September has always been my favorite month. It has the feeling of change, with the temperature starting to cool down, the crisp blue skies and the subtle change of the leaves. The month begins with the end of the summer to a more routine existence. It signifies a new beginning of sorts and I … [Read more...] about Change is in the Air
Enjoying & Protecting a Lifestyle
There is a show on television called “Extreme Couponing” with the concept that if you clip coupons you can save an extreme amount of money. When I say extreme, I mean almost free. Most of the “couponers” have shelves full of food and groceries in the garage or pantry with savings amounting to … [Read more...] about Spending Too Much? You’re Not Alone
We have talked in previous posts about how to be a successful investor one needs to be optimistic about the future. This optimism can be seen in the tremendous progress that technology is having in many aspects of our lives. Technology is making our lives easier, more productive and allowing us to … [Read more...] about The Driver-less Car Bet
Maureen and I were late to the game with the hit TV show “Downton Abbey” This British drama series follows the lives of the Crawley family and its servants in the family's Edwardian country house. The series begins with the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, which leaves Downton Abbey's future in … [Read more...] about What is your part to play?
My favorite cartoon character when I was young was Snoopy. So much so that my bedroom was filled with Snoopy. Snoopy dolls, Snoopy quotes and even Snoopy curtains. I even learned how to draw Snoopy on top of his dog house and spent many hours in art class perfecting this skill. And my favorite … [Read more...] about Come On Get Happy!
The news can be difficult to watch but occasionally you come across a story that reinforces the good qualities in people that make you smile. Just recently a bunch of college students picked up a couch at the local Salvation Army store. They noticed that the couch was a bit bumpy in one area and … [Read more...] about The Lucky Couch