Lies, Damn Lies, and Anchors

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others.” –Fyodor Dostoyevsky “The best lies about me are the ones I told.” […]

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Should You Just Donate to Charity Instead of Going to IHOP’s Free Pancake Day?

“He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes.” –Proverb (probably attributed to Aunt Jemima) March 3, 2015 is National Pancake Day from IHOP. You go, get free pancakes, and the cost is a donation of whatever you think is appropriate to give to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. I love the notion and the […]

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President Obama Calls for a Stronger Fiduciary Standard. Should You Care?

“…back-door payments or hidden fees for steering people into bad retirement investments that have high fees and low returns…” –Barack Obama On February 23, 2015, President Barack Obama threw his support behind a forthcoming (as of the writing of this article, it had not been released) Department of Labor fiduciary standard. According to a White […]

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Food in a Box

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” –Harriet van Horne “When the waitress asked if I wanted my pizza cut into four or eight slices, I said, ‘Four. I don’t think I can eat eight.’” –Yogi Berra I grew up in a Southern family. My grandmother cooked […]

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How Much Would You Have to Budget to Go to the Women’s World Cup in 2015?

“To watch people push themselves further than they think they can, it’s a beautiful thing. It’s really human.” –Abby Wambach My wife and I are going to go to the Women’s World Cup in Canada in June. Specifically, we’re going to go see the U.S. play Nigeria in Vancouver. Even though we are in the […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Career

Zone of potential agreement (ZOPA): The area where both you and the person you are negotiating with would accept an offer. When you think about how you’re going to earn and save enough money to hit your financial goals, it’s really easy to think about how you can cut expenses. Cut lattes! Recycle dryer sheets! […]

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