Pragmatic Capitalism

Capital for Living a More Practical Life

‘Investing Basics’

Is a House Really a Good “Investment”?

I’ve had this post queued up for three months debating whether to post it or not because I know it will ruffle a lot of feathers.  Then I read this great article confirming many of my thoughts and I figured I should just throw this one out there for everyone to kick around….   Recent… Read More

Is the Stock Market a Zero Sum Game?

I got this question in the forum over the weekend and I think it’s an important one since I seem to get it quite often.   It’s interesting to note that there doesn’t actually seem to be a very good answer online (at least not as far as my brief search went) so I used a… Read More

Where Does “Cash” Come From?

There’s this obsession with physical money in life.  I don’t know where it comes from or why it persists, but it does.  I guess maybe it’s the sense of security of being able to feel something and hold it in your hands.  To many people a gold bar is pure money because you can pick… Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour

We all want to be financially stable and enjoy a well-funded retirement, and we don’t want to throw out our hard earned money on poor investments. But most of us don’t know the first thing about finance and investing. Acclaimed value investor William Ackman teaches you what it takes to finance and grow a successful business and how to make sound investments that will grant you to a cash-comfy retirement.

Ending the Cash on the Sidelines Myth

If you turn on financial TV for a bit you’ll likely hear the term “cash on the sidelines”. This term is generally used during a bullish market commentary in which the pundit is pointing out that there is all this money that needs to “get into” the market. This leads one to believe that there… Read More