The doctor will see you now.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top two causes of death are heart disease & cancer (in 2013, 611,000 and 585,000 deaths respectively).
What’s the #3 killer today? The answer may surprise you… Continue reading The doctor will see you now.
She got the goldmine (I got the shaft).*
Nobody gets married with the idea they will get divorced. For those who decide to untie the knot, most simply want a clean break and a fresh start.
But nothing is safe from divorce attorneys and the more dysfunctional the relationship, the better it is (for them). Continue reading She got the goldmine (I got the shaft).
’til debt do us part.
The emotional connection of money makes it very difficult for spouses to agree on spending habits, earning capacities, and priorities for managing money. That spells trouble.
How often is money an issue in divorces? More often than you think. Continue reading ’til debt do us part.
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).