publishing rights

Celebrities Like Hillary Clinton Need to Stop Selling Their Publishing Rights

Hillary Clinton’s book about her failed 2016 presidential campaign is being published by Simon & Schuster.  The exact amount of her book advance has not been disclosed, but it is likely in the $20-30 million range.  Barack and Michelle Obama sold their publishing rights for a combined $65 million.  With a book advance, you get…

burial plots

Are Burial Plots Going to Become Worthless?

More people now get cremated in the U.S. than buried.  This is compared to 1980 when less than 10% of dead people in the U.S. were cremated.  The reasons include much lower cost, more religious acceptance of cremation, and a more mobile population that are more likely to move away from a hometown family burial plot….


Free Electricity Leads to Bitcoin Mining Boom

Me Maduro, Me Stupid! Source: Flickr user DonkeyHotey Nicolás Maduro is a dictator that has destroyed Venezuela with his socialist policies and brutality towards his own people.  Venezuelans barely get enough food to survive and wait in long lines to buy even the most basic groceries and food.  Hyperinflation makes the currency increasingly worthless over…

poker entry fees

Anyone Could Have Replied to this Twitter Post, and Turned $60 into $40,750

Poker Entry Fees are one of the more bizarre investments we cover.  The basic idea is you help cover someone’s entry fee and they pay you a share of the winnings.  For the World Series of Poker, that amount is $10,000.  Usually it is covered by just a few investors each paying $1000 or more….


A Nice 2 Months for Our Readers….BNNP Sale Announced at 47% Premium

On May 6th, with shares trading at $13.25, we wrote the article “Bank of Napa is Ripe for a Takeover“. On August 1st, Bank of Marin (NASDAQ: BMRC) announced they were buying Bank of Napa (OTCBB: BNNP) in a $51 million stock swap, which works out to $20.25 per share of BNNP. The match seems…

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