Category: money management

The myth-maker: Part 2, the disappearance of wealth

27 December, 2012 (18:02) | Alphonse Fletcher, Apartments, Co-ops, Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, Income verification, Litigation, money management, New York City |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post, using a prurient-interest story from Fortune (October 25, 2012) that played up the nasty allegations and played down the financial improprieties, chronicled the rise of Alphonse ‘Buddy’ Fletcher to an apparent pinnacle of social and financial success, a mountain he climbed, I believe, […]

The myth-maker: Part 1, the appearance of wealth

26 December, 2012 (10:00) | Alphonse Fletcher, Apartments, Co-ops, Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, Income verification, Litigation, money management, New York City |

By:David A. Smith   2) You can’t cheat an honest customer, but it never hurts to try. Ferengi Rules of Acquisition   Let us suppose, as Leopold Bloom once said to Max Bialystock, that you are a dishonest man.    Let us suppose no such thing   You didn’t set out to become one.  It […]