The Next Year Is Going to Be Bumpy

Earnings season started off with a bang on Friday when megabank JPMorgan Chase (JPM) posted record profits and revenues for the first quarter of 2019, beating expectations. This was a great sign for investors. JPMorgan is the largest U.S. bank (based on assets) and market watchers use its quarterly report as an indicator of the economy’s health. According to JPM, the economy is thriving. Here’s what CEO Jamie Dimon had to say in a statement… Even amid some global geopolitical uncertainty, the US…

Plant Your Way to Happiness

It’s time to get your hands dirty. As the weather gets warmer, I love to go out in the garden. I typically plant some fresh vegetables and herbs like tomatoes, oregano, and basil. I also love to add a few handfuls of wildflowers in places that need a little color and calming. May is the ideal time to start planting. I’m not alone in enjoying this hobby. Gardening’s popularity has exploded in recent years. After a dip in spending in 2014, the…

How to Succeed By Really Trying

Doc’s note: The key to keeping your mind sharp is learning. But procrastination – thanks to a lot of modern distractions – keeps many of us from succeeding. In today’s essay, Whitney Tilson discusses three of the biggest distractions today, and how to stay on the path of learning and success. I wouldn’t have gotten very far in my career if I’d taken the advice in Tim Ferriss’ book, The 4-Hour Workweek. It’s one of the dumbest books I’ve ever read. It’s filled…

I Hate Doctors

You read that right… I hate doctors. They drive me nuts… Now before you fill up our e-mail with angry notes… Obviously, I don’t mean ALL doctors. I’m a doctor… After about a decade on Wall Street, I went to medical school…