Author Archives: Tim O'Leary

How The Web Makes Salespeople Lazy

I consistently receive between 150 and 200 emails a day – a large percentage of them attempting to sell me something. Most are easily disregarded – mass solicitations I shuffle off to the spam filter. But there are always five … Continue reading

Posted in Marketing

Want to Make More Money On Your Investments? Die.

Welcome back to the scary days of stock market turbulence! After a reasonably calm couple years with an escalating prices, we are back to huge swings in the stock market. Ebola, wars, political turmoil, foreign recessions, elections….. nothing is worse … Continue reading

Posted in Investing

Update on the Stock Picking Contest

It appears that comedian Auggie Smith’s reign as our resident financial whiz might have come to an end.  At the beginning of the year Auggie used the “blindfolded by a Mexican Wrestling-Mask ink blot” process to pick his ten best stocks for … Continue reading

Posted in Investing

What I Did On My Summer Vacation (hint: Disneyland is more fun than lung cancer)

Over the last few months I’ve unfortunately had the opportunity to test our health care system, and personally consider my own mortality. In March I woke up in the middle of the night in extreme pain.  Suspecting an appendicitis, my … Continue reading

Posted in Life

Introducing the 2014 Bizzy Life Stock Picking Competition

Regular readers know that each year we sponsor a “Ten Best Stocks For the Year” contest, pitting stand-up comic Auggie Smith (who admittedly knows absolutely nothing about investments, and assumes that a broker is the guy that buys his weed … Continue reading

Posted in Investing