The Mets are Performance Chasers

It’s no secret that we are BIG Mets fans over at Mullooly Asset Management.  I’ve written about the Mets many, many times in the past.  Well guess what?  I’m going to do it again today.

The Mets are currently 53-55, and four games back in the NL Wild Card spot.  On paper, that doesn’t sound too bad.  However, any fan of the game knows that it’s a long shot for them to make the playoffs.

So how did the Mets get to this point?

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Read the Room

Last month, I came across an article a friend shared on Facebook from the Baltimore Sun.  You can read the full article here.

The article was outlining how, just two weeks before shows were set to start, tickets to the show Hamilton were selling at a significantly slower rate than expected.  As many people who live close to New York City, and Broadway, are aware, it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to get tickets to Hamilton.  The Tony-award winning show sells out in minutes at its New York City venue, and ticket prices are in the range of hundreds of dollars consistently.
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‘Dumb Starbucks’ and Your 403(b)

Have you ever seen the TV show ‘Nathan For You’ on Comedy Central?  If you haven’t it’s a show about a comedian, Nathan Fielder, that “helps” small businesses with their marketing tactics.

However, Fielder’s suggestions aren’t exactly traditional, and are almost always very, very bad (albeit funny) ideas.  The business owners don’t know that Fielder is purposely feeding them ridiculous ideas.

I came across one of the episodes in which he outlines the idea for a coffee shop called ‘Dumb Starbucks’.  The idea is to use the exact same logo, color scheme, and branding of Starbucks, but put the word ‘Dumb’ in front of it. That way people will come into the store thinking it’s a real Starbucks and buy more coffee.

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Let’s Put the ‘Personal’ Back in Personal Finance

The May 2019 issue of Money magazine was delivered to our office recently with a large picture of Dave Ramsey on the cover.

The cover reads:

“The Debt Slasher: Broke millennials are flocking to financial guru Dave Ramsey – is his advice sound?”

The piece about Ramsey in the magazine starts by telling the story of an event Ramsey held in Grand Rapids, MI back in February.  The story says “Grand Rapids was blanketed in an ice storm earlier that afternoon, so much of the crowd had to drive through miles of slush to make it in.  But 4,000 people still showed up, Ramsey said later.”

Something about that quote just didn’t make sense to me.  4,000 people are going to listen to a man talk about “personal” finance?

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