A Big Slice of Heaven, Are You There Shareholders? It’s Me, Warren and Russia’s Closer Than You Think

I’m in the mood for pizza simply because…I’m watching Oscar goers eat some…

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It may not be a publicly traded company, but Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria can expect some big earnings in the near future.  TMZ expertly timed Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres’ pizza bit and estimated that the pizzeria got itself about $10 million worth of FREE AIR TIME. Other telecast sponsors pony up close to $2 million for a slice of the Oscar publicity pie. And what of the newly-minted celebrity pizza delivery guy, Edgar?  No word yet on how much of a tip he made on that run, but rumor has it Ellen collected a whopping $300 – most of which reportedly came from the illustrious wallet of Harvey Weinstein.

From the mouth of babes…er…billionaires…

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The Oracle of Omaha has spoken…that is in his annual letter to his shareholders over at Berkshire Hathaway.  The billionaire believes (as many of you do) that the economy is growing.  And, if he says it then it must be true.  FYI, his company is continuing to buy stock in a company in the United Kingdom.  Just no word on which company that is.  He also said he likes to focus on a business’ prospects and not on the state of the economy or world events.  Feel free to disagree with that investing philosophy but clearly the man seems to know what he’s doing because he’s ranked number four in Forbes magazine’s latest billionaire rankings.  And in case you were wondering, Bill Gates took the top spot.

So far away yet so very very close…

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Just because the Olympics In Russia are over doesn’t mean the drama coming out of there is.  Don’t kid yourself for even the teeniest tiniest second that the tensions between Russia and Ukraine can’t affect your wallet.  Next time you fill up your car with gas take a look at how much more it cost you.  Crude prices are rising about 1.5%.  You might want to think about making that Tesla dream more of a reality. Financial markets don’t like tension, especially when major world powers are involved.  There’s more than a few reasons we should give peace a chance.  And some of them are coming out of your bank account.