This will be the last Apex Money of this week and the last one I’ll be putting together for 2020 (J.D. helms the ship in the final week of 2020) – a year that offered up some uniquely difficult challenges and taught us how to overcome them.
That’s how I’m looking at 2020. It was hard. It’s now over. 2021 is next and offers up a little sunrise in what has been a dark 2020.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for reading these emails. J.D. thought it would be fun to put together something each day and he was right. Sharing what we find, the little gems across the internet, has been a lot of fun. I hope you’ve enjoyed it too.
Today’s post will be all fun stuff that doesn’t fit anywhere else, has little to do with money, and I just wanted to share it. 🙂
The Enduring Enigma of Costco’s $1.50 Hot Dog and Soda Combo [Mental Floss] – “When Costco president W. Craig Jelinek once complained to Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal that their monolithic warehouse business was losing money on their famously cheap $1.50 hot dog and soda package, Sinegal listened, nodded, and then did his best to make his take on the situation perfectly clear.
‘If you raise [the price of] the effing hot dog, I will kill you,’ Sinegal said. ‘Figure it out.'”
I haven’t had a Costco hot dog in years (I don’t like that the bun isn’t toasted, but I get it), but I used to get them all the time as a kid.
My $200,000 Sushi Dinner [The New York Times] – “In 2013, this reporter spent 10 Bitcoin, worth $1,000 at the time, on a dinner for dozens of strangers in San Francisco. The owner of the restaurant wisely held onto it.” I remember this story when it first happened – the reporter, Kashmir Hill, was trying to live entirely on bitcoin and was having trouble finding places to spend it. Wild!
And lastly, enjoy this history of the entire world:
JD will be sending out gems on Monday, I’ll see you next year!