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April 2019 – What’s Inside an Egyptian Pyramid?

Does an inverted yield curve spell trouble, Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves, and what’s inside an Egyptian pyramid.

February 2019 – Did You Sell Low And Buy High?

Did you sell low and buy high, A Brilliant Death by Robin Yocum, and the Dooley Mansion.

October 2018 – Should a Robot Manage Your Money?

Should a robot manage your money, Blood Money by James Grippando, and the largest wine barrel in the world

August 2018 – Can the bull still run?

The record-breaking bull market, Even If It Kills Her by Kate White, and Strasbourg, France

July 2018 – Should You Buy Gold?

Buying gold, The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz, and ten deer-resistant plants for Virginia gardens

June 2018 – Summer Travels in Richmond and France— Plus, Win an E-book Mystery!

Learn why General Electric got kicked out of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA); visit with local novelist Maggie King; and plan a trip to Mont Saint-Michel in France, an ancient monastery that each day is completely surrounded by incoming tides.

May 2018 – How to Win by Not Losing

How to win (invest) by not losing (money), The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths, and Manaus: Paris of the Tropics

April 2018 – What Trivial Pursuit taught me about investing

Trivial Pursuit and investingInto The Water by Paula Hawkins, and the largest cashew tree in the world

March 2018 – Watch out!

Falling bond prices, The Sorbonne Affair by Mark Pryor, and travels to the Amazon

February 2018 – How much risk is too much?

Risky investments, Vineyard Victim by Ellen Crosby, and saying goodbye to winter

January 2018 – Can You Afford FAANGs?

FAANG stocks, Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton, and travels to Chautauqua, New York

December 2017 – Three Easy Financial Resolutions for 2018

Easy financial resolutions for the new year, A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny, and travels to the Holy Land

November 2017 – Is your crystal ball cloudy?

Predicting the future of investments, I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen, and travels to the James Bond Museum in Schilthorn

October 2017 – Is it ever okay to double dip?

Double dipping your investments, Seeing Red by Sandra Brown, and travels to Trümmelbach Falls

September 2017 – ETFs, Camino Island, and Finger Lakes

ETFs, Camino Island by John Grisham, and visiting the Finger Lakes

August 2017 – Tesla burns cash as their stock soars

Tesla burns cash as their stock soars, “The Gracious Posse,” and a visit to Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle

July 2017 – Celebrating 200 Years of Austen

Benchmarks, The Lost Order by Steve Barry, and Jane Austen

June 2017 – Managing your Exes and Fallout

Managing your exes, Fallout by Sara Paretsky, and traveling to Interlaken, Switzerland

May 2017 – Money Grab Signings and More

The Money Grab book launch, selling stocks in the month of May, Trust No One by Paul Cleave, and Money Grab‘s trip to Amsterdam

April 2017 – Three Weeks Until the Money Grab

Picking winning stocks, The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, and Money Grab‘s trip to the Homestead

March 2017 – The Power of a Penny

First quarter earnings, Parker Field by Howard Owen, and Money Grab‘s trip to Croatia

February 2017 – The Odds of Madness in March

The 2011 VCU Rams in the Final Four, risk tolerance, In the Woods by Tana French, and travel to St. Martin

January 2017 – Welcome to the Money Grab

The January effect, Blue Monday by Nicci French, and travel to Bayeux and the Normandy Coast