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He used a coupon?

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Did you know that Lee Iacocca, the auto guru best known for the development of the Ford Mustang and later digging Chrysler out of the ditch, uses coupons? Being worth approximately $100 million, you wouldn’t think coupons would enter his mind. But apparently, his long-time housekeeper takes great care in clipping coupons for some of the local businesses that he frequents, and he feels guilty letting her efforts go [...]

Is 4% still enough?

By |July 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Have you heard of the 4% rule? It’s a guideline established almost 30 years ago that determined you could withdraw no more than 4% of your portfolio each year during retirement. But… that was 30 years ago. So is 4% still a good rule of thumb? Probably. Now, I could fill the rest of this email with a LOT of examples and math – average rates of return, rates [...]

The best return on your time

By |July 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

A guy down the street from me owns a successful business. If I had to guess, each year he generates multi-million dollar revenues. But every few days I see him outside tending to his lawn. Pushing the mower, trimming the hedges – weeding that frustratingly hard to get rid of quack grass. Seems normal enough, right? Well, I asked him once why he didn’t just hire a service to [...]

The winning numbers are…

By |July 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Have you ever wondered why people play the lottery?​Consciously we all know the odds of winning are astronomically NOT in our favor…​But yet, when the jackpot crawls high enough, even the most logical of people are throwing a few dollars in the pot.​We buy ourselves the fantasy of living like the 1% - at least until the numbers are drawn.​Most interestingly?​The MEGA JACKPOT winners tend to go broke within [...]

Your most valuable asset? You.

By |July 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Have you ever noticed that young people seem invincible?It’s not just something us old geezers think about those youngins.There’s a psychological theory called Invincibility Theory that highlights why teenagers and young adults feel immortal.If you went back in time and asked 25 year old me if I was going to face a major illness anytime soon, and I would have scoffed.Not me.But all around us, every day, people our [...]

Free Viagra?

By |July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Here’s a topic I didn’t think I’d ever be writing to you about.A French mayor is handing out free Viagra in the hopes that his small village will procreate.With only 650 people, there isn’t enough children to keep the school open… and the whole future of the village is in doubt.And his best solution is little blue pills.On the surface it seems funny, except…Well, we’re facing the same issue.More [...]

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