Bill Schultheis

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Bill Schultheis

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In 1998 Bill Schultheis created the Coffeehouse Investor in an effort to bring a simpler and smarter investment philosophy to individuals and corporations across the nation and around the world. He has appeared regularly on Seattle’s PBS Serious Money program, is a guest contributor on NPR’s Morning Edition and wrote a syndicated investment column for eight years.

For 13 years he worked with retail and institutional accounts for Smith Barney in Seattle, WA. For the past eight years he has been a principal and fee-only financial adviser, currently with Soundmark Wealth Management in Kirkland, WA.

Schultheis grew up on a wheat farm in eastern Washington, attended Washington State University, and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1982.

When he’s not working, he can be found on the golf course, camping on Mt. Rainier, cooking in the kitchen, writing his next book, and enjoying the company of his wonderful family and friends.

Bill's book, The Coffeehouse Investor


Bill Schultheis - The Coffeehouse Investor

I watched the first practice of little league baseball for 11 little boys this week. They missed catches, pitches, and spent a lot of time in the dirt. They had to focus on a series of step, step, and throw movements during one part of practice. All of the boys were so focused on getting the steps right that they negated the whole act of throwing the ball. They were so focused on trying to do the steps correctly and avoid failing, they missed the end goal of throwing the ball.

“The study seemed to support the considerable body of evidence suggesting that most people shouldn’t even try to beat the market: Just pick low-cost index funds, assemble a balanced and appropriate portfolio for your specific needs, and give up on active fund management.”

Great discussion in the New York Times about the ongoing study reviewing mutual fund performance.
The Motley Fool is at it again, proving the power of patience and inactivity. In a recent article, Morgan Housel discusses author Jason Siegel's book, The Future for Investors, his data examining the original 500 companies that made up the Standard & Poor’s 500 in 1957 and the buy and hold success an investor could have had. "
If you haven’t ventured to the Bogleheads forum, you should. The site provides a wealth of information and often a great way to get an investment question answered from experts. If you are lucky, you may even get a response from Bill himself, he makes an appearance from time to time helping investors from around the world.
It is time to nestle down for the evening, grab your pen and paper, favorite beverage and spend an evening with Bill. What’s the biggest drain on your portfolio?  How did your funds perform in 2014? Should you be investing in bonds? Find out the answers to these questions and more tonight at 6pm (PST) with our first […]

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