Category Archives: Health & Gardening

Was the Brexit vote a good thing for the UK and the world?

Answer: Yes. It was a good thing! In our last post, we said we’d discuss this question. World money managers have already realized that the Brexit vote may actually be GOOD for them, for Great Britain, for the EU (more … Continue reading

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Vacations are good

After a quick, staycation plus a couple of days at the coast, we’re back at the wheelhouse here. What a fun time it has been! While the roller coasters have been exciting, the stock market and the political scene have … Continue reading

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Some random thoughts on balance

Be careful with your words, because words are reality. This includes thought. The eyes are a weapon. Your words and thoughts are expressed though your eyes, whether good or evil. Wings Humans are both rational and irrational. These characteristics are … Continue reading

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Get your free TV here!

I used to be a morning person. One of those annoying, chirpy, “Good MORNING!” types of people. Even marrying a night person, who sneered at morning people as being not as intelligent, artistic and creative as night-types like him, did … Continue reading

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Snow! No warning, but it’s okay.

On Sunday morning, we woke up late to a bright snow-covered winter scene. What a pleasant surprise. We’d spent lots of time listening to the radio – Metropolitan Opera – the day before, noodling around on the Internet, and rearranging … Continue reading

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How to know when you are a grown-up

Didn’t you always want to be a grown-up when you were younger? Grown-ups were so cool. They knew everything. They never cried or had tantrums. They were in total control of their lives. They had cars and houses and knew … 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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Do it (research) yourself? Or leave it to the expert(s)?

 Famous last words: “That’s too complicated. I just do what my (broker, doctor, mechanic) recommends.” IFO is long, long, long on doing your own due diligence on everything. This applies to investing, as well as medical care, car care, and … Continue reading

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Why Obamacare is “working”

The news is trickling out now. Five years after Senate Democrats rammed through the Affordable Care Act in the waning days of December 2009 and Democrats in the House of Representatives passed it in March 2010, the guts of the bill are becoming … Continue reading

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Non-taxable assets – memories

One of the best things about traveling is that you get to keep the memories forever, thus amortizing the cost of the trip over many years. If you keep a diary and take pix, you increase the value of those … Continue reading

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