Category Archives: Career

Economics for child geniuses

And now for something completely different. A couple of days ago, a lovely person came on this site. She commented in the “About” section here that she wanted to have some recommendations for books for her son. He needed to … Continue reading

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Forget resolutions! Set goals!

Here’s my take on New Year’s Resolutions. They are a look back. What did it do wrong last year? What have I been doing wrong my whole life? Well, no more! This year I will _____, or will not _____fill … Continue reading

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Bye-bye 2015! and Happy New Year 2016 to all!

Miscellaneous notes for tonight/ tomorrow. A note from WordPress on viewership has been fun to read. One big post here, in terms of viewership, was the “About” page. Maybe I’ll fill it out a bit more. It seems people want … Continue reading

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Retirement planning – don’t panic

“Don’t panic,” seems to be a recurring theme these days. Last night, we heard a Dave Ramsey broadcast which featured his retirement guru, whose name IFO can’t locate on his website. The topic under discussion was the tendency people have when … Continue reading

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Rich people like to work and it pays off!

This may seem a truism to some, but we’ve been noticing specific examples lately that show that rich people like to work. They enjoy it. They revel in it. Everybody from our neighbors across the street in the big house … Continue reading

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Is Procrastination a problem for you?

If procrastination is a problem for you, you are not alone.  Just yesterday, we found our original, 1986,  signed copy of “Procrastinator’s Success Kit,” by Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby, a true, self-created character. Her book turned IFO’s life around. What a … Continue reading

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Investing for young people: Part Four: Tale of two women

We want to return to the theme of starting your own business as a wealth-building strategy. First, it’s a good idea to have one or two of your early efforts fail. We heard this seeming contradiction in a talk by … Continue reading

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Investing for Young People, Part One

Let’s start with definitions. “Investing” will mean a)buying stocks or bonds, b) starting a business using money you have saved or, if absolutely necessary, borrowed, or c) getting educated. “Young people” will mean anyone with spare cash and desire for more of … Continue reading

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A tale of two, no three, cities; no, CEOs

Okay, we got the title of today’s post right, let’s tackle today’s topic. First up, is Lou Gerstner, widely viewed as the CEO who pulled IBM back from the brink of ruin some years ago. It was at the dawn of the PC, … Continue reading

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Is YAWNing socially responsible?

What is “social responsibility?” When young people get out and work, most will begin to realize that WHAT THEY ARE DOING is the socially responsible act. Making valuable goods or performing valuable services helps many people – the ones who … Continue reading

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