I'm going to tell you about the best and cheapest investment that I ever made. And how I lost it all.

Jul 24, 2019

Here's what happened.

My favorite donut shop is a good 45-minute drive from my house. I go out of my way to stop by Spunky Dunkers in Palatine, IL whenever I can. You know the donuts are good because:

  1. They don’t have a website.
  2. No two donuts look the same. They’re like snowflakes.

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On one particular day last summer, I had a client meeting close by, so I made a morning stop for a donut and coffee. As I was about third in line, the cashier announced to the short line of customers:

“Our credit card machine is down right now, we’re only taking cash.”

The guy in front of me didn’t take the news that well.

“What? Are you serious?” he said so that we could all hear. I looked in my wallet. I had about $10 in cash. I tapped him on the shoulder.

“What were you gonna order?” I asked him.

“A donut and coffee” he said, frustrated.

"Well it's your lucky day," I said. "I never carry cash. I've gotcha...

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