Category: Misc.

More vs. Enough: The Principle of Financial Finish Lines

“Wealth is like seawater: the more you drink, the thirstier you become.”  – Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher John D. Rockefeller, widely considered to be the richest person in history, when asked how much more he needed to earn until he had enough famously replied, “Just a little bit more.”  Author Mitch Anthony reports, “A friend…

Becoming a Micro-Philanthropist

 Do you ever wish you could do more to help extended family, neighbors, and acquaintances who are struggling?  Alice and I do.  Having enough to help others is one of our motivations for getting our own finances in order.  But how do you start?  Who should you help?  What is the best way to go…

Fireflies, Fraud, and Haiku

I started my blog three years ago with the modest goal of teaching simple, timeless financial principles to family and friends in a way that is easy to understand, entertaining, and memorable.  As all writers know, sometimes you wonder if the message is getting through.  And as any parent knows, this is especially true of…