Category: Misc.

The Secret of Success (According to a Middle-Eastern Philosopher and an American Cartoonist)

The Philosopher and the Cartoonist The Middle-Eastern philosopher is Nassim Nicholas Taleb.  Taleb is a Lebanese-American author, academic, statistician, and philosopher.  He achieved riches in bond trading and fame from his best-selling books Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan.  He is pretentious, overbearing, and arrogant.  He believes he has the world figured out and…

My Thanksgiving Post Was Selected for the Carnival of Personal Finance

I hope everyone is enjoying my posts, and more important, learning how to better manage your money.  I enjoy writing and am confident I have a lot of important and helpful information to share. My last post, Thanksgiving Thoughts on Gratitude and What it Means to Have Enough, was included as an “Editor’s Pick” in the “Carnival…

Thanksgiving Thoughts on Gratitude and What it Means to Have “Enough”

This Thanksgiving season I have been reflecting on our constant quest for “more,” on what it means to have “enough,” and on gratitude.   So this week I am going to depart from offering practical advice on money management and instead turn philosophical.  We Want More, We Want More! Many of you have seen the popular…

What is Your Why?

Speaking on a topic that had nothing to do with personal finance Dieter F. Uchtdorf , a counselor in the first presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, said the following: The what is important in our work, and we need to attend to it.  But it is in the why……