Time for a change

What now? Over the last 3 years I've been devising a method to facilitate investing at the local level in ways that are simple,  legal, and beneficial to all involved (investors, the businesses receiving the investment, and the communities in … [Read more]

Columbia Property Trust IPO & Tender Offer Schedule

Columbia Property Trust Announces IPO Date and Tender Offer On September 30, 2013 Columbia Property Trust released a statement with 2 important details about the upcoming IPO.  The first is the listing date, on or about October 10, 2013 under the … [Read more]

Columbia Property Trust IPO Initial Public Offering

On September 20, 2013 Columbia Property Trust announced in their latest Quarterly Update, plans for a public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in October, a dividend cut from $0.38 to $0.30 per share, and the addition of 2 Independent Directors … [Read more]

A Few Books All Politicians Should Read

Being an elected representative carries a tremendous responsibility. Decisions made by representatives while in office impact their current constituents, but will also influence future ones as well, often times long after they have left … [Read more]

Columbia Property Trust Stock Split

On August 15, 2013 Columbia Property Trust (Formerly Wells REIT 2) sent a letter to investors outlining their plan for a reverse stock split and introducing a new CFO. Here's my summary of what's they have to say. … [Read more]

Floating Rate Funds Explained.

Bank loan or floating rates bonds are unique among bond types in that the rate is not fixed, but is free to move in relation to an underlying base rate such as the LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate).  As with any investment there are risks and … [Read more]

Death by Architecture

Author and speaker James Howard Kunstler is perhaps the most outspoken critic of suburban sprawl and alternative energy as a replacement for cheap oil.  In a pair of TED talks in 2004 and 2010 he shares his perspective and explains how our we lost … [Read more]

Learn a Language; Translate the Web

Luis von Ahnm created Captcha to suppress spam on the internet and launched reCaptcha when he realized the potential of massive online collaboration to help digitize books.  Now he's doing the same for language learning and translation … [Read more]