Brain Bites – Issue 14
Brain Bites are “now and then” morsels regarding trends, statistics, and interesting ephemera in personal economics.
These tasty tidbits help maintain your edge over an unpredictable future. Think of them as cerebral snacks for the hungry mind! Continue reading Brain Bites – Issue 14
Lessons for a life well-lived.
Wisdom is the ability to make sound judgments and good life-choices. Wise persons anticipate the consequences of decisions.
Like speech, wisdom is an accumulated skill. It is acquired slowly through personal experience and by learning from the mistakes of others. Continue reading Lessons for a life well-lived.
Is your crap detector working?
Statistics tell us what’s happening in the world around us—from weather forecasts, to crime rates, to baseball rankings.
Yet, with so much fake news sloshing around, we often fail to realize how easily statistics can lead us astray. Continue reading Is your crap detector working?
Is geography my health destiny?
When you were young, you lived wherever your parents chose to live. You didn’t give any thought to whether they had chosen a place that was conducive to your overall wellness.
Chances are your parents didn’t give it much thought either. Continue reading Is geography my health destiny?
To be, or not to be…
That is the question! Typically, the question is obvious. It’s how to go about making a wise decision that’s not always clear.
To reduce uncertainty and doubt, Ben Franklin suggested a powerful tool that can help you make more confident choices. Continue reading To be, or not to be…
It’s morning in America!
For NeXters: Learn from the mistakes of others; you don’t have time to make all of those mistakes yourself.
For Boomers: Although the transition to adulthood is longer than it used to be, it’s still a temporary phase. Continue reading It’s morning in America!
Brain Bites – Issue 13
Brain Bites are “now and then” updates regarding trends, statistics, and interesting info-bites in personal economics.
These tasty tidbits help maintain your edge over an unpredictable future. Think of them as cerebral snacks for the hungry mind! Continue reading Brain Bites – Issue 13
Bill Gates did it. So did Oprah Winfrey.
NeXters, you’re strong, good-looking, and above average.
As recognized persons of genius and talent, what are the odds that you, too, will become a billionaire?
Not as good as you think. Continue reading Bill Gates did it. So did Oprah Winfrey.
What you know (that just ain’t so).
“I remember landing under sniper fire—we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”
“If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your (missing email) situation.” Continue reading What you know (that just ain’t so).
What the Bleep! happened?
The sense of relief that Americans used to feel after a contentious election seems a distant memory.
After what seemed like a slam-dunk for Clinton, many NeXters are incensed about Trump’s victory. How did the predictors get it SO wrong? Continue reading What the Bleep! happened?
Every pizza is a personal pizza.
Pizzas are never cut perfectly. And, quite naturally, most of us want to scam the largest slice for ourselves.
We seek to maximize the gain (most cheese and pepperoni) and minimize surprises (who ordered the anchovies?). Continue reading Every pizza is a personal pizza.
The sum of your choices.
The fundamental decisions most young persons will make are the same ones faced by their parents and their parents’ parents.
In a world less forgiving of mistakes, the ability to make smart decisions is a particularly vital skill to master. Getting it wrong can cost a bundle. Continue reading The sum of your choices.