and after a 50% crash, they made their offer. No, Amazon isn't getting Whole Foods at that extreme discount, but they will get it