Monthly Archives: September 2015

Yogi, a Remembrance: The Unforgettable Number 8

Besides all his countless sports records and accomplishments, New York Yankee Yogi Berra was a lovable person, loved by millions of people who never even met him. I should know. I’m one of them. I lived close to where he worked. Yogi Berra was a remarkable player, coach, personality, an every man. He succeeded with…

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Turning Points on the Financial Independence Road: Can $450,000 or $900,000 make a difference in your life? Then read on.

The great money manager John Templeton began his married life with almost nothing but a commitment that he and his wife would save 50 percent of their income. Years later they were billionaires. Most people don’t need to save or invest nearly that amount to achieve financial independence, but they do need to make a…

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Why Didn’t You Get that Job?: Often job seekers do everything well, except prepare for the interview

What a shame. You worked so hard and prepared so much for a dream job and then, in a few minutes, you throw away a wonderful opportunity. And it could be for as ridiculous a reason as you have the wrong address of the company or eat too much before your interview. That’s the warning…

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Stop Wasting My Time: When did I invite you to telephone me anytime you want and mislead me?

“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” As you pass 40, you realize those sands are precious. Actually, they are precious at any age. It’s just that, as you go past 40 and then past 50 and even 60, you appreciate that time, the currency of any person’s life, is…

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Why People Fail to Achieve Financial Independence: The problems? Inertia, not understanding compounding

Sometimes the way to learn something is simply to review our mistakes or those of others. Then learn from them. The plight of a friend of mine—in his 50s and with a good job but no retirement savings—recently illustrated for me why millions of people go through life and never seem to do anything about…

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Bad Times Continue for Millennials

Old men and old women often envy the young, but these days it’s not all beer and skittles for the average young person. Indeed, many Millennials, young people who became adults around the turn of the century, are often plagued by joblessness or low incomes along with big debts. Millennials are often trying to manage…

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