The HAPPE Method of Journaling

Lara Zielin, an author and life coach, has created a method of journaling she calls “Author Your Life,” where people think about themselves as characters in a story of their making. Author Your Life is a way to write about the life you want to have as if it’s already occurring. Zielin has developed five … Continue reading The HAPPE Method of Journaling

My Two Cents, Wait Four Cents, Wait $10,000, Wait $7 Thoughts on Gamestop and Robinhood

Earlier this week, I had a former student send me an email asking me what I thought about the Gamestop and Robinhood controversies that have been in the news. I'm far from being an expert on the markets, so as you read my response below, take everything I say with a grain of salt  In … Continue reading My Two Cents, Wait Four Cents, Wait $10,000, Wait $7 Thoughts on Gamestop and Robinhood

This Is What It Takes to Be the WSJ House of the Year

Tuesday through Thursday each week, WSJ editors choose a distinctive property for sale to feature as the House of the Day at WSJ.com/News/RealEstate. On Fridays, readers vote for their favorite. From Dec. 14 to Jan. 4, readers voted among the winners from the last two weeks of 2019 and the first 50 weeks of 2020 … Continue reading This Is What It Takes to Be the WSJ House of the Year

Is My Blog About to Pay Off? $$$

I started blogging six years ago with two primary goals. First, to monetize the site, make a gazillion dollars, and retire early. Second, to be a guest on one of the late-night talk shows. Well, at this point, my agent has not been able to find a time that works with my schedule to appear … Continue reading Is My Blog About to Pay Off? $$$

Wowed Again, Again. Student Vision Board Project, 2020.

For the past several years, I have had my freshmen business students create vision boards, and then in three to five minutes, present his or her vision board to the class. The whole process takes three days of class time (spread over three weeks), but it is well worth it. All I can say after … Continue reading Wowed Again, Again. Student Vision Board Project, 2020.

What’s Your Regret? Dan Pink Would Like to Know…

Imagine my excitement when I saw an email in my Inbox from Dan Pink. Dan's biweekly Pinkcast has been a great source of material for my blogs. I used to look forward to those Tuesdays when his Pinkcast newsletter would arrive because the odds were quite high that I would have something to write about … Continue reading What’s Your Regret? Dan Pink Would Like to Know…

My Retirement Is Not Looking Too Productive

These past 10 days have given me a glimpse of what my retirement might be like. Since I finished teaching my class the first week of March, I really have no teaching responsibilities right now, so my days are fairly wide open. And let's just say I have not made the best use of those … Continue reading My Retirement Is Not Looking Too Productive

Well That Wasn’t The Answer I Was Hoping For! But…

A recent headline caught my attention immediately: What is the ideal age to retire? It's a question I've been giving more and more thought to, now that I'm getting, well, you know... I was hoping the article was going to reveal that the ideal age was sooner than I thought, which would mean I was … Continue reading Well That Wasn’t The Answer I Was Hoping For! But…

It’s All About the Comfort, and the Memories

This is a photo of the shirt I wore today. I got this shirt from Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia when either our first son was born in 1982, or when our second son was born in 1985 (those early years of parenthood were a blur...) Either way, it means that I've had the shirt … Continue reading It’s All About the Comfort, and the Memories

Compound Interest – the Eighth Wonder of the World*

Remember that time is money. – Ben Franklin, Advice to a Young Tradesman, 1748 To prove what Franklin meant about the time value of money, let’s use an example, one that pays homage to Franklin. Another famous saying of Franklin’s is “A penny saved is a penny got.” Imagine someone took Franklin’s advice, and took a penny … Continue reading Compound Interest – the Eighth Wonder of the World*