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DollarSigns2015

Saving and Spending

Want to save money? Stop spending it! At first, this might sound like ludicrous advice; it seems so obvious. However, how many of us spend time thinking about defining our needs versus our desires, when it comes to our expenditures? How many of us are aware, on a day to day basis, of what we truly want as opposed to ideas that are put in our head by savvy marketers? How many of us make purchases only because we need something or truly believe it will bring us happiness? How many of us buy things so that we “look good” in someone else’s eyes?

I am not here to tell you what you need. I am not here to tell you what should or should not make you happy. However, when it comes to saving money and building personal wealth, I do suggest that all of us might want to ask ourselves the aforementioned questions, so that we can get a better grip on what our needs and desires truly are.

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Scotland

The Path of Wisdom; a Poem

Slept. Bereft. In jest. No connection. Just dejection. No self-reflection or auto-correction. What should be my new direction? What is your conjecture? No need to be demure. I

Winter2015

A Winter’s Hope; a Poem

Cold of winter, sun at dawn, praying for all that keeps us warm. A way to go, still not there. Life is tough. Life’s not fair. A call,

Kristenwil1

Beauty and the Brain: Amen Clinics Research and Weight Loss Director, the Dynamic and Insightful Kristen Willeumier, Ph.D., Back With the Low Down on Improving Our Brains While Benefiting Our Looks!

We live in a looks obsessed society. Beauty is a multibillion dollar industry. Images, be they online, on television, in the movies or in magazines, fill our minds

BigBen2014

Desperdiciar Menos Tiempo

Me hubiera gustado llamar esta columna “La Completa Eliminación de Tiempo Perdido”, pero eso hubiese sido una pérdida de tiempo. ¿Por qué? La respuesta se encuentra en la

Clock2014

Wasting Less Time

I would have liked to call this column “The Complete Elimination of Wasted Time,” but that would have been a waste of time. Why? The answer lays in

Winter2014

Dealing with Life’s Chaos

Often, life seems overwhelming – absolutely, positively overwhelming. Health challenges, expenses, career issues, perhaps children to care for, we can find ourselves, seemingly all of a sudden, dragged

Crowd2014

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, the nonsense song from the animated, 1950 movie Cinderella, produced by Walt Disney, reminds me of something I read in Gustav Le Bon’s 1895 book, The Crowd:

Tablet2014

Technology is not Magic

Technology is not magic. It might, at times, seem like magic, but it is not magic. One of the interesting things about technology is that it begets more

Touchscreen2014

La tecnología no es magia

La tecnología no es magia. Puede ser que parezca magia, en ocasiones, pero no es magia. Una de las cosas interesantes de la tecnología es que engendra

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