“Before beginning (or even if you already own) an investment portfolio of stocks and bonds, there are some basic ‘rules’ you should apply. My new book Rumpelstiltskin’s Rules for Making Your Farthings Grow is a storybook of six fairytales told by Rumpelstiltskin himself. In which an investment rule is embedded in each.”
from a recent reading of Rumpelstiltskin’s Rules for Making Your Farthings Grow, Chautauqua, NY July 2019
1. Slow but steady wins the race.
2. Always ask, what can go wrong with an investment?
3. Know the difference between a loaner to and an owner of a company.
4. Always understand how a company makes its money.
5. Never pay too much for shares of a company’s stock.
6. Don’t expect your investments to spin straw into gold. That is, don’t expect more from your investment portfolio than is reasonable.
On the Home Front:
Memories & Music of WWII
45 minutes of stories and songs with the audience recalling a time when we were the United States of America!
Your Tour Guide
My Friend, the Jacket
West Fourth Street
Souls on Fire
The New Neighbor
Bags of Rags
The 200 Year Old Man
The Midas Story
Don’t Lose Your Memory: Writing the Journey Journal (Oaklee Press, 1999)
The Whole Kitt & Caboodle: a Novel Approach to Investing (Bancroft Press, 1996)
The Means Justify the End (University of Michigan Press, 1993)
Eric the Red-Tempered Viking (Grove Press, 1974)
The Manners Zoo (Follett, 1972)
Elefish (Scroll Press, 1970)
Ride With Me (Scroll Press, 1968)