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I have no plans to see “The Force Awakens.” Maybe if I lost a bet. I would rather watch “This Old House.” Movies that are held together by special effects don’t interest me. At all. I prefer down-to-earth human conundrums. I … more
Is Christmas celebration appropriate when we have troubles and sorrow? Is it possible? This is the most wonderful time of the year. The lights, the music, and hustle and bustle of shopping warm our hearts and brighten our spirits during this time … more
So a buddy of mine recently visited Cuba. His sister had asked him to pick up a commemorative thimble as a souvenir for her friend. On the last day, while riding on a bus, he realized he had forgotten to buy the thimble and said something out loud … more
A snowman was seen shopping for carrots. I guess you could say that he was picking his nose. I am not crazy about icy roads, but otherwise, let it snow. Go ahead and let it drop way below freezing too. I like it. The furnace runs all … more
This is what is not going to happen: Stellar or even average returns on the stock market. Unexpected economic growth. Better-than-expected corporate earnings. Basically, this is not a good year for the investor. Here is why: We just completed … more
The pain of racism is real and immediate: A young black woman looks toward the sky, tears leaving trails on her cheeks. As she chants, “We have nothing to lose but our chains,” she collapses into the arms of her friends. Jonathan Butler, a … more
If you are reading this and you have a beard, stop right now and go get yourself registered. Terrorists have beards, and, clearly, if you have a beard, you are a terrorist. Similarly, terrorists have … more
“You cannot consistently perform in a manner which is inconsistent with the way you see yourself.” - Dr. Joyce Brothers I often hear people talk about how successful other people are, but seem to think that they personally struggle to achieve … more
Have I ever felt entitled? You bet I have. Have I ever felt like I deserved more than I had, or better than I was getting? Absolutely. Have I ever come across as arrogant and entitled? Sadly, at times, yes. Thankfully, much of that has been in my … more
Investing has become a lot more complicated than in my grandmother’s time. One of her favorite sayings was “five ways from Sunday.” Building wealth is a daunting task any day of the week, especially now with zero interest rates and low stock … more
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