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Is every smartphone app a game? In the interest of full disclosure, I do not own a smart phone.  I was reading an article called “Foodzy:  Making Dieting A Game For You And Your Friends” on www.fastcompany.com about an application (app) to help keep track of what you eat.   Foodzy, a start up in Amsterdam, developed an app that makes a game of tracking your diet.  Do we need a game to encourage us to eat better? Read More…

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What is your next step is a question I constantly ask myself.  By now, you would think I am where I want to be and there is no next step.  After all, I am old(er) and achieved a modest amount of success.  Without any extraordinary help from medical science, I am planning on living another thirty (30) years. Read More…

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Real-time ridesharing is here!  Would you rideshare, if it were convenient?  Maybe?  Would you rideshare for a reward?  Did I get you attention?  Who is rewarded?  Drivers earn rewards and riders save money.  This sounds like a no hassle carpool.  Where do I sign up? Read More…

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How do you express yourself? Recently, I was asked what my boss would say about me.  Since I just asked for a recommendation letter, I had a quick answer.  Then I started thinking, if it could be reduced to one word.  Do you remember the famous line from Wall Street, when Gordon Gecko refers to greed?  Doesn’t that one word describe the whole movie?  Read More…

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I remember when fast meant a swift runner!  Some may also think of fast as abstaining from food.  The classic Indianapolis 500 car race rewards the team and driver who win the race.  The car with the fastest time wins.  Society rewards fast or does it? Read More…

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Nobody Pays Retail!

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Who pays full price for a car?  No one!  Yet there are stories of people paying over list price for high demand vehicles such as Toyota Prius.  Do you negotiate prices in every purchase?  Of course not, that would be too much trouble.  So when would it be worth it?  There are two (2) categories of purchases that would be worth negotiating a better price.  The first is a large purchase such as buying a house, car or travel. Read More…

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Post image for Can You Tell a Story or a Joke?

Can you tell a story or a joke? Your ability to tell a joke or a story can mean success or failure!  Parties are dependent on that individual that keeps the energy or that certain verve going at a party.  You know that person, you like being around him or her because they enjoy life, they are positive, and you are listening to them.  Would you like to be that person?  Is that you? Read More…

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Post image for Would $12,000 Convince You to Move Closer to Work?

I recently read an article on www.fastcompany.com that describes a program in Washington, D.C. that bribes people to move from the suburbs to downtown.  Would you move from the suburbs to downtown Washington, D.C. for $12,000?  Read More…

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Men, Women and Money

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Money, what is it?  Would it surprise you to learn men and women view money differently?  The standard definition for money is any object or record, that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a given country or socioeconomic context.  Men and women spend and invest money differently!  Why? Read More…

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Post image for The Problem with Health Care is You!

Health insurance is something everybody wants and needs!  Maybe you do not, right? I know you are young, healthy and do not need to visit a doctor.  Why would someone like you sign up for health insurance and pay $40 per week for something you do not need? Read More…

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