The FREE Investment Newsletter That Really Works!
Hi all, I just wanted to alert everyone that the newest free investing newsletter is now posted on the site. It appears like the last two letters we posted, I totally forgot to update the front page and let everyone know it was there and outline what they were about. Well, in today's commentary we're talking about human nature, and the concept of goodness. Then we talk about the market's insatiable drive higher, that is confounding so many people.
But over the past week, we've talked about such varied topics as "staying cool in a no power situation" and the evils of Ethanol gas. So by all means make sure you give the latest letters a read. I think that both of them will be real eye openers to a lot of people.
The Honest Mechanic
(and other anomalies)
Today I’m not going to rail against the bankers. I’m not going to whine against the Fed, or call Wall street any dirty names. Nope, today I’m going to talk about something that seems to be missing from society lately. The concept of being a good person.
What brought this up? A few things, all bundled into a short period of time. First off, I learned quite late that a “friend” of ours had spent the hurricane and the next 16 days in the hospital. Suffering from an ulcer, he was overtaken with vomiting and actually tore his esophagus and collapsed a lung. He almost died.
Any time something like that strikes, it takes you by surprise and gives you that kick in the head to tell you “hey, slow down, remember your friends, say a kind word, etc.”
But it was my trip to the mechanic’s this week, that really got me pondering just how much society has appeared to change. Quite often when the conversation tends to focus on the typical mechanic, it can get pretty harsh. I’ve heard them called rip-off artists, and all manner of criminal. How many times do you hear someone say that some mechanic did 300 dollars worth of work only to find out he really only replaced a 20 dollar part that took him 20 minutes?