Why We Need To Exercise Both Sides of Our Brain for Optimal Success

Tweet There is a common misconception that most people are either right-brained (creative, intuitive) OR left-brained (logical, analytical). But this isn’t true. We are born with two brain hemispheres. It’s just that our society tends to place a higher value on left-brain skills such as language, logic and math. Unfortunately, this left-brained focus can squash […]

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Cash For Clunkers Ends Monday: Here’s Why I’m Keeping My Clunker

Tweet Quick and sloppy post here — I have timely news and advice but only 10 minutes to share… The Cash for Clunkers program ends on Monday, but I won’t be spending my weekend tramping through car dealerships. Here’s why: My clunker is worth more $ now because so many cheap cars have been destroyed. […]

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Outwardly Simple and Inwardly Rich

Tweet It’s been my experience that frugality can run the continuum from miserly to magnificent. When I was a child, I never went a day without a nutritious meal or a warm bed. Still, I recall times when I perceived my family as poor. In the school cafeteria, I furtively slipped my free lunch ticket […]

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Yes, I’ve Paid the Price, But Look How Much I’ve Gained!

Tweet I was eight years old when my girlfriends and I strutted proudly around our living room singing into our hairbrush faux-microphones: “Oh yes I am wise But it’s wisdom born of pain Yes, I’ve paid the price But look how much I gained If I have to, I can do anything I am strong […]

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Is The Recession Over? My Gut-Check Impressions on the Future of Our Economy.

Tweet I’ve been receiving emails lately from people asking questions like: “Is the stock market experiencing a true recovery or is this just a bear market rally?” “Do you think we’ll see a V, W, U or L shaped recovery?” “Should we expect deflation or inflation?” “When will my house be worth as much as […]

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How to Make a Million Dollars While Eating Lunch

Tweet In response to my last post, Would You Ditch A Car For $1,000,000?, a reader made the comment: “As a grad student in an urban area, I don’t have a car (nor could I afford one) and I use public transit. … I wish there was a “big ticket” item like that that I […]

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Would You Ditch A Car For $1,000,000 (One Million Dollars)?

Tweet A study found that households with 3 or more cars are the single largest group among American car owners. The national average is 2.28 vehicles per household. Obviously, Americans are very much in love with the automobile. According to the AAA, the average American spends $9,369, excluding loan payments, to drive ONE medium sedan 15,000 […]

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