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If You Insist on Trading Stocks, Then Do It This Way

Filed in Money by on December 8, 2016 0 Comments
If You Insist on Trading Stocks, Then Do It This Way

In spite of my admonitions and those of most other finance experts, many people still insist on actively trading stocks in an attempt to beat the market. If you are one of these people, then I recommend you at least consider using the following principles in your active trading strategy so you have a higher […]

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What is the Central Focus of Your Existence?

Filed in Living by on December 1, 2016 1 Comment
What is the Central Focus of Your Existence?

I think everyone chooses, through their actions, what the primary focus of their life is. What do you most desire and seek, as you pass through your short time here on earth? Here is a continuum I’ve created to help you determine what it is you most value: Self-focused Power Authority, influence, praise, validation, status, […]

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People Are So Disappointing, Aren’t They?

Filed in Living by on November 24, 2016 0 Comments
People Are So Disappointing, Aren’t They?

A friend of mine made this comment to me a few years ago, and I not only thought it was odd, but also sad. It seems to me that if you are expecting disappointing behavior from people, certainly someone in the course of your day will exhibit it, and then that will be how you […]

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Quiz: Is Your Girlfriend or Wife Crazy?

Filed in Living by on November 17, 2016 0 Comments
Quiz: Is Your Girlfriend or Wife Crazy?

Guys talk a lot about girls, and aside from sex, the topic often runs to whether or not she’s crazy. Many of you have probably viewed a youtube video called “The Hot Crazy Matrix – A Man’s Guide to Women.” In it a nerdy engineer-type guy discusses differing combinations of “hot” and “crazy” in women, […]

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I Think Anderson is a Mixed Breed

Filed in Living by on November 10, 2016 0 Comments
I Think Anderson is a Mixed Breed

Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with so much happiness? Jonathan Foer Our breeder insists that Anderson is a purebred Bichon Frise, but I’m beginning to have doubts. In my last post about him acting like a teenager, I showed how big his paws are, and likened them to a polar […]

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My Hero

Filed in Living by on November 3, 2016 0 Comments
My Hero

hero, def.: an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles or difficulty I’ve been fortunate to have met a lot of impressive people in my life. When I was in college and grad school, many of my professors were brilliant people. In business, I occasionally met what […]

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God Helps Those Who Are Willing to Help Others

Filed in Living by on October 27, 2016 0 Comments
God Helps Those Who Are Willing to Help Others

I’ve had several instances in my life when I had to choose between doing something I wanted to do or what would help others. I have found that when I choose the more selfless route, God often rewards me in some way. He seems to be inclined to reward people for their good intentions and […]

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My Favorite Chicago Slang Terms

Filed in Living by on October 20, 2016 0 Comments
My Favorite Chicago Slang Terms

The south side of Chicago was a really interesting place to grow up. I have a lot of great memories of the places, people, and events that make up my childhood. One of the hilarious things about Chicago is all of the slang people use. I’m sure other places around the country have their own […]

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The Parable of the Pear Tree

Filed in Living by on October 13, 2016 0 Comments
The Parable of the Pear Tree

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away. The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, […]

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The One Quality I Wish I Had

Filed in Stress & Anxiety by on October 6, 2016 0 Comments
The One Quality I Wish I Had

It seems no matter what wonderful qualities or gifts we’ve been given in life, we always want what we don’t possess—it’s just human nature. A beautiful woman wishes she were smarter. Some rich guy longs to also be famous. A brilliant scientist wishes she could be more sociable so she can meet the man of […]

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