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Elon Musk: A Modern Day PT Barnum

I grew up in Bridgeport, CT. For those that don’t know Bridgeport is the childhood and adult home of PT Barnum. Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891) is most famous for founding the Barnum and Bailey Circus but was a tremendous businessman, philanthropist, politician (mayor of Bridgeport and served two terms as a member of the CT House of Representatives) and most famously as a showman. What most people don’t know about Barnum and his business career was that he was an innovator across many different business. He founded a ferry company that connected Bridgeport to Port Jefferson, NY a business that still operates today, He was part of the original lottery craze and had a lottery shop where he sold tickets before the state of CT outlawed the lottery forcing him to close his store and move to New York City. (more…)


What Can The Death Star Teach You About Your Personal Finances

I am very excited for the new Star Wars movie Rogue One! I am so excited that I will be one of the fools who see it at midnight on the night it opens.

Rogue One, for those of you that live under a rock or are not Star Wars fans (GASP!), is about the group of rebels that steal the plans for the Death Star that the Empire is building.

The Death Star is a moon sized interstellar war base. It was technologically far superior to anything in existence up until that point.

I have thought about this more than a few times but could you imagine how much it would cost to build something that big?


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