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Wheel! Of! Fortune! (and $39,000!)

Hey, it’s Jim!

I’m making a surprise appearance during J.D.’s week for links. He’s having too much fun with friends in Lake Tahoe and has foolishly forgotten to prepare today’s edition of Apex Money. Silly J.D.

I wanted to have a little fun after sharing a very useful article about retirement.

We jump around a little bit but I think this Apex will have a little something for everyone.

10 Most Common Retirement Questions… Answered! [The Retirement Manifesto] – “Have you ever wondered what the most common retirement questions are? Would there be value in finding those questions and their related answers in one place? I trust the answer is yes because I’ve invested considerable time in attempting to do exactly that with today’s post. I hope you’ll find value in the result.” A run through ten very common questions with resources to dive deeper on the answers – a great starting point if you don’t know where to start.

One of my favorite stories is of Michael Larson winning six figures on Press Your Luck in 1984. This one of a FIRE blogger winning $39,000 on Wheel of Fortune is

How I Made $39,000 on Wheel of Fortune [Dads and Dollar$] – ” But one way I have found to make extra money is one of those pie-in-the-sky ideas that people likely write off without a moment’s consideration. Yes, I am one of those lucky few who have won some extra spending money on a game show. In my case, that show was Wheel of Fortune.”

Seems like every story that involves crypto is also involved in something slightly more nefarious too.

The Strange Tale of Quadriga Gerald Cotten [Vanity Fair] – “When Canadian blockchain whiz Gerald Cotten died unexpectedly last year, hundreds of millions of dollars in investor funds vanished into the crypto ether. But when the banks, the law, and the forces of Reddit tried to track down the cash, it turned out the young mogul may not have been who he purported to be.”

Finally, ever wonder how you steal $8 million a week? You won’t learn that skill in this short video but you will learn why you shouldn’t ever try.