Jon Dulin

About Jon Dulin

Hi, my name is Jon and I run Compounding Pennies. I've been interested in personal finance since high school and have both my undergraduate and masters degree's in finance. I also have a Certificate in Financial Planning and am licensed by FINRA. I've spent over 15 years in the financial services industry helping people with their finances. You can learn more about me in my About page.


  1. AvatarKyle says

    I don’t believe counting cards is illegal. I thought it’s just highly frowned upon by casinos and they have a right to kick you out and black list you. It might be illegal to use electronics to count cards but if you just have a great memory than your just using your natural talents like you would gambling at anything.
    Even if you trained your memory though, as you said they figure it out pretty quick. Also it just increases your odds of winning, people that count cards can still have bad months of losing their ass.

    • AvatarKyle says

      lol, I was going to repeat what I said last time.

      I thought of another big one to put on the list. Identity theft. It’s still an interesting article.

  2. AvatarFinance Solver says

    Very creative ideas, haven’t gone through this exercise just yet. I don’t think I’m creative enough to be able to come up even 5 of these lists by myself!

    I would argue #6 is not illegal, just frowned upon. Casinos have legal right to kick and ban anyone in their premises but their ban doesn’t mean that they can have a lawsuit against someone for counting.

  3. AvatarSteven says

    Your post was a delight to read, Jon! Very funny indeed. This is basically for everyone to have a laugh for probably at least once thinking of committing any one of the crimes but then realizing that there really is no advantage in doing it. If anyone drifts away from these sane thoughts, your post will simply direct them to the old-fashioned and safe way to earn legally and live a good life.