About

Dollars and Drams is a professional financial analyst with extensive schooling and experience in acquiring private companies, investing in the stock market, and investing in personal development.

Throughout my career as an analyst, I’ve done valuations on more than 60 private companies with total yearly sales topping $4 billion. I’ve learned many lessons in my time, and I expect to keep learning along the way… with a glass of scotch in my hand 🙂

I would lovingly refer to myself as a weird person. Weird because I think about things differently than most. For example, no one ever talks about the best thing before sliced bread. And I believe jetskis should be called “boatercycles” instead. Huge missed opportunity there. In using this mindset, I’ve decided to reject the idea that people have to wait until they turn 65 to retire. Using the principles and ideas here, you can learn to do the same.

A dram is a small measurement of whisky, (or whiskey if you prefer). I call myself “Dollars and Drams” because that’s the key to a successful life. Get your dollars, so you can spend more time enjoying the things you love. It’s also important to remember that on this journey, you don’t have to give up doing what you enjoy. No amount of money is worth sacrificing your happiness completely. As Oscar Wilde so succinctly put it, “Everything in moderation, including moderation.”

The financial term “ROI” means Return on Investment. It is implied that this “Investment” is related to money, but it doesn’t have to be. Investments in time and energy within your life can also yield high returns. That’s what this blog is all about. It is more important than ever to think rationally and proactively. This rational thinking doesn’t only apply to your investments, but your life as well. I’m here to provide insight from many of the world’s top thinkers on the subject to help everyone think more rationally.

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