Porches = Eyebrows. Let Me Explain.

I remember 30 plus years ago when my wife and I were looking for our first home my wife had a couple of basic features she wanted in a home. One of those items was a front porch. And I'll admit I wanted one as well. Well, we are still living in the first house … Continue reading Porches = Eyebrows. Let Me Explain.

Why I Love LinkedIn

I've used LinkedIn for several years, and it's one of the sites I go to every day. As a college professor, my favorite feature is simply reading through the Notifications to see what my former students are up to. If one of them is starting a new job, has gotten a promotion, or is going … Continue reading Why I Love LinkedIn

Music Monday: Madonna and Bruce End 34-Year Slump

Proving that they weren't just flashes in the pan, Madonna and Bruce Springsteen returned to the top of the Billboard Charts with their newest albums this week. The last time these two held the top two spots was back in 1985, when Springsteen was on top with "Born in the USA" and Madonna held the … Continue reading Music Monday: Madonna and Bruce End 34-Year Slump

A PSA for Men about Your Prostate and Your PSA

The current issue of AARP, the Magazine featured an informative and entertaining article, "Interview With a Prostate: The Misunderstood Gland". I know, it's hard to imagine an article about the prostate gland being entertaining, but it was a clever way to share useful information about the prostate that men might actually read. The article, written … Continue reading A PSA for Men about Your Prostate and Your PSA

How Do You Compare – the Annual American Time Use Survey

Yesterday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the results of the American Time Use Survey (ATUS). These data include the average amount of time per day in 2018 that individuals worked, did household activities, and engaged in leisure and sports activities. Additionally, measures of the average time per day spent providing childcare—both as a … Continue reading How Do You Compare – the Annual American Time Use Survey

Is It Worth Living to 100?

I've always said that I want to live to be at least 100. There's no particular reason why, it just seems like a nice round number and perhaps confirmation of healthy living. I've always viewed running out of money as my biggest worry if I were to live to 100, but after reading an article … Continue reading Is It Worth Living to 100?

It’s Never Too Late to Find Your Calling

Rich Karlgaard is an American journalist, bestselling author, award-winning entrepreneur, and speaker. He was named publisher of Forbes magazine in 1998. His newest book, “Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement”, explores what it means to be a late bloomer in a culture obsessed with SAT scores and early success, … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late to Find Your Calling

I’d Buy a Car from This Guy

The WSJ had a great story about the owner of a local car dealership - Fred Beans. Fred recently celebrated his 80th birthday by doing 125 push-ups - straight through, with no rest. An impressive feat at any age, but unbelievable at 80. For the past 11 years, Mr. Beans has been working with a … Continue reading I’d Buy a Car from This Guy

What’s Your Tolerance for Risk?

When planning for your financial future, it's important to understand the notion of risk tolerance and to assess your own level of risk tolerance. According to Investopedia, risk tolerance is the degree of variability in investment returns that an investor is willing to withstand. Risk tolerance is an important component in investing. You should have a realistic understanding … Continue reading What’s Your Tolerance for Risk?

What’s Our Natural State? Working or Relaxing?

How are we meant to go through life? To be working and hustling, with periodic breaks for relaxation? Or is it more natural to be doing nothing, to be strolling along a beach, with periodic interruptions for work? I think, in the U.S. at least, the answer is pretty clear. We value the hustler, the person who is … Continue reading What’s Our Natural State? Working or Relaxing?