My family was in the mafia.
The operative word here is “was.” We got out of the cement shoe business long ago.
Back then, it wasn’t that easy for Italian Americans to make their way in the new country. My great great-uncle was connected and heavily involved in Republican politics in central New York. When Wendell Willkie ran against FDR, he had to come to his house to get his blessing.
Imagine Hillary Clinton coming to your house, sitting in your living room, and asking your permission to run for president.
One of his best friends was Stefano Magaddino. Magaddino was the Godfather of western New York. He was kept off the original commission of the five families. That didn’t make him happy. Later he tried to bump off his own cousin, Joe Bonanno, in order to get more control.
Of course, the mafia is glamorized in the movies… flashy clothes, lots of women. There’s also the emphasis on the value of having a code to live by.
But it’s not really that glamorous… although when another relative, Angelo, held a wedding reception for his daughter at his restaurant, the FBI did show up to write down the license plate numbers. Yep, just like the scene in “The Godfather.”
So, there is some truth in fiction, particularly the emphasis on simple things.
That brings me to this month’s Hidden Profits recommendation. It’s a very simple business – one that would pad Vito Corleone’s bankroll and make him lick his chops…
It doesn’t matter what the economy is doing; the cash keeps rolling in. And there are huge barriers to entry for upstarts, no matter how tough. That translates into stable cash flow.
Here’s the best part: Management pays shareholders first. Those are the magic words at Hidden Profits.
Rising dividends and huge buybacks reduce the risk of owning the stock over time. Meanwhile, the business just keeps chugging along. It’s also a solid value in a very expensive market.
It scores top grades in my Forensic Accounting Stock Tracker (FAST) software – indeed, it’s a straight-A report card…
Now, let’s tie it all together.
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