Your home is your castle – think again…

Your home is your castle – think again…

I believe it was Fred Flintstone or someone similar who once said, “a man’s home is his castle.”  Well, we know it’s not just men who own homes, so that’s clearly Neanderthal on one level, but even changing it to “Your home is your castle” doesn’t really fly either.

For example, when trash day rolls around once a week you probably think you’re being a responsible citizen by taking the garbage out early, right? 

[20 years later] Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

[20 years later] Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

It was just 20 years ago on August 16th, 1999 that Regis Philbin asked this famous question on ABC primetime:

“Who wants to be a millionaire?”

The original format of the show ran contestants through a series of 15 multiple choice questions that offered bigger and bigger payouts as the questions got harder and harder.

But if you managed to persevere through all 15 questions, you would win a cool $1 Million Dollars.

The dream lives

The dream lives

Even with so many talking heads shouting at one another across the media, a recent Gallup poll has just revealed one thing that over 70% of Americans agree on:

The American Dream still Lives!

According to their recent poll, Gallup confirms that the notion that everyone has the right to achieve their potential remains as strong as ever.

It’s now a wonderful sing-a-long

It’s now a wonderful sing-a-long

Remember that famous line, “Every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings?”

It’s from Frank Capra’s 1946 holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” 

The film tells the story of George Bailey (played flawlessly in the film by Jimmy Stewart) who gets a second chance to see how the many lives he’s touched would change had he not appeared on the scene.

If Billionaires do THIS…

If Billionaires do THIS…

While surfing the web looking up something totally non-related, I discovered a fun little list about billionaires I thought I’d share.

No – it’s not what they wear or where they live or who they’re married to any of that other stuff you typically see in the paparazzi press.  Instead, it’s a bit more practical… 

Little Green Men

Little Green Men

Are we alone in the universe?

They say the truth is out there… but for most of us, seeing is believing.

If you want to do more than read about flying saucers and little green men, a recent article from Business Insider offers some tips on where in the good ol’ USA you need to go.

Does It Spark Joy?

Does It Spark Joy?

“Does it spark joy?”

This is the key question asked by professional organizer, Marie Kondo, in her #1 bestselling book on decluttering: 

“The Life Changing Method of Tidying Up.”

Since writing the book, Kondo has leveraged her fame into a popular show on Netflix entitled: “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.”

Winning strategy on Jeopardy AND…?

Winning strategy on Jeopardy AND…?

So , were you caught up by it?

I’m talking about the amazing run Jeopardy champ James Holzhauer had in winning 32 times and racking up over $2.4 Million in prizes.

This was impressive on a number of levels.

First off, according to the New York times, Holzhauer’s average earnings per night came to $77,000.  (Not a bad day’s work.)

Love Stinks...Truths About Money

Love Stinks...Truths About Money

“Love Stinks” was the title of an old song from 1980 by the J. Geils Band. 

It was a huge hit because sadly in many cases it definitely resonates.

Well, today I’m going to share what I call 3 “Love Stinks” Truths on the topic of money.  I call them that because even though the truth stinks, I’m sharing them out of love and respect for you.

10 Keys to Being a Better Boss

10 Keys to Being a Better Boss

Ever hear of “Project Oxygen?”

It’s a 10+ year effort established by internet giant Google to understand the characteristics of the very best “bosses.” 

This is a really big deal because after investing huge dollars in attracting, hiring, and training great people, you do NOT want to have them exit stage left because they hate their boss.