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NPR Interview: Charles Fernyhough, Author Of Pieces Of Light

Is your first memory of you one where you are looking at yourself? Why are you not remembering looking out from your own eyes? Why are you seeing yourself as if from another person looking at you in that memory? This is an interesting interview Interview: Charles Fernyhough, Author Of Pieces Of Light : NPR. about how […]

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Better Financial Education YouTube video

Here is a short video introducing briefly what Better Financial Education, my business, may do for you.   Also, the blog on my book Wealth Odyssey, which also has a YouTube video.   Note: Your RSS feed or email may not show the embedded part of this blog … please go to the blog website to see […]

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Your Medical Mind. How to decide what is right for you.

As I read this book, Your Medical Mind, it struck me how similar making medical decisions are to making financial decisions. For example, a quote from page 82: “… uncertainty pervades much of medical decision making. And in situations where one can not predict the outcome exactly, how the decision is made can be as important as what […]

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honest truth

No more excuses … how to be honest with yourself!

Human beings have an astounding facility for self-deception when it comes to our own money. We tend to rationalize our own fears. So instead of just recognizing how we feel and reflecting on the thoughts that creates, we cut out the middle man and construct the façade of a logical-sounding argument over a vague feeling.These […]

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why nations fail

China … an interesting perspective

Why Nations Fail. Rather than use my own inadequate words I think Thomas Friedman’s  Why Nations Fail opinion article (login required) expresses the book’s observations the best. Friedman writes: Quote: “Why Nations Fail” argues that the key differentiator between countries is “institutions.” Nations thrive when they develop “inclusive” political and economic institutions, and they fail when those […]

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Fiscal Cliff

Fiscal Cliff

Many are commenting about the problems we will have if Washington politicians don’t fix the increase in taxes and/or spending cuts that are automatically going to occur after December 31st. Gregory Zuckerman in his Wall Street Journal article “Markets Brace for Washington’s “Fiscal Cliff,” does a good job going through the issues. The only immediate effects would […]

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financial literacy

Lack of financial literacy …

Lack of financial literacy harmful to retirement (and any other financial goal) … Personal Finance is boring to most folks … at their peril. Jump$tart.org can help bring learning to life. Young and old alike face being able to take care of themselves. It is amazing that people spend more time looking into how to spend […]

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